McKenna Long Expands Atlanta, Washington, DC Offices

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 01:00

The Washington, DC office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP continues to expand its Government Affairs practice with the addition of Mac Campbell as a partner. Mr. Campbell joins the firm after more than six years as a tax counsel to U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Henry (Jim) Schweiter also has joined McKenna Long as a member of the Washington, DC office. Mr. Schweiter joins the firm's Government Contracts practice as of counsel after serving on the congressionally chartered Commission on the National Guard and Reserves as senior counsel and senior legal advisor in the consulting division of McNeil Technologies, a professional services company that supported the commission.

The Atlanta office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP announces the expansion of its health-care practice and litigation team with the arrival of partners Jim Rawls, Charlene McGinty, Joann Jones, Kathy Butler Polvino, Summer Martin, and Charlotte Combre, and associate Derek Bauer, formerly of Powell Goldstein LLP.

Ms. Combre focuses on health-care law, including regulatory and litigation matters. She provides advisement and representation before state administrative agencies on certificates of need and Medicaid claims reimbursement, and regularly advises health-care organizations on tax-exempt compliance matters, licensure, certification, and accreditation of health-care facilities.

Ms. Jones focuses on commercial lending and commercial real estate finance and development, serving domestic and international clients in assemblage, development, and financing of office parks, health-care and medical campuses, golf courses, regional retail malls, and shopping centers.

Ms. Martin focuses on health-care law, including regulatory and litigation matters, including representation of public and private health-care facilities, providers, suppliers, and manufacturers, as well as managed-care organizations.

Ms. McGinty focuses on health-care law, while representing providers, health-care facilities, and related entities on matters in federal and state regulation, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private-payor reimbursement; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; health-care facility operations; health-service delivery; professional services contracts; managed-care arrangements; structuring business ventures, and tax-exemption issues.

Ms. Polvino focuses on health-care law and litigation. She brings extensive experience in representing hospitals, managed-care entities, and other health-care entities in complex litigation, including purported class actions and multi-district litigation.

Mr. Rawls focuses on health-care and media law and commercial litigation. His clients include major hospitals, such as Northside, television and radio stations, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Committee.