Julia counsels clients on compliance with health care regulatory issues involving federal and state fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, as well as HIPAA.
Prior to joining the firm, Julia was an associate at a boutique health care firm where she focused her practice on physicians and physician practices, representing clients in group practice formation, management and professional service relationships, and practice sales and acquisitions.
Julia also worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., where she served as an authority on privacy rights including HIPAA, the Privacy Act and privacy regulations. During law school, she completed a legal internship with the Greater New York Hospital Association.
- Counsels physicians and hospitals on the sale and purchase of medical practices and facilities, drafting asset purchase agreements
- Advises clients on the formation of holding companies, management services companies and captive practices to ensure compliance with corporate practice of medicine laws and regulations
- Conducts due diligence reviews for clients purchasing medical practices or new hospital affiliations
- Structures and creates physician practice groups, drafting operating agreements, shareholder agreements, division agreements, and separation and release agreements
- Negotiates unwind agreements for medical practices separating from hospitals
- Prepares HIPAA compliance plans and provides training for physicians and staff members
- Analyzes potential breaches reported by clients and counsels clients on response and breach notification requirements