Donna Thiel Joins DLA Piper's Litigation and Regulatory Practice and Healthcare Sector in Washington, DC


DLA Piper announced today that Donna Thiel has joined the firm’s Litigation and Regulatory practice and Healthcare sector as a partner in Washington, DC.

Thiel’s practice focuses on regulatory issues affecting healthcare providers and practitioners in their operations, transactions and compliance efforts, with a particular focus on Medicare and Medicaid payment systems. She has extensive experience in Medicare coverage, payment and compliance, as well as healthcare administrative litigation.

Thiel has a comprehensive healthcare litigation background, including defense of civil fraud enforcement and monetary penalties actions, and she has represented clients before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, and administrative law judges of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals.

“Donna is a skilled healthcare regulatory attorney who will complement our sector capabilities and add real value in a complex and quickly evolving area of law,” said Joshua Kaye, chair of DLA Piper’s US Healthcare sector. “Her experience handling Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and coverage issues, as well as matters of fraud and abuse, combined with the broad experience of partner Kristi Kung and our growing Medicare team, will enhance our platform and be of great benefit to clients.”

“Donna’s credentials and experience in the health law industry will immediately add to our regulatory strength in DC, where we are continuing to strategically expand our capabilities,” said Jeff Lehrer, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Thiel, who joins from Baker Donelson, received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Drew University.

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