July 2, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes health care litigation attorney Stephanie N. Gwillim as an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Previously, Gwillim served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. She supervised and litigated state investigations into both health care providers’ billing practices and allegations of abuse and neglect of patients residing in Missouri health care facilities.

“Stephanie’s experience in health care investigative work will be of great value to our clients,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr, “We are pleased that she is joining us as we continue to expand our health care capabilities in Chicago and nationwide.”

Polsinelli Shughart is a leader in defending health care organizations and professionals in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Washington, D.C. The firm represents some of the nation’s top hospitals, insurers, physicians and their practice groups. In addition to the defense of medical malpractice cases, Polsinelli Shughart provides legal counsel and representation to health care clients nationwide.

“I am excited to be collaborating with Polsinelli Shughart’s highly recognized health care team and respected litigation attorneys,” said Gwillim. “My background in health care investigations and related work will assist the firm’s health care clients in this rapidly evolving industry.”

Gwillim earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 2009 with a Certificate in Health Law. She worked on the St. Louis University Public Law Review, was a Dean’s Select Scholar, and earned the Academic Excellence Award in Legal Research and Writing. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Eastern Illinois University in 2006 through the University Honors Program. While there, she received the Warner-Brainard Pre-legal Presidential Award. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

The Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart started in 2006 and has now grown to 68 attorneys. Polsinelli Shughart has been ranked as the third fastest growing law firm in the country.

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