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Balch & Bingham Partners to Share Insights at Mississippi Hospital Association’s 2019 Health Law Conference

Balch Partners, Ashley Cannady, partner in the Labor & Employment Practice, Tom Kirkland, partner in the Health Law Practice, Armin Moeller, partner in the Labor & Employment Practice and Allison Simpson, partner in the Health Law Practice, will present at the 11th Annual Mississippi Hospital Association Health Law Conference on August 2. Balch attorneys will discuss the latest developments with accountable care organizations, opioid and FCA claims, as well as hiring and employee management. Speakers include:

  • Ashley Cannady focuses on labor and employment litigation, providing advice to employers on all areas of work-related legal exposure, and business litigation. With a proactive approach, she helps her clients remain compliant with applicable laws. Ashley’s client roster crosses many sectors, including financial services, hospitals, telecommunications, construction companies, poultry plants, restaurants, hotels and casinos.


  • Tom Kirkland has decades of experience in all types of health law matters and regularly provides representation to providers on a wide range of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis facilities, physician group practices, durable medical equipment providers and pharmacies. Tom has been involved in purchase and lease transactions of major hospitals, rural hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies and other type providers.


  • Armin Moeller creates solutions for client problems involving labor (National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, and arbitration), employment (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) race, sex, age, religion, disability discrimination, harassment, retaliation charges and whistleblower claims), human resources management, federal contractor compliance (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act) and compensation (Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour claims/investigations) matters, as well as health law, business and employment contracts (professional services, non-competition and confidential information agreements) and litigation (labor, employment, health law and business).


  • Allison Simpson addresses healthcare providers' regulatory issues including reimbursement, audits, licensing, provider enrollment and changes of ownership, medical staff matters, federal disclosures and compliance with both state and federal laws. She aides her clients in drafting and obtaining certificates of need and strategic planning for expansion of facilities and services. Allison also represents clients in transactions for the purchase, sale or partnership of practices and facilities focusing on the regulatory compliance of the transaction, and in drafting and advising clients on contracts that are in compliance with anti-referral laws. Her experience in these matters also includes administrative appeals to the court system and Provider Reimbursement Review Board as well as traditional litigation and arbitration.