Read"Post-Escobar Circuit Challenges" by Bruce Frederick Howell of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and and Emily S. Baker of Lewis & Clark in Portland, OR in the November issue of Health eSource. A pioneer in the practice of health law, Howell leads Schwabe’s Healthcare Industry Group. He was among the founders of the Dallas (Texas) Bar Association's Health Law Section and one of the first Board Certified Health Lawyers in Texas. He is also one of 10 attorneys nationally to serve as a founding member of the National Board of Health Lawyers.
Howell counsels clients on a broad array of health law issues, including reimbursement, fraud and abuse, managed care issues, physician practice management issues and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). He handles cases involving genetics, organ transplant technology, laboratory matters, clinical research and healthcare insurance coverage. He also helps providers and businesses comply with and find financial opportunities in connection with PPACA.
Howell has represented companies and individuals in healthcare governmental investigations and counseled clients in structuring transactions to comply with health law regulatory requirements. He has also created compliance programs and consulted on corporate governance matters and tax enforcement matters in nonprofit tax/healthcare work. He is experienced in litigating cases related to healthcare insurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) issues, health law regulatory matters, and PPACA, and has also served as an expert witness in these areas.
Emily Baker is a J.D. candidate at Lewis & Clark Law School, class of 2018. Before Law School, Ms. Baker had many diverse career experiences. Upon graduation from the Art Institute, she was an apparel graphic designer for Nike and Adidas. At the same time, she was an Instructor at the Art institute, where she developed and implemented the Apparel Graphic Design curriculum and taught in areas such as Personal Branding, Brand Strategy, and Public Relations. This led to the role of statewide Marketing Manager for Pernod Ricard, specializing in brand management, spirits education, and event design. Law school was a lifelong goal, and at Lewis & Clark Ms. Baker is involved with Oregon Women Lawyers as a board member for the Queen’s Bench chapter, as well as being a peer mentor to incoming first year students.