Partner Howard Bogard to Chair Health Law Section of Alabama State Bar

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Birmingham, AL., November 12, 2018 - Birmingham partner Howard Bogard was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Alabama State Bar Association's (ASB) Health Law Section. Bogard will serve a one-year term as chair of the nearly 200 member Health Law Section.

The Health Law Section of the ASB is open to members of the plaintiffs and defense bar who are interested or involved in the health care industry, including but not limited to various state and federal issues such as Medicare fraud and abuse, payment problems, merger and acquisition of health care entities, antitrust, fiscal management, peer review, provider malpractice, individual rights and Supreme Court actions.

At Burr, Bogard is currently the practice group leader of the firm's Health Care Practice Group and also serves as the firm's chief HIPPA compliance officer.

His area of focus involves corporate and regulatory health care matters, including Stark and Anti-kickback and False Claims Act compliance, facility and professional licensure matters, HIPAA, physician practice formation, joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, certificate of need issues, Medicare and third-party audits and investigations, corporate compliance, and contract negotiations. Howard represents a variety of health care clients including: hospitals, surgery centers, clinical labs, physician practices, nursing homes, large academic medical centers, imaging centers, and other health care providers.


For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. On January 1, 2019, Burr & Forman LLP will join forces with McNair Law Firm, resulting in 360 attorneys across 19 offices in the Southeast.

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