Squire Sanders’ Global Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Expanded by Addition of Three Industry Leaders

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    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., acting on a deep understanding of the wide impact of global health care and life sciences industries, has added leading health care lawyers Peter A. Pavarini, Lisa G. Han and Anthony D. Shaffer.

    “Many of our clients’ businesses touch on the dynamic industries that provide health care services and products. That’s why Squire Sanders is committed to the steady expansion of its broad-based health care and life sciences practice groups, which include practitioners in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America,” said Alex Shumate, Squire Sanders global managing partner for regions. “Peter’s, Lisa’s and Tony’s extensive and varied experience with key aspects of this industry is a great addition to our global team.”

    Pavarini is widely known for his significant experience in complex health care transactions, regulatory compliance, health care payment and health information technology. He represents large hospital systems, stand-alone hospitals, large medical group practices, health insurance companies, managed care organizations, health information technology companies, nursing and medical schools, specialty providers and most other large forms of health care providers. His work encompasses corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, hospital/physician alignment strategies, private placements, regulatory compliance with federal and state health care laws, a wide variety of contracting projects, as well as extensive spin-off litigation, real estate, and labor and employment work. 

    He is serving his second term on the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the premier national association of US-based health care lawyers. He is on key committees including the nominating, membership and practice group board committees. Pavarini is also well-known in US health care industry circles for developing an innovative physician enterprise model adopted by several major US-based hospitals. Pavarini began his legal career as a lawyer in the Office of Inspector General with the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. He has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1991 and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer each year since the award’s inception in 2004. He was recently named one of the best lawyers in the health care field by Euromoney’s Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers. He has lectured extensively before professional and industry groups throughout the United States and has published in a variety of legal and trade journals.

    Pavarini graduated in 1973 from University at Albany, State University of New York, summa cum laude, and earned his J.D. in 1977 from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys and Columbus Bar Foundation.

    Han – who has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America from 2003 to 2010; the 2009 edition of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition; and Ohio Super Lawyers from 2004 to 2010 including being named one of the “Top 25 Women in Columbus” in 2010 – represents health care providers in insurance matters, including large hospital systems, community hospitals, large physician groups, mental health providers, health care management firms with a national presence and similar health care organizations.

    Her work encompasses corporate reorganization, M&A, joint ventures, managed care, payor contracting and revenue cycle considerations for large health care providers, physician alignment strategies, private placements/syndication strategies, a wide variety of contracting projects and regulatory compliance with federal and state health care laws.

    Han speaks and writes Mandarin fluently and has advised clients on strategies for entering the China market. She received an LL.B. in 1985 from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan; an LL.M. in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania; and her J.D. in 1992 from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

    Han is a member of the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, International Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Chinese American Association of Central Ohio.

    Shaffer assists health care organizations and industry service providers in developing legal and strategic solutions during all phases of their business life cycle. From the initial start-up to the ultimate disposition of an organization, Shaffer provides advice regarding how to comply with the myriad laws regulating the health care industry. He offers a wealth of experience in health care transactional and regulatory matters including for profit and nonprofit organization and governance, business financing, acquisitions, sales, mergers, syndications, physician-hospital joint ventures, leasing, health care fraud, anti-kickback statute compliance, Stark law issues, health care informatics, health information privacy and security, charitable trust and tax-exemption, reimbursement and licensure.

    Shaffer was appointed by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008 to serve as a member of the Ohio Health Information Partnership Advisory Board. He is also a co-chair of the governance subcommittee and a member of the Legal Work Group for Ohio’s Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration project administered by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

    He graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Ohio University and summa cum laude with a J.D. from Capital University. He serves on the board of directors of both the Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation and Catholic Schools of Zanesville, Ohio. He is also a member of the American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

    Pavarini, Han and Shaffer join Squire Sanders from Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co., LPA. Pavarini led that firm’s health law practice group, and Han coordinated that firm’s international practice area.

    “The rapid growth of the global health care and life sciences industries means extraordinary challenges that range from protecting intellectual property and managing growth to dealing with steadily increased regulation,” said David W. Grauer, who leads the Squire Sanders health care practice. “We’re very pleased to welcome these industry leaders to the firm, given our clients’ increasing need for wide-ranging counsel.”

    About Squire Sanders: Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices and 15 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.

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