Clifford E. Barnes and James J. Oh, Members of the Firm in the Washington, DC, and Chicago offices, respectively, were featured in the inaugural issue of the Lawyers of Color “Nation’s Best” journal.

Following is an excerpt:

Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural Nation’s Best list is presented by Major, Lindsey, and Africa with the support of the Diverse Partners Network. The Nation’s Best list recognizes law firm partners and high ranking in-house counsel for their exceptional accomplishments in the legal profession. This award is primarily to acknowledge their sustained career achievements. Our selection committee, comprised of our fellows, advisers, and editorial staff, also recognized their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. These attorneys are esteemed by Lawyers of Color and their peers for having consistently achieved distinction in an exemplary way. …

Clifford E. Barnes is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice in Epstein Becker Green’s Washington, D.C., and New York offices and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Plan Compliance Group. Mr. Barnes has been employed by the firm for over 35 years and represents providers, including hospitals, hospital systems, nursing homes, home health, hospice, ancillary service companies; managed care companies, concentrating in Medicare and Medicaid; and non-profit associations. Mr. Barnes is the Co-Founder of Medicaid Health Plans of America, Inc., and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Accountable Care Organization Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Barnes has been selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list and also recommended in The Legal 500 United States.

James J. Oh is a Member of the Firm in the Chicago office of Epstein Becker & Green and member of the Firm’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. He litigates wage and hour collective and class actions, defends company ERISA plans from inconsistent state law regulation and defends management in high-profile, high-exposure discrimination and wrongful termination actions. He also counsels companies on employment law compliance, including advising and training employers and industry stakeholders on compliance with recreational and marijuana laws.

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