PHILADELPHIA – January 3, 2017 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Salvatore G. Rotella, Jr. has joined the Firm's healthcare practice as a shareholder in the Philadelphia office. Rotella, previously at Reed Smith, represents hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, and behavioral and other healthcare providers in reimbursement disputes with government and commercial payers, managed care contracting negotiations, and internal investigations. He also advises providers on regulatory, compliance, and privacy law issues.

"Sal's proven track record and experience in health law litigation and regulatory matters will be a tremendous benefit to our healthcare provider clients, especially as we anticipate a number of changes with the incoming Administration," said Dale S. Webber, chair of Buchanan's healthcare section. "As one of the first firms to establish a dedicated healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on bringing in top-notch talent that continues to deliver comprehensive service to our clients."

"Buchanan's strong bench and focus on the healthcare provider industry in the U.S. is an ideal fit for my practice and I look forward to providing critical assistance to the firm's existing and future provider clients," added Rotella.

Rotella began his legal career as a clerk to the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In addition to working at several well-known law firms, he was also a trial attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice and served as chief compliance officer and regulatory counsel for the District of Columbia's Department of Mental Health. Rotella is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as editor of the Law Review. He serves on the Board of Managers of the Ralston Center and of the Joseph J. Hill Ralston Mercy Douglass House.

Buchanan Ingersoll &Rooney's healthcare practice has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier 1 firm nationally. The firm's healthcare attorneys handle all aspects of legal needs from day-to-day matters to complex mergers, joint ventures and financing; from regulatory matters to intellectual property protection; and from information security to employment issues.

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