High-level Partner Bolsters Healthcare Practice with Medicare
Christine M. Clements has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
as a partner in the Corporate practice group and as a member of the
Healthcare team, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Clements
joins from Crowell & Moring LLP.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Christine. With more than 25 years of
combined experience in private practice and in-house at Aetna, Christine
understands the ever changing regulatory landscape facing the healthcare
industry today. Our clients will greatly benefit from her practical
advice and innovative solutions to complex regulatory matters," said Jon
W. Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin.
Eric. A. Klein, who leads Sheppard Mullin’s Healthcare team commented,
"Christine brings extraordinary regulatory expertise that will be
invaluable to health plan and insurance company clients who participate
in federal healthcare government contract programs, particularly
involving Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) and Medicare Prescription
Drug programs (Medicare Part D). We’re strategically focused on
expanding our healthcare regulatory capabilities on the East Coast and
firmwide, and Christine’s knowledge and skill set are an ideal fit."
Clements focuses her practice on federal healthcare government contract
programs, with particular emphasis on the Medicare Advantage Program,
the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, the Federal Employees
Health Benefits Program, Medicaid managed care, and the Medicare and
Medicaid Financial Alignment Demonstration. Clements advises clients on
contract application requirements, rate development and bidding, medical
loss ratio and other financial and reporting requirements, risk
adjustment, sales and marketing, benefit design, employer/union group
offerings, provider and vendor contracting and payment, audit, fraud and
abuse, and compliance programs. Between stints of private practice,
Clements served as chief Medicare counsel at Aetna Inc., where she was
responsible for the company's Consumer Segment and the lead attorney for
the company's Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
businesses, Medicare Supplement products, and other retiree plans.
"I am excited to join Sheppard Mullin and rejoin Mike Paddock, Bob Rhoad
and Kathleen Stratton with whom I previously practiced. The firm has
stellar Healthcare and Corporate groups, both of which dovetail nicely
with my practice and the services that I deliver to clients. I look
forward to contributing to the expansion of the firm's regulatory
expertise and overall Healthcare team," added Clements.
Clements received a J.D. from American University Washington College of
Law and a B.A. from George Washington University.
In the last two months, the Washington, D.C. office also welcomed Denise
Giraudo to the Labor and Employment practice, Joe Jay to the Government
Contracts, Investigations & International Trade practice, and Ken
Wiseman and Mark Sundback to the Energy, Infrastructure and Project
Sheppard Mullin has 80 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C.
office. The firm's Healthcare team includes more than 140 attorneys, and
the Corporate practice includes 150 attorneys firmwide.
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