November 5, 2015
Cybil G. Roehrenbeck has been added as counsel to Polsinelli’s Influence 50 ranked Public Policy Practice in Washington, D.C.  A former American Medical Association lobbyist and Capitol Hill staffer, Roehrenbeck is well known in public policy circles for executing successful advocacy campaigns on behalf of healthcare providers and innovators.

“We are excited to welcome Cybil and her accompanying knowledge of cutting-edge health care issues to the practice,” said Polsinelli Public Policy Chair Alan Wheat. “Her contributions will immediately be felt by our clients who are navigating a diverse array of emerging health care policies and market trends.”

Roehrenbeck joins Polsinelli as a member of the firm’s Health Care Innovation Practice, a seven-attorney team co-led by new shareholders Sidney Welch and Lynn Scott.  Polsinelli represents a wide variety of health care clients including health systems, health care technology companies, physician practices, and state and specialty medical societies, and expands its capabilities with this addition of a large group of attorneys who focus on critical privacy, technology, transaction, regulatory, and public policy matters for health care companies. 

In 2015, U.S. News & World Report named Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care” in its Best Law Firms report, and Modern Healthcare ranked Polsinelli #1 in its ranking of “Largest Health Care Law Firms.”  Recently, The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli in its annual list of the 50 top-earning lobbying practices.

“Polsinelli is deeply respected for its successful advocacy campaigns and strategic influence, especially among health care policy advocates.  I am very excited to join Polsinelli and offer my clients this scope of knowledge,” said Roehrenbeck.  “We are positioned at the intersection of health care innovation and public policy so that we can serve a wide array of client needs from all angles.”

Fast Facts on the New Team Members:
  • Counsel Cybil G. Roehrenbeck provides government relations counsel and regulatory counseling on emerging health care issues, including health information technology (telehealth and mHealth), precision medicine and genomics, and innovative health care reimbursement models.  She was previously a lobbyist and attorney for the American Medical Association's Washington, DC office.  She also served in the office of U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Watts Partners, a government affairs firm led by U.S. Representative J.C. Watts (R-OK).   She serves in leadership roles for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Health Law Section, and is a nationally recognized speaker.  She will assist client from the Washington, D.C. office. 
  • Shareholder Sidney S. Welch serves as trusted advisor to large specialty physician practices and technology companies across the country in their everyday operational, transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.  In addition, she provides counsel to clients regarding tomorrow’s health care in the following areas: alternative payment and delivery models; mobile and eHealth; telehealth; precision medicine; privacy and security; and data aggregation and analytics. She serves in leadership roles for the ABA Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”), and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel. She will serve clients nationally from the firm’s growing Atlanta office. 
  • Shareholder Lynn S. Scott advises technology, health care, and life sciences clients with a variety of legal issues and transactions.  She focuses on innovative strategies in licensing, development and research, contractual matters, commercialization of intellectual property, and institutional and strategic venture capital and private equity investments.  She is active in ABA and AHLA practice groups and will assist clients nationally from the Atlanta office.
Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh, Public Policy Practice Group Chair Alan Wheat, and Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Phil Feigen are available to comment to the media on the growth of the Public Policy Practice and Washington, D.C. Office and health care innovation issues impacting health care providers and technology companies.