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Brittany Belli

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Not sooner born, but Sooner bred, Brittany received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, she was involved with OU Nightly, one of the top-ranked student-run newscasts in the nation. Her experience with the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications landed her an internship with KXII News 12 in Sherman, TX, where she covered news in North Texas and Oklahoma. Brittany was trained in convergence journalism and has experience with print, broadcast, online and radio journalism. She has spent the last year following and writing stories about prison reform in Oklahoma. She is now part of The Ambulatory M&A Advisor team.

Dan Emerson

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Based in Minneapolis, Dan Emerson has been a freelance writer for business and trade publications since 1994.

Along with The Ambulatory M&A Adviser, he has been a contributor to Finance & Commerce, Minnesota Business, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Independent Banker, Minnesota Lawyer, Minnesota Medicine, Minnesota Physician, Healthcare Real Estate Insights, Bioscience Real Estate Insights, and Real Estate Journal, among other publications. Previously, he was founding editor of Minnesota Physician and Northern California Medicine.

Brigitte Graf

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Brigitte Graf received her undergrad from Bradley University where she majored in Communications with a concentration in journalism. While at Bradley, she interned with WEEK News 25, an NBC news affiliate in Peoria, IL. Brigitte also has experience writing for online publications, including writing features for the official website of the Bradley Braves Athletic Department. She has spent the last year teaching third grade at a private school in Irving, TX. She is now a part of The Ambulatory M&A Advisor writing team.

William W. Horton

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William W. Horton is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Jones Walker LLP, where his primary focus is on the representation of physicians, physician organizations, hospitals and other health care providers in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, securities and corporate finance matters, regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters. A nationally recognized speaker and author on healthcare, corporate law and professional responsibility topics, Mr. Horton has served for many years in leadership positions with both the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association Health Law Section, where he currently serves as Chair-Elect.

Mathew J. Levy, Esq.

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Mathew J. Levy is a Principal of the firm. Mr. Levy is nationally recognized as having extensive experience representing healthcare clients in transactional and regulatory matters. Mr. Levy has particular expertise in structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset sale agreements, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, termination agreements, settlement agreements, employment contracts, managed care agreements and commercial leases. Among the areas in which he specializes are coordinating mergers and acquisitions, compliance programs, ambulatory surgery centers, establishment of diagnostic and treatment centers, HIPAA privacy regulations, fee-splitting issues, Stark law issues, fraud and abuse rules and regulations, investigations regarding Medicare/Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, United, AmeriChoice and other third party payor audits.

Mr. Levy advises healthcare clients on the day-to-day business operations that have the attention of the FBI, Office of Inspector General, District Attorney’s, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline.

Morgan Lewis Jr.

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Morgan Lewis Jr. has more than 16 years of journalism experience, including 13 years at business magazines and a national healthcare trade publication. In 2008, he joined Medical Economics magazine, the leading business resource for ambulatory care physicians, where he won five editorial excellence awards, including two first-place writing awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. Most recently, Mr. Lewis has been an independent writer and editor focused on healthcare and health information technology creating thought-leadership articles, case studies, and white papers for clients that appear in national publications and web sites.

 

Kevin Little

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Kevin Little is a 22-year attorney with offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia.  His law firm advises and represents physicians, medical practices and many other health care businesses with regard to third-party payer contracting issues and disputes, business set up and transactions, regulatory compliance and payer audits, fraud investigations, and high stakes litigation. For more information, visit his profile at HealthcareTransactionLawyers.com or  www.ksllawfirm.com.

Vasthil Patino

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Vasthil Patino received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, she intern with Telemundo Lubbock, KJTV Fox 34 News and KCBD NewsChannel 11 all in Lubbock, TX. Vasthil has experience in multimedia journalism as well as bilingual reporting. She spent the last few months working as a news reporter for Columbusnewsteam.com in Columbus, NE and US92 92.7 fm radio station in Norfolk, NE. She is now part of The Ambulatory M&A Advisor team.

 

Richard Romero

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Richard Romero received his BA in Journalism from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. While at ASU, he dove headfirst into his major and participated in college radio and local print publications. Richard’s college experiences gained him writing positions for Arizona based newspapers, The Western Times News and The Yuma Daily Sun. While at these publications he became well versed in local government policies and healthcare issues.

Richard relocated to Texas in 2012 where he has worked for the Fort Worth Independent School District as a compliance teacher and writing instructor in elementary schools. He has also produced monthly features for Southlake Arts Magazine. Richard has experience working with several mediums in the field and is now part of The Ambulatory M&A Advisor team.

Jeff Swearingen

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Jeff Swearingen is a Managing Director and Co-founder of New York City-based Edgemont Capital Partners.  Edgemont provides mergers and acquisitions advisory expertise exclusively to healthcare companies, with extensive experience in anesthesia.

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