Rick Cooper is the Manager of McDonald Hopkins’ National Healthcare Practice Group and is co-chair of its Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group. He focuses his national practice in healthcare law, representing clients in transactional, restructuring, corporate, compliance, regulatory, licensure, reimbursement, contractual, strategic planning, and venture matters. Practice group clients include private practice and academic physician groups, physician networks, laboratories, healthcare associations and societies, multi-specialty clinics, medical staffs, imaging centers, surgery centers, outpatient medical facilities, home health providers, hospitals and health systems (including tax-exempt and investor owned hospitals, critical access to large systems and academic medical centers), mental health/substance abuse facilities, occupational medicine companies, healthcare technology companies, and healthcare billing and management companies, and healthcare funds.
Rick has a national practice in the representation of laboratories and pathology groups. McDonald Hopkins represents in excess of 500 pathology groups and several hundred laboratories including anatomic, clinical, molecular/genetic, toxicology, and specialty laboratories. Rick is a frequent speaker on laboratory and pathology issues at state and national conferences and is a frequent contributor to laboratory and pathology publications.
Jane Pine Wood is Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of BioReference Laboratories, Inc. She was previously a member of the law firm of McDonald Hopkins LLC for 28 years, where she represented clinical, anatomic, molecular and toxicology laboratories in regulatory, reimbursement and contractual matters. Ms. Wood speaks regularly on pathology and laboratory issues at national and regional conferences, and she is a frequent writer and contributor to industry publications. She received her J.D. degree in 1987 from Vanderbilt University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Ohio and Tennessee.
Elizabeth A. Sullivan is a member of the McDonald Hopkins Business Department and National Healthcare Practice. Sullivan recently returned to McDonald Hopkins where she started her legal career in 2008. For the past four years, she served as associate counsel for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where she provided regulatory advice and transactional guidance to various service lines including the clinical laboratory, professional pathology, imaging, transplant, and remote and distance health teams.
During her career, Sullivan has provided support to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys and assisted in navigating state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards and state laboratory laws, government and private payor reimbursement, fraud and abuse rules, state telehealth laws, HIPAA rules and regulations, and state and federal pharmacy regulations. Sullivan earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2008 where she also received a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Heath Law.