Epstein Becker Green Expands Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in Atlanta with Noted Attorney Andrew Lemons

New York, NY (Aug. 23, 2010) — National law firm Epstein Becker Green today announced that Andrew Lemons, a seasoned health care attorney, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice. He will be based in the Firm's Atlanta office.

Lemons was previously part of the Health Law Group of Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, in Birmingham, Ala. He concentrates his practice on regulatory and transactional matters with a particular focus on clinical research related issues. Lemons has extensive experience advising anatomic pathology laboratories, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, and hospitals on a variety of health care issues, including government investigations; contracting and compliance; fraud and abuse; reimbursement; and licensure, certification and accreditation issues.

"Health care reform has significantly altered the landscape for health care companies in the regulatory arena, and the industry continues to identify the challenges and opportunities created," said Wendy Goldstein, Chair of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice. "As we continue to monitor and interpret these laws for our clients, Andrew will be a tremendous asset as he brings a depth of regulatory experience. We have been at the forefront of the health care industry for over 37 years, and Andrew, along with our current team of health care attorneys, will further enhance our position in the marketplace."

Maxine Hicks, Managing Shareholder of the Firm's Atlanta office, commented, "Our Atlanta office is comprised of skilled attorneys all working toward a common goal — providing our clients with the best possible solutions they need to run their businesses. Andrew, with his breadth of knowledge in the health care industry, will be an added benefit to our team in achieving this goal."

Lemons received his J.D. in 1997 from Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. While at Wake Forest, Lemons assisted Professor Mark A. Hall with the preparation of his textbook Health Care Law and Ethics. After receiving his bachelor's of science degree in biology in 1991 from Birmingham-Southern College, Lemons conducted immunology research in the Departments of Transplant Surgery and Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a member of the Alabama and Georgia State Bar Associations and was vice chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Group from 2003 to 2009. Lemons has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Health Care Law since 2009 and was recognized in the Birmingham Business Journal's "Who's Who in Health Care" in 2007.

About Epstein Becker Green

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is an AmLaw 200 national law firm with approximately 325 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. With Washington insider knowledge and more than 35 years of experience in health care and labor and employment issues, the Firm is well prepared to guide clients through this era of reform. Other areas in which Epstein Becker Green provides counsel to clients include employee benefits, litigation, immigration, real estate, and business law. The Firm has a longstanding history of being a trusted advisor to clients in the health, hospitality, financial services, and energy industries, representing entities from small entrepreneurial ventures to large multinational corporations on a worldwide basis. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

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