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Aleah Schutze knew from a  young age that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Her decision to attend law school was born out of an altruistic desire to help more people by helping healthcare entities fulfill their individual missions.  Continuing to build her healthcare acumen, Aleah spent three years as the Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for Res-Care, Inc. (now BrightSpring Health Services), the largest diversified health and human services provider in the U.S. In that role, she gained experience in providing residential services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as home care, behavioral health, rehabilitation services, and other health-related support services. As a result, Aleah developed a more in-depth understanding of the issues healthcare entities face from a business, as well as legal, standpoint. 


Since joining Steptoe & Johnson, Aleah continues to be inspired as she helps clients navigate ever-changing healthcare regulations, structure and document complex contracts and transactions, and advise on licensure and public and private payor requirements.   


Clients appreciate Aleah’s practical, business-like approach as she works with them to evaluate risks, advises them on regulatory requirements, and recommends courses of action. 

Memberships & Awards

Certified in Health Care Compliance
Medical Privacy Award, ACLU of Southern California for work on Patient Zero v. California Division of Industrial Relations et al., 2011
Pro Bono Award from the American Health Lawyers Association, 2011

Key Experience

Advised long term care client on CARES Act funding related to COVID 19
Advised long term care client on PPP loans amidst the 2020 pandemic
Advised long term care clients on business operations related to COVID-19

Work Experience

2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2016-2017 Deputy General Counsel, Res-Care, Inc.
2014-2016 Associate General Counsel, Res-Care, Inc.
2012-2013 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
2010-2012 Davis Wright Tremaine
2008-2009 Law Clerk, National Science Foundation, Office of the Inspector General
2007-2008 Legal Intern, Office of Counsel to the Health and Human Services Inspector General
2007 Legal Intern, Electronic Privacy Information Center
2006-2007 Center Researcher, The Center for Law & the Public's Health

Speaking Engagements

“Experimental Drugs, Marijuana, and Complimentary Medicine Risks and Best Practices,“ Health Care Compliance Association, April 2019

“Mental Health Issues and Liability for Suicide Prevention in a Long Term Care Setting,” American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law Conference, February 2019

Co-authored “Health Care Receivables Financing” Chapter in 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health Care Law Publication

Ms. Schutze has authored various alerts and blogs on health care issues.