May 3, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Tennille A. Syrstad to the firm’s Denver office and Health Care practice as an associate. Syrstad, a former judge advocate at a U.S. Air Force base medical center, will focus on a variety of health care regulatory and compliance matters as well as Medicare and Medicaid provider-based regulations.

Syrstad joins the expanding Health Care practice in Denver and nationwide for Polsinelli Shughart.

“The addition of Tennille reflects the increased demand for health care work, especially in the regulatory and compliance practice,” said Gene Commander, managing partner of the Denver office of Polsinelli Shughart. “We anticipate steady growth in this area both in the Rocky Mountain region and across the country.”

Prior to joining Polsinelli Shughart, Syrstad served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force at David Grant USAF Medical Center located on Travis Air Force Base in California. She earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. She is currently licensed to practice in Minnesota only.

Syrstad is now among the firm’s 106 health care attorneys in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The firm added a large group of prominent health care attorneys to the Denver office in 2011. Polsinelli Shughart recently ranked as the sixth largest health care law firm in the nation, according to the 2011 rankings from Modern Healthcare magazine.

Syrstad is not licensed to practice in Colorado.

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