January 31, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes Cavan K. Doyle to the firm’s national Health Care practice where she will advise health systems, hospitals and health professionals on general health care business and compliance issues. She counsels these clients with respect to identifying fraud and abuse, privacy issues, reimbursements, physician employment agreements and other corporate transactional work.

“Polsinelli Shughart’s broad and deep health care practice allows me to use my experience in a number of compliance areas as well as in the development of contracts with health professionals and organizations,” said Doyle. “It is an exciting time to be practicing health care law with its rapidly changing and complex issues.”

The firm’s Health Care practice includes more than 85 attorneys in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Polsinelli Shughart recently ranked as the sixth largest health care law firm in the nation, according to the 2011 rankings from Modern Healthcare magazine.

Doyle has experience in HIPAA and HITECH compliance and has counseled numerous clients on implementation of electronic health records systems and the requirements for achieving meaningful use of those systems in order to receive government incentives.

“The experience that Cavan brings to our firm will enhance our ability to counsel clients in their regulatory requirements,” said Matt Murer, chair of the Health Care practice group. “Her work in fraud and abuse as well as privacy issues will be especially valuable to them as health reform continues to be a focus for legal professionals.”

Doyle earned a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007. She was a member of the Loyola Law Journal and of the National Health Law Moot Court team. She earned an LLM, Distinction (highest honors), in Medical Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England in 2004. She received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2002 where she completed pre-med coursework.

Doyle served as law clerk for the Honorable Rita M. Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County, General Chancery Division, and had a judicial externship for the Honorable Ronald A. Guzman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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