Overview

Brad works on a wide range of corporate, transactional, real estate, and employee benefits matters. Specifically,his practice focuses on working with hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers regarding complex regulatory and compliance issues. Brad regularly advises clients with respect to HIPAA compliance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, health care fraud and abuse regulations, and medical staff management issues. Brad also works on a wide range ofvarious real estate matters, data privacy issues, financial services regulations, Affordable Care Act compliance, service provider and vendor agreement negotiations, and other commercial contracts for clients in numerous industries and sectors. Additionally, he has experience handling ERISA, general litigation and intellectual property matters.
                                                       
Brad is driven by helping clients achieve their business needs and goals by assisting them to understand and navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment. With new rules and regulations comes an opportunity for clients to implement creative and innovative solutions to meet their regulatory and compliance obligations. Brad ensures clients understand and achieve these solutions to help avoid future litigation or enforcement actions.
 

Practices

    • Negotiated services agreement between health care payment company and national bank for client to provide payment services to bank’s customers.
    • Represents a community hospital system in all aspects of transactions and regulatory compliance, including complex Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues, joint venture arrangements, HIPAA compliance, and real estate transactions.
    • Represents critical access hospitals in multiple states on various payor and compliance issues unique to CAHs under both federal and state law.
    • Represents government-owned hospitals on organization, tax and public financing issues.
    • Advises a health care payments company with respect to both HIPAA and financial services regulations, including analysis of obligations and reporting requirements under money services businesses and credit notification rules and regulations.
    • Advises on a wide range of ERISA issues related to employee benefit plan formation and qualification, IRS and DOL regulations and compliance, and ERISA-related litigation matters.
    • Represents a rural Wyoming hospital in medical staff hearings, practitioner disciplinary actions, and credentialing disputes.
    • Analyzed compliance with Affordable Care Act requirements governing counting employee hours for purposes of determining full-time equivalent employment status for a publicly traded manufacturing company.
    • Reviewed and revised HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices for group health plan administered by publicly held manufacturing company.
    • Conducts HIPAA breach notification and reporting analyses for multiple covered entities when potential HIPAA breaches are reported.
    • Reviews, revises, and negotiates HIPAA Business Associate Agreements for both covered entities and business associates.
    • Analyzed compliance with international, federal, and state data privacy laws regarding the use, maintenance, and storage of employees’ personally identifiable information held in employee records and health plan files for a plastics and resins manufacturer.
    • Represented a national hospital corporation in purchase of first hospital in Ohio, including handling all Ohio-related regulatory and compliance issues and preparing final documents.
    • Defended a manufacturing company in patent dispute and successfully defeated a claim for attorneys' fees.
    • Successfully enforced non-export agreements against gray market exporters and their straw buyers for an automotive dealership group.
  • Education

    • William & Mary Law School, College of William & Mary, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
    • The Ohio State University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Health Law Section-Member (2018-Present)
    • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)—Member (2018-Present)
    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2016-Present)
    • American Health Lawyers Association—Member (2012-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association–Member (2012-Present)
    • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys—Member (2015-Present)
    • John M. Manos Inn of Court—Member (2013-Present)
    • Ohio State Bar Foundation—Fellow (2016)

    Community Involvement

    • Jay/Bridge/Carroll Block Club—Member (2013-Present)
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, Civic Leadership Institute (Class of 2015)
    • Alpha Tau Zeta/Farmhouse Alumni Association—Board of Directors (2013-Present)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2017-2019)
    • "Industry-Specific Cybersecurity Madates: Looking Beyond Your Industry for Guidance," Frantz Ward Client Alert (February 2019) 
    • "New Year, Same Old Ransomware Attacks Against Health Care Providers," Frantz Ward Client Alert (January 2018)
    • "President Trump Circumvents Congress, Seeks to Unwind the Affordable Care Act," Frantz Ward Client Alert (October 2017)
    • "Ohio Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemption — Proposed Rule Changes," Frantz Ward Client Alert (April 2017)
    • “Bad Faith Claims and Performance Bonds,” The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Vol. 33 No. 3 (Summer 2013)
    • "Federal Health Care Law Update," CMBA Health Institute and Medical/Legal Summit, Cleveland, OH (March 2019) 
    • "State and Federal Updates," CMBA's Health Care Law Update & Medical/Legal Summit (April 2018)
    • “Ohio Legal Update,” American Med Spa Association, Cleveland, OH (October 2015)