September 20, 2011

Law Week Colorado, the state’s only newspaper published specifically for lawyers, law firms, corporate counsel, and the judiciary, named Polsinelli Shughart shareholder Ann C. McCullough Denver’s “Best Healthcare Lawyer” in its annual Barrister’s Best awards.

“With her expertise representing hospital systems and the nation’s healthcare system in overhaul mode, she was quite a catch for the firm,” Law Week wrote about McCullough, who joined the firm in April along with 10 other health care attorneys.

Barrister’s Best is Law Week Colorado’s annual survey of Colorado’s legal community about the top attorneys in various practice areas. The publication’s editorial board selects a winner in each category.

“Ann and her colleagues are leaders in health care law here in the Rocky Mountain Region and nationally, and we’re delighted to see that recognized by editors who closely follow our industry,” said Eugene R. Commander, managing partner of the firm’s Denver office. “They have been a terrific addition to our firm.”

McCullough, who served as chair of her prior firm’s national Health Care Group, represents hospitals, physician groups, health care networks and related organizations in a variety of transactional, operational and regulatory matters.

Polsinelli Shughart shareholder Gerald A. Niederman won the Law Week distinction as the state’s top health care attorney in 2009. Niederman focuses his practice on business and regulatory issues involving facilities, physicians groups and related organizations, including health care trade organizations.

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Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,
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