Health Care Attorney Joins Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills Office; Dallas Office Adds Veteran Real Estate Attorney

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00

Dykema Gossett has announced the addition of Donna A. O’Connor to its Health Care Practice Group as senior counsel in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. She joins Dykema after spending more than seven years working in-house for Detroit Medical Center, which was acquired by Vanguard Health Systems in 2011 and Tenet Healthcare Corporation in 2013.

In her previous roles with Tenet and Vanguard, Ms. O’Connor served as vice president and regional compliance officer, where she led the compliance program operations and initiatives across the eight-hospital Detroit Medical Center region. She supervised compliance professionals and staff responsible for hotline operations, investigations, auditing, monitoring and reporting.

Before the Tenet and Vanguard acquisitions, she was senior vice president legal affairs, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of the Detroit Medical Center. In this role, she led a team of attorneys and staff providing operational, transactional and regulatory legal services for the organization. Her team focused on physician compensation and transactions, regulatory matters, Medicare and Medicaid regulation, merger and acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration, real estate, information privacy and security and patient care issues. Ms. O’Connor also served as senior counsel for Henry Ford Health System.

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Dykema also announces the addition of Zammurad H. (Bob) Feroze to its Real Estate Practice Group as a member in the firm’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Feroze served as the chair of the Real Estate Department at Hughes & Luce in Dallas, which later merged with K&L Gates LLP.

Mr. Feroze’s practice focuses on real estate development, leasing, construction and financing projects, including those for industrial, office, residential and retail uses. Bob also represents lenders and borrowers in loan workouts.