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Ober|Kaler's Steven Smith Selected for 2008 "Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers"
December 4, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC — December 4, 2008 – The law firm Ober|Kaler announced today that Steven R. Smith, Attorney-in-Charge of the firm's Washington, DC office, has been selected by Nightingale's Healthcare News for its 2008 ranking of "Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers." He is one of only twelve lawyers from across the country selected for inclusion.
A principal in Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group, Mr. Smith practices exclusively in the health care regulatory, operational and transactional areas where he counsels hospitals and other clients on: compliance, both operationally and legally, with the various laws and regulations that affect them, including the Stark and anti-kickback laws; structuring transactions to achieve the objectives of the client and to comply with such laws and regulations; patient safety and quality assurance issues as they relate to both reimbursement and improvement of patient care; medical staff issues including disciplinary matters and all peer review related issues; corporate governance best practices; and risk and claims management, insurance coverage and fiduciary responsibilities. Prior to joining Ober|Kaler, Mr. Smith spent ten (10) years as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for a large healthcare system in Maryland where he had both operational and legal responsibilities. He is a frequent speaker and author on health care legal issues at the national and local level.
In 2004, Mr. Smith was selected by Nightingale's for its ranking of "Outstanding Hospital Lawyers."
Mr. Smith is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; the American Health Lawyers Association; the Maryland and American Societies for Healthcare Risk Management; and the Maryland State, American and Prince George's County Bar Associations. He previously served on the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and is a current member of the Board of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
He is a graduate of University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1980) and the University of Maryland (B.A., with honors, 1977).
Ober|Kaler is a national law firm providing integrated regulatory, transactional, and litigation services to financial, health care, construction, and other business organizations. The firm has more than 125 attorneys, and offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Falls Church.