Top OSU Medical Center Attorney Rejoins Squire Patton Boggs

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    Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Elizabeth “Emy” Trende has rejoined the firm as of counsel in the Healthcare Group. Ms. Trende most recently served as Senior Assistant Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country, where she was lead attorney for strategic initiatives and external partnerships.

    Ms. Trende brings more than a decade of experience assisting healthcare companies in navigating the changing landscape of health reform. She focuses her practice on strategic initiatives and innovative design of provider alignment models, including clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations, healthcare transactions, compensation design, compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, Medicare reimbursement rules and accreditation standards, governance, and preparation of compliance plans, policies and procedures.

    “Having Emy rejoin the firm and contribute her experience, talent and relationships in the healthcare industry is a win for us and our clients,” said Columbus managing partner Traci Martinez. “She brings a wealth of practical knowledge as both in-house and outside counsel that will play a significant role in the continued growth of our Healthcare practice.” 

    Ms. Trende’s experience spans a broad spectrum of health care laws and regulations, and includes counseling and applied drafting on projects implicating the federal Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, antitrust, patient and data privacy regulations, research and clinical trial rules, pharmaceuticals, laboratory, transplant program rules, government payor regulations, medical staffing, managed care, and special rules applicable to cancer care in PPS-exempt hospitals. 

    “Squire Patton Boggs assists an incredible portfolio of healthcare clients that spans the globe,” said Ms. Trende. “I am thrilled to offer those providers the outlook of someone who has experienced their perspective from the operations side, as we work to innovate care in this unique time.”

    In addition to her practice, Ms. Trende is the founder and board member of The Mother Ship, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides emotional, social, community, health and financial support to parents of children with special needs in the central Ohio area. She is national vice chair of publications for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) In-House Counsel Practice Group and is a frequent presenter at several healthcare-related professional associations, as well as seminars and webinars.

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