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Date: September 14, 2009
GSB Press Release

SEATTLE, September 14, 2009 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that Emily R. Studebaker has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Seattle office.

“We are delighted to welcome Emily as a member of our team,” said Stephen Rose, chair of the firm’s healthcare practice. “Her substantial experience advising ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices on legal issues arising under the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark and HIPAA and responding on their behalf to government audits will benefit our clients throughout the western United States.”

“With the addition of experienced healthcare attorney Emily Studebaker, we are pleased to have expanded the healthcare services available to our clients,” said Erle Cohen, Garvey Schubert Barer’s chief operating officer.

Ms. Studebaker’s practice focuses exclusively on healthcare, counseling physician groups and ambulatory surgery centers on a variety of legal matters, including regulatory compliance, business transactions and litigation of business disputes. Ms. Studebaker advises clients on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the “Stark” law, and related state self-referral laws. She also assists clients in preparing and implementing corporate compliance plans designed to satisfy the requirements of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Office of Inspector General Guidelines. In addition, Ms. Studebaker assists clients to structure transactions to properly avoid certificate of need review and to structure and negotiate certificate of need applications.

Ms. Studebaker works with several medical specialty societies and currently serves as general counsel to the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. In 2009, she received the “Clutch Player Award” from the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association for her service to the ambulatory surgery industry.

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