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Julie Gallagher Joins Akerman Senterfitt's Healthcare Practice

Friday, October 16, 2009 General News J E 4
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 9 Akerman Senterfitt today announced that Julie Gallagher has joined the firm's Tallahassee office, as Of Counsel with the Healthcare Practice Group. Ms. Gallagher's work focuses on the representation of physicians and other medical practitioners, pharmaceutical companies, individual health care providers and health care facilities. She joins the firm from Greenburg Traurig, where she spent seven years as a shareholder.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the firm," said Kirk Davis, Chair of Akerman's Healthcare practice. "Her range of experience in the healthcare industry includes numerous public and private organizations, as well as state and federal government agencies. I have no doubt that her background will serve as a great asset to our clients and the firm."

Ms. Gallagher brings nearly three decades of experience in the area of healthcare law, including serving as General Counsel to the Agency for Healthcare Administration in Florida. She has litigated on behalf of private sector clients whose businesses are increasingly impacted by governmental regulation and advises clients such as pharmaceutical companies, individual healthcare providers and healthcare facilities, on proactive business plans and risk assessment and management. She routinely deals with matters before numerous agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Food and Drug Administration and the Office of the Inspector General. Ms. Gallagher is a member of the Florida Bar and is board certified in state and federal government and administrative practice.

Akerman's national healthcare practice represents public and private entities in every major sector of the health industry, including hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers. Akerman's healthcare attorneys are active members of various industry organizations, including the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, Florida Hospital Association, American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association Health Law Section and Florida Bar Health Law Section.

About Akerman Senterfitt

Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2008) in number of lawyers and is one of the largest firms in Florida. With more than 500 lawyers and governmental affairs professionals, the firm serves clients in major business centers throughout the United States, including Miami, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. For additional information, please visit the firm's Web site at www.akerman.com.

For additional information please contact: Walter Fowler RF|Binder Partners, Inc. (212) 994-7512 walter.fowler@rfbinder.com Stephanie Robinson RF|Binder Partners, Inc. (212) 994-7532 stephanie.robinson@rfbinder.com

SOURCE Akerman Senterfitt
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