Aleah M. Schutze


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.

Representative 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
  • Assists healthcare providers regarding pandemic preparedness, employee relations, and the impact of COVID-19 on the evolving regulatory landscape
  • Advises long term care clients on best practices related to navigating the impact of medical cannabis on employees, residents, and administrators
  • Drafted and reviewed contracts and developed policies for higher education institutions for on-campus health clinics

Licensed In

  • Kentucky
  • California


  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.P.H. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • B.A./B.S. The Evergreen State College


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Louisville Business Improvement Alliance
  • Volunteer Coach, Special Olympics
  • West Virginia Rural Health Association
  • Pennsylvania Healthcare Association
  • Ohio Healthcare Association
  • Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
  • Kentucky Rural Health Association


  • 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

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 healthcare issues

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