Squire Patton Boggs senior associate Michi Tsuda has been recognized as a Pro Bono Champion by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Mr. Tsuda joins 28 other AHLA members whose commitment to providing pro bono legal services has impacted individuals and communities in a significant and meaningful way.
AHLA Pro Bono Champions are honored for their pro bono legal services in the healthcare/health law field. The honorees have increased the availability and quality of healthcare, provided the healthcare community with needed access to the legal system and represent excellence in fulfilling the volunteer tradition of the legal profession.
In addition to his active legal practice, Mr. Tsuda possesses a longstanding dedication and commitment to community service and pro bono legal work. In the 2015 calendar year, he worked closely with the Second Wind Fund, The Right Step and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. The Second Wind Fund is a suicide prevention nonprofit that focuses on children and youth aged 19 and younger. Mr. Tsuda assisted the Second Wind Fund in its consolidation of local affiliates under a parent nonprofit corporation and provided regulatory counsel on HIPAA and other healthcare privacy issues. With The Right Step program, which provides therapeutic horse riding sessions to disabled children, Mr. Tsuda advised on Medicaid reimbursement and nonprofit governance issues. Lastly, with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Mr. Tsuda represented women and children who qualify for US. citizenship through the Violence Against Women Act.
Mr. Tsuda was also recently named to Denver Business Journal's "40 under 40" Class of 2016, which recognizes professionals who demonstrate outstanding business ethics, work for the betterment of the community and possess exemplary leadership skills.