Cathy Zeman Scheineson focuses her practice on transactional and related regulatory issues for health industry clients, including nonprofit hospitals and health systems, children's hospitals, for-profit hospitals, academic medical centers, post-acute providers and medical group practices. She devotes a substantial portion of her time representing clients in merger and acquisition, tax-exempt bond and joint venture transactions, as well as corporate reorganizations. She also has assisted clients in analyzing corporate practice of medicine, fee splitting, licensure and certificate of need issues in connection with structuring transactions.
Previously, Cathy practiced as a public finance attorney, serving as borrower's counsel, bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and credit enhancer's counsel in tax-exempt bond financings involving hospitals, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, educational facilities and other tax-exempt organizations. Earlier in her career, Cathy worked at the National Institute of Health, Office for Protection from Research Risks (currently known as the Office for Human Research Protections), where she assisted in the drafting of regulations for the protection of human research subjects.
Cathy is active in McDermott's pro bono program and serves on the Firm's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. She is responsible for coordinating the Firm's successful tutoring program at a DC public school under the auspices of the Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights' school partnership program. In addition, she has represented clients in a variety of cases on a pro bono basis, including assisting a tenant's association with the successful acquisition of its apartment building, assisting a mother in obtaining additional educational services for her learning disabled son, establishing a tax-exempt corporation for the empowerment of minority girls and women, and representing numerous clients seeking political asylum in the United States.
Prior to law school, Cathy attended Yale University, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, focusing on health service administration.