COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peter A. Pavarini, a partner in Squire Sanders' Columbus office has been named President-Elect Designate of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to healthcare legal issues. In that role, Pavarini will serve a four-year term and will be president of AHLA in 2014 and continue as a member of the AHLA Board of Directors.
"I'm honored that the AHLA Board has selected me to serve as its President-Elect Designate," said Pavarini. "I look forward to working with the AHLA leadership team and our 11,000 members to ensure the U.S. legal community is well-equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by our rapidly changing healthcare system."
Pavarini is a member of the Squire Sanders Healthcare Practice Group and co-chair of its Health Reform Task Force, which has overseen a multidisciplinary response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 on behalf of clients. Pavarini focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and other healthcare providers in a wide range of strategic, regulatory and transactional matters, particularly physician alignment models and the development of clinically integrated provider organizations. He has devoted his legal career to addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by regulatory reforms and marketplace trends.
"This appointment is a testament to Peter's commitment to AHLA and a recognition by his peers of his healthcare expertise and leadership abilities," said David Grauer, Healthcare Practice Group leader for Squire Sanders. "Our global legal practice and clients are fortunate to have such a fine lawyer dedicated to the practice of healthcare law."
"Peter is an exceptional leader, and AHLA is thrilled that he will continue to volunteer his valuable time as an officer of the Association," said AHLA CEO Peter M. Leibold. "While serving on the Board, Peter has had enormous success in helping the Association grow its membership. We look forward to his leadership of our Finance Committee, Programs Committee, and the entire Association over the next three years."
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