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Procopio Launches National Health Care Practice

San Diego, CA - San Diego’s Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP today announced the creation of a national health care practice with the addition of nine leading attorneys from the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

They will form the nucleus of Procopio’s new Health Care practice group, adding significant experience and expertise to the firm as well as national clients representing all segments of the health care industry.

Group members represent hospitals, physician groups, HMOs, COHSs, public agencies, medical equipment and device companies and ancillary providers in a wide range of medical staff, licensing and certification, provider operations, and health insurance issues. Their practice also focuses on regulatory and governmental compliance-related matters such as health care false claims and compliance counseling, Medicare and Medicaid-related issues, legislation, and corporate integrity agreements.

“Procopio is delighted to welcome this exceptional group of attorneys,” said Thomas W. Turner, Jr., managing partner. “The creation of our Health Care practice group is a pivotal event for the firm and will establish for us a regional and national presence in this vitally important industry.”

Two of the attorneys, George L. (Jody) Root Jr. and Gregory V. (Greg) Moser, have been brought into the firm’s partnership.

“We are excited to join Procopio and look forward to bringing health care experience to the firm and its network,” said Mr. Root.

“Procopio has an outstanding reputation,” said Mr. Moser. “We look forward to working with these talented attorneys to enhance the service we provide to our clients.”

Mr. Root was formerly chair of Foley’s Health Law and Regulated Industries Departments and the Health Care Industry Team; original Office Managing Partner of Foley’s San Diego office; and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Root represents health care providers throughout the United States and is general counsel to several general acute care and specialty hospitals, medical groups, and health care industry trade associations. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers as one of the leading health care attorneys in California and was selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Mr. Moser was managing partner of Foley’s San Diego and Sacramento offices for the past five years and represents public sector clients throughout California, including healthcare districts, school and water districts, and charter schools. He is also general counsel to several public self-insurance pools for general liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation liability.

In addition, former Foley & Lardner attorneys Diane M. Racicot, Celia A. Brewer, Wendy L. Tucker, and Mary K. Norvell have joined Procopio as senior counsel, and Sahyeh S. Fattahi, John C. Lemmo and Alyssa A. (Aiko) Osugi have joined the firm as associates.

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP was established in 1946 and is now one of the largest business law firms in the San Diego region. With offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio’s more than 110 experienced attorneys provide comprehensive legal services in the areas of construction; corporate and securities; emerging growth and technology; employment, labor and benefits; environmental, land use and governmental affairs; finance, restructuring and bankruptcy; health care; intellectual property; international law; litigation; Native American law; patent prosecution and counseling; real estate; tax; trademarks and copyrights; and trusts, estates and probate. Through its membership in Law Exchange International and Legal NetLink Alliance, Procopio's ability to assist clients reaches around the world.