Aleah Schutze Joins the Steptoe & Johnson Health Care Team

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC announced today that Aleah M. Schutze has joined the firm’s Louisville office.  She will be a member of the firm’s business department, focusing her practice in the area of health care law.

Aleah Schutze“Aleah’s addition enhances Steptoe & Johnson’s ability to meet the needs of health care providers in Kentucky,” said firm CEO Susan S. Brewer.  “Her firsthand knowledge of the industry will be an asset to our team and clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation providers, particularly in the area of Medicare and Medicaid regulatory compliance.”

Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, Schutze served as Deputy General Counsel for Res-Care, Inc., the nation’s largest private provider of services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  As Deputy General Counsel, she represented the company in various types of litigation and administrative hearings, conducted compliance investigations, responded to alleged overpayments, supervised the Licensing and Provider Enrollment Departments and assisted with mergers and acquisitions.

During her legal career, she has confronted issues spanning a number of health care regulatory and compliance topics, including Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and licensure, and has worked on transactional projects subject to the Stark Law and/or the Anti-Kickback Statute.  She has also worked on HIPAA-related matters, including drafting privacy and security policies for health care clients.

Schutze earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, her master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her bachelor’s degrees from The Evergreen State College.  Schutze is also certified in Health Care Compliance.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with more than 300 attorneys and core strengths in energy, business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson operates 13 offices in six states including Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Visit http://www.steptoe-johnson.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, contact Betsy Spellman, Chief Marketing Officer, at (304) 933-8000 or by email: press@steptoe-johnson.com.

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