July 30, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorneys David Zamora and Anika Clifton to the firm’s Denver office as associates. Zamora focuses on patent preparation and prosecution as part of the firm’s science and technology practice. Clifton joins the firm’s health care practice, the sixth largest in the nation, and she will help health care providers with regulatory compliance and transactional matters.

“David and Anika will help us serve clients in these two increasingly important and growing practices in our office and nationwide,” said Gene Commander, managing shareholder of the Denver office of Polsinelli Shughart. “Between health reform and the ever evolving world of technology, clients are routinely looking to us for guidance and counsel.”

Zamora brings experience with patent cases, including prosecuting patents on semi-conductors, software and business methods. He has also handled trademark and copyright registration and prosecution work. His prior experience working with major technology companies gives Zamora an understanding of computer systems, technical requirements and performance testing procedures. He is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trade Office. He is currently licensed in Arizona. Zamora received his law degree from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from University of Arizona.

Clifton joins Polsinelli Shughart after serving as a consultant to the Cook County Health & Hospitals System in Illinois, the country’s third largest public health system. She has experience advising hospital management on operational and performance matters and is well positioned to assess providers on matters including fraud and abuse, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, Medicare reimbursement, the Anti-Kickback statute and others. Clifton received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago, her Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri. She is currently licensed to practice in Illinois.

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