Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Ima E. Nsien as a principal in its Litigation practice group in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Nsien is a healthcare trial and licensing lawyer, specializing in complex disputes. She was previously at Manatt, Phelps & Philips LLP.
Partner Kimberley J. Donovan, who co-chairs the Healthcare Group, said, “Ima is a welcome addition to our US healthcare litigation team. Her experience in healthcare litigation, health plan licensing and regulatory compliance, is extensive and impressive. Ima has acted for some of the largest providers within the sector, including health plans and insurers, hospitals and nursing facilities, as well as pharmaceutical companies, in numerous complex disputes. She possesses that combination of legal insight, litigation strategy and a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry that distinguishes our practice in the market.”
Ms. Nsien advises commercial, Medicare and Medicaid managed care entities in a variety of legal disputes in state and federal court, including bad faith, breach of health plan contracts, ERISA and mental health parity claims and also has experience in handling skilled nursing facility enforcement action appeals before state and federal regulators. She assists clients through the Knox-Keene health plan licensing application process and represents healthcare clients in government investigations.
A graduate of USC, Ms. Nsien holds a JD from The University of Texas School of Law (2014) and also spent a year studying law at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Following graduation from the University of Texas, Ms. Nsien served as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of California.
The Squire Patton Boggs Healthcare litigators are an integral part of the firm’s nationally recognized Healthcare Group, offering clients a mix of litigation and healthcare capabilities throughout the US to resolve multifaceted legal matters with a deep understanding of the healthcare business. The team represents clients in state and federal courts through jury and bench trials, in administrative procedures and hearings, and through the appellate process.