By: Dani Kass

July 28, 2017

Three Litigators Become Shareholders at Buchalter

Andy Selesnick and Damaris L. Medina, both formerly of Nixon Peabody LLP, and Suzanne Cate Jones, formerly of Theodora Oringher PC, are now all shareholders in Buchalter PC’s Los Angeles health care practice.

Selesnick and Medina are litigators whose work largely includes reimbursement matters on behalf of physicians, physician groups, hospitals, pharmacies, dentists and other providers. Their work also includes fraud and abuse cases as well as business disputes. A case they argued in the California Supreme Court led to emergency services providers being able to hold health plans liable for “negligently delegating their financial responsibility to [independent practice associations],” Buchalter said.

Jones has also represented providers and their staff, litigating matters involving peer review, competition, privacy and security breaches, commercial disputes and the False Claims Act. Her work has also touched on suits about wages and hours, credit reporting and product liability.

Health chair Carol Lucas called the addition of the three new shareholders complementary to the firm’s transactional health care and life sciences work.

“We are thrilled to welcome the newest members of our team, and delighted to offer their impressive capabilities to our clients,” Lucas said in a statement.

Selesnick earned his law degree at the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Medina earned her law degree at Suffolk University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University. Jones earned her law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Southern California. Jones also studied Russian at Moscow’s Pushkin Institute.

Source: Law360