LOS ANGELES — LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – August 7, 2007— Arent F…

LOS ANGELES — LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – August 7, 2007— Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that Lowell C. Brown and Jonathon E. Cohn will join its Los Angeles, CA office as partners on August 7, 2007. The two lawyers, who were previously with the Los Angeles office of Foley & Lardner LLP, are two of the preeminent health care lawyers in California. The firm expects that it will add at least three associates to the health care group as well.

Robert O’Brien, the partner-in-charge of Arent Fox’s LA office, said, “The addition of Lowell and Jon strengthens the firm’s leading national health care and life sciences practices.” He said the incoming group “will serve as the core of a dynamic health care practice in California.”

Brown advises hospitals, health systems, long-term care facilities, medical groups, and other health care provider organizations in business, regulatory, and medico-legal matters; he has significant experience with laws relating to operational issues, including the design and implementation of compliance programs, practitioner credentialing, peer review, disciplinary hearings, Medicare certification, licensing and accreditation issues, and related policies and procedures. He is nationally recognized for his work involving the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the federal law prohibiting improper emergency patient transfers by hospitals. Brown has extensive experience defending clients against actions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to terminate Medicare provider agreements. His practice also encompasses operational issues, such as bioethics, medical records, and consent and confidentiality.

Cohn’s practice focuses on litigation and trial work with an emphasis on health care issues, such as long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement disputes. He represents various long-term care providers in many areas, including licensing, certification, civil and criminal enforcement, reimbursement and collections, and other regulatory and administrative proceedings. Cohn also represents health care professionals in licensure and workers’ compensation proceedings.

Arent Fox’s LA office has doubled in size to 20 lawyers since it opened on January 1, 2007. The firm expects to see continued growth in the office through strategic hiring to expand its core practice areas in California.

About Arent Fox
Arent Fox – a full-service law firm with offices in Washington, New York and Los Angeles – is a recognized leader in areas including intellectual property, real estate, health care, life sciences, and litigation. With more than 300 lawyers, Arent Fox has a wide range of expertise in corporate securities and transactions, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, government relations and regulation, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance and the global business market. The firm provides services to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments, long-term care facilities, start-up companies, and other entities.

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