WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that H. Guy Collier, partner in the Firm's Health Law Department based in Washington, D.C., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Children's Law Center. The Children's Law Center is the largest civil legal services provider in Washington, D.C. and the only organization that provides comprehensive legal representation specifically for children.
"McDermott Will & Emery has a long-standing relationship with The Children's Law Center," commented Mr. Collier. "Serving on the Board of The Children's Law Center is another opportunity for McDermott to be involved in the organization and make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families."
The Children's Law Center envisions a future for the District of Columbia in which every child has a safe home, a meaningful education and a healthy mind and body. It works toward this vision by providing legal services to at-risk children and their families and using the knowledge they gained from representing these individual clients to advocate for changes in the law and its implementation. For more information visit: www.childrenslawcenter.org.
Mr. Collier is Chairman of McDermott's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. He is Vice Chair of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Committee, Chair of its Clinics Subcommittee, and immediate past-Chair of its Senior Lawyer Public Interest Project. He has served as a volunteer guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect matters in the District of Columbia Superior Court, as well as representing indigent parties in contested child custody proceedings. He was the recipient of McDermott's Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award in 2006. Mr. Collier also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Board of Directors of Hope House DC, and Board of Directors of the University of Richmond Law School Association.
Mr. Collier's legal practice focuses on transactional and related regulatory issues for health industry clients, including hospitals and health systems, public companies, private equity firms, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, medical group practices, and pharmaceutical suppliers and distributors. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to corporate compliance issues, including internal and governmental investigations, and fraud and abuse and medical research compliance.