July 25, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart welcomes health care attorney Ryan M. McAteer to the firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate. McAteer focuses his practice on health care regulatory compliance, medical staff issues and general corporate governance.

“Ryan is a great addition to our firm’s robust national health law team and our office’s own growing health care practice,” said Los Angeles Managing Partner Lisa Greer Quateman. “California is an important health care market and a key part of our office’s overall strategic growth plan. We are pleased to have Ryan join us in this journey.”

The Los Angeles office, which opened one year ago, has attorneys who provide counsel in a variety of areas, including banking and financial institutions, corporate law, energy and utilities, mergers and acquisitions, municipal law, and real estate development, litigation and health care. McAteer also joins one of the largest health care practices in the nation, which includes more than 85 attorneys in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington D.C, as well as Los Angeles. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Polsinelli Shughart’s health care practice as the sixth largest in the nation.

“Polsinelli Shughart has a rich, national reputation and offers a platform that allows me to further develop my health care practice while working alongside some of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the business,” McAteer said. “I’m very excited to be a part of that team.”

In his health care practice, McAteer has represented clients before the California Medical Board and in medical staff peer review sessions. His experience also encompasses a variety of compliance areas, including federal and state self-referral and anti-kickback statutes, HIPAA, EMTALA, False Claims Acts, and Medicare reimbursement.

McAteer earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Gonzaga University in 2006. He is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

The addition of McAteer to the Los Angeles office occurs during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli Shughart, which has seen its national footprint expand to nine states and 16 cities. The National Law Journal has ranked Polsinelli Shughart as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country.

About Polsinelli Shughart

With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, the firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with commitment, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.