Nossaman LLP has expanded its Healthcare Practice Group in its Sacramento office with the addition of seasoned healthcare lawyer Kim Ware, who joins the Firm as a Partner.
Ms. Ware brings a wealth of experience to Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group. She is adept at advising medical staffs and their members regarding operations, governing documents, credentialing, peer review, corrective action hearings and physician wellness matters, including Physician Well-Being Committee activities. Prior to joining Nossaman, she headed the Ware Law Group—a boutique healthcare law firm that she founded and ran for over 15 years.
“I am excited Kim is joining the Group,” said Mary Powers Antoine, a Partner in Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group and Administrative Partner of the Sacramento office. “She is incredibly well thought of in the California medical staff community, and has a proven track record of helping her clients effectively navigate the complexities of peer review and medical staff operations.”
Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group concentrates its efforts in the transactional, regulatory, operational, legislative and litigation arenas, and consists of experienced, highly skilled attorneys who provide the full spectrum of specialized legal services required by the healthcare sector. Key clients of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice include Adventist Health and various Adventist Health hospitals and medical staffs, Blue Shield of California, the CaliforniaChoice Program, the California Hospital Association, the California Association of Dental Plans, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Dignity Health, LA Care Health Plan, MemorialCare Health System, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, St. Vincent Medical Center and medical staff, Sutter Health, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland, United Surgical Partners, Inc. and UHS of Delaware, Inc.
“Kim will further strengthen our Healthcare Practice in Northern California, in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. We are very pleased that Kim is joining us,” said Tom Curtis, the Chair of Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group.
Nossaman has a rich history in the healthcare sector, with its preeminence in healthcare law beginning with the landmark efforts of the Firm’s senior healthcare lawyers. These efforts include those of former Firm Partner and State Assemblyman John T. Knox, co-author of the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 and the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act and current Partner Richard Spohn, who was and remains outside counsel and collaborator in the conceptualization, regulatory approval and implementation of the first private sector healthcare services exchange, the CaliforniaChoice program, which is today the oldest and largest of such structures. Furthermore, the Practice has been perennially ranked by Chambers as one of the leading healthcare groups in California.
“Nossaman is the ideal Firm for my practice,” said Ms. Ware. “It has a deep, well-known group of healthcare lawyers, and a very strong reputation in the California market.”
Ms. Ware is the is Past-President of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, Past-Member of its Board of Directors and Past-Chair of the Board of Editors of California Health Law News. She also serves on the Attorney Advisory Group to the California Patient Protection and Physician Health organization (CPPPH).She holds a J.D. from the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of West Florida.
In addition to Ms. Ware, Rebecca Hoyes and Morgan Muir join the Healthcare Practice Group as Associates in the Sacramento and San Francisco offices respectively. Ms. Hoyes served as an attorney alongside Ms. Ware at the Ware Law Group. She holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Muir previously served as an attorney at the University of California, San Francisco and Hooper, Lundy & Bookman PC. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a B.A., with honors, from the University of Chicago.
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