Health care attorney Kate Finerty* leverages more than 20 years of experience serving as in-house counsel at health care organizations to help clients navigate the highly regulated and rapidly evolving health care industry.
Kate provides advice to clients on health care legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, data privacy, cybersecurity, managed care contracting, vendor management, health information technology, antitrust issues, the Stark Law, and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Health care clients also value Kate’s ability to anticipate changes that may pose a financial or operational risk to their business and to develop creative solutions to highly complex regulatory requirements in a manner that maximizes business efficiencies and reduces risk.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Kate served as General Counsel and a member of the senior leadership team of a Wisconsin-based, provider-owned, regional health insurance company that offers commercial, medical reimbursement, self-funded, and Medicare Advantage products. In that role, Kate was accountable for all legal and compliance issues, including SaaS contracting and operational implementation of complex regulations, such as the Consolidated Appropriations Act to 2020. Prior to that, she had legal and compliance roles at a large national health benefits insurer, including serving as the lead transactional attorney supporting the enterprise’s health care vendor contracting function, claims payment system software licensing, health care provider contracting, and digital health initiatives, such as the development and implementation of a national telemedicine product. Early in her legal career, Kate was a law clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition, Kate has long been involved in pro bono and community activities, with a focus on supporting minority business owners and highly at-risk youth in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area.
*Admitted in Wisconsin; not admitted in Illinois.