Healthcare Attorney Elizabeth Sullivan Joins the Cleveland Office of McDonald Hopkins


CLEVELAND (September 13, 2016) – Healthcare attorney Elizabeth A. Sullivan has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the firm’s Business Department and National Healthcare Practice. Based in Cleveland, Sullivan has joined a team of more than 25 healthcare attorneys at the business advisory and advocacy law firm.

Sullivan is returning to McDonald Hopkins where she started her legal career in 2008. For the past four years, she served as associate counsel for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where she provided regulatory advice and transactional guidance to various service lines including the clinical laboratory, professional pathology, imaging, transplant, and remote and distance health teams.  

“We are thrilled that Elizabeth has returned to McDonald Hopkins,” said Charles B. Zellmer, chair of the Business department. “She has added to her already strong expertise advising the healthcare industry on a multitude of topics.”

During her career, Sullivan has assisted clinical laboratories, hospitals, physician specialty groups, telehealth providers, transplant centers, surgery centers, healthcare associations, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers throughout the U.S. with regulatory, licensing, compliance, reimbursement, contractual, and corporate matters. Sullivan has provided support to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys and assisted in navigating state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards and state laboratory laws, government and private payor reimbursement, fraud and abuse rules, state telehealth laws, HIPAA rules and regulations, and state and federal pharmacy regulations.

Sullivan earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2008 where she also received a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Heath Law. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 with a M.A. in Bioethics and a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude.

Elizabeth Sullivan can be reached at
esullivan@mcdonaldhopkins.con or 216.348.5401.    

About the Healthcare Practice at McDonald Hopkins
For over 50 years, our firm has provided legal service to individuals and entities in the healthcare industry. Today, our diverse, national practice enables us to provide a unique perspective on the issues you face in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. We utilize our knowledge of the business, financial and operational components of your industry to deliver value beyond traditional legal services.

About McDonald Hopkins
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