Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC is pleased to announce the arrival of new partner Robert M. Portman. Mr. Portman concentrates his practice on counseling nonprofit organizations in healthcare, education, business, social services, and numerous other fields. He represents national and state professional societies, trade associations, certification bodies, and voluntary health and social service organizations. He counsels these clients on a wide range of legal issues, including governance, antitrust, transactions, tax exemption issues, intellectual property, election and lobbying law, and legislation and regulation in healthcare and other fields. Mr. Portman also represents numerous individual physicians, medical groups, other health care providers, and manufacturers and distributors of various health care products. Mr. Portman augments the firm’s significant depth of experience in HIPAA patient privacy rules; Stark II self-referral and Medicare-Medicaid anti-kickback counseling; physician-hospital transactions and medical staff issues; antitrust, EMTALA, and FDA counseling; and numerous other health law issues.
Mr. Portman comes to PPSV from the Washington, DC office of Jenner & Block, where he practiced for many years and chaired the firm’s Health and Association Law practice groups. He is currently serving on the Legal Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives and is immediate past chair of the DC Bar Council on Sections and former chair of the DC Bar Health Law Section. Mr. Portman was Special Assistant to Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Work and Technology Policy during the Clinton Administration and served as the Secretary's principal representative to the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform. He also served as Executive Officer of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago, where, among other things, he directed the States Attorney's Task Force on the Forgoing of Life-Sustaining Treatment. He received his BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Northwestern (1980) and his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard (1985). He also holds a masters in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (1985). Mr. Portman clerked for the Honorable Mark L. Wolf, currently Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1985-86). He can be reached at 202.466.6550 or Rob.Portman@PPSV.com.
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm that focuses on health care, education, and the law of tax-exempt organizations. For more information, contact Mr. Portman or Managing Partner Bob Saner at 202.466.6550.