WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2005) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that four of its health partners, Michael F. Anthony, Gary Scott Davis, Douglas M. Mancino and Joel L. Michaels have been selected by the American Health Lawyers Association (Association) as Fellows of its organization. The Fellows program recognizes the importance of the Association’s life-long leader community and was established to create a forum for former Association leaders to remain active and continue to contribute to the success of the Association. The 2005 inaugural class of Fellows includes 20 former presidents of the Association (or its predecessors), authors and past leaders of practice groups and programs.
Michael F. Anthony, a former president of the Association and a partner in the Firm's Chicago office, serves as counsel on a number of projects including provider affiliations, integrated delivery system development, formation of HMOs and PPOs, health care mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, various joint ventures, joint operating arrangements, reimbursement systems, medical staff matters, Catholic/non-Catholic transactions, medical group representation and other legal and policy issues. He is the former senior vice president for Legal Affairs at the American Hospital Association. Mr. Anthony also worked in various administrative capacities at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Gary Scott Davis, a partner in the Firm's Miami office, is a past member (1994-2000) of the Association's Board of Directors, and from 1995 to 1999 he served as a member of the Association's Executive Committee, as well as Chairman of the Association’s Membership Committee. He is the recipient of the Association's prestigious David J. Greenburg Service Award (2000). Mr. Davis concentrates his practice on managed care, emerging health benefit plans, strategic acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and reorganizations, joint ventures arrangements and related transactional, regulatory and reimbursement issues.
Douglas M. Mancino, president of the Association from 1993 to 1994 and partner in McDermott's Los Angeles office, represents nonprofit organizations on tax, business and financial matters. He represents organizations and individuals in connection with the formation of nonprofit organizations such as public charities, private foundations, corporate foundations and trade associations, corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shared services, conversions from nonprofit to for-profit status, and restructuring of corporate organizations. Mr. Mancino has extensive experience advising on both health care transactions, as well as on audit, appeals and tax controversy matters.
Joel L. Michaels, a partner in McDermott's Washington, D.C. office, has served on the Association's Board of Directors and previously chaired its HMOs and Health Plans Substantive Interest Law Committee. Mr. Michaels is the recipient of the Association's prestigious David J. Greenburg Service Award (1996). He has extensive experience in health care insurance and health care delivery system organization, financing and regulation. Mr. Michaels advises on a variety of federal law issues, including Medicare and Medicaid regulation, the False Claims Act, the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, ERISA, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
With an over 50-year history of serving the health care industry, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the United States' largest and most prestigious health law departments. Our nearly 100 health lawyers counsel leading organizations in every major sector of the health care industry on regulatory and business transaction issues.
American Health Lawyers Association is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. The Association provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers. For more information visit www.healthlawyers.org.