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Date: March 27, 2014
GSB Press Release

Seattle, WA, March 27, 2014—Today, the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer announced that Attorney Emily Studebaker has returned to its Seattle Office. Ms. Studebaker returns from the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine.

Ms. Studebaker focuses exclusively on the practice of health law and advises ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. In the area of regulatory compliance, Ms. Studebaker counsels physicians on fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, state anti-rebate and self-referral laws, and general healthcare compliance matters. She assists clients on licensure as well as accreditation and certification issues. She also assists clients to structure transactions to properly avoid or comply with certificate of need laws and represents clients in certificate of need review and related litigation.

Ms. Studebaker works with several medical specialty societies and currently serves as counsel to the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Ms. Studebaker also represents clients in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures and drafts and negotiates operating agreements, asset-purchase agreements, and healthcare management agreements.

In 2009, Ms. Studebaker received the Clutch Player Award from the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association for service to the ambulatory surgery industry in Washington State. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys. In addition, she has been requested to lecture frequently on topics of importance to ambulatory surgery centers. Ms. Studebaker has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of emerging healthcare issues. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, and as an undergraduate she attended Duke University, where she received a B.A., cum laude.

Since 2007, with the exception of her brief affiliation with Davis Wright Tremaine, Ms. Studebaker has been a healthcare attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer.

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