Elise Dunitz Brennan

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  • 4000 One Williams Center, Tulsa, OK 74172
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Biography

Elise Dunitz Brennan has practiced healthcare law for over 30 years. Her practice concentrates on the general representation of healthcare systems, including hospitals, pharmaceutical and device companies, and long-term care facilities. She specializes in operational and regulatory support, compliance planning, mergers and acquisitions, HIPAA, billing issues, Medicare, Antikickback and Stark, EMTALA, managed care, physician recruitment, physician medical staff issues, licensure, Certificate of Need and Change of Ownership, peer review hearings, fraud and abuse, risk management and new service development. Recently, her practice has included healthcare provider integration initiatives such as ACOs, service line collaborations and non-clinical joint ventures, and healthcare provider and payor contracting issues. She also serves as an Arbitrator on the Commercial and Healthcare Panel of the American Arbitration Association and as an Arbitrator, Mediator and Trainer for the American Health Lawyers Association. Chambers USA, the leading evaluator of attorneys, referred to Ms. Brennan as “an outstanding healthcare lawyer with a strong suit in the representation of institutions and transactions.” Ms. Brennan is the first Oklahoma attorney elected as a fellow of the American Health Lawyers Association.

News

•Elise Brennan Awarded Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award
10.22.2018
•Congratulations to the 59 lawyers from Conner & Winters who were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.
08.15.2018
•Conner & Winters Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
05.03.2018
•CW attorney Elise Brennan quoted in article about CommunityCare severing its contract with Hillcrest
TULSA WORLD, 03.01.2018
•Elise Brennan and Teresa Burkett Named to Top 25 2017 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers List
11.13.2017
•58 Conner & Winters Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America List
08.15.2017
CONNER & WINTERS HONORED BY CHAMBERS USA 2017
05.26.2017

Honors & Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa - 1976

Order of the Barristers - 1983

A-V Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating - 1987 to present

The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law - 1991 to present

Listed as One of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Magazine - 2006 to present

Chambers U.S.A. Leading Lawyers for Business: Corporate/Commercial - 2010 to present

Listed as one of the Pre-eminent Practitioners in the Country of Leading US Healthcare Lawyers by Legal Media Group - 2010

Tulsa Lawyer of the Year in Health Care - Best Lawyers - 2011

Leadership in Law Award (Journal Record) - 2012

One of 50 Making a Difference - Woman of the Year (Journal Record) - 2014

City of Tulsa, Nominated by Mayor and Elected by City Council to Ethics Advisory Committee

Tulsa Ballet Theater, Inc., Member of Board of Directors

Family & Children's Services, Past President, Member of the Board of Directors, Current Member of Advisory Board

of the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA"). She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the AHLA, having chaired its Public Interest Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force and its Credentialing Practice Group. She is past-President of the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association. Ms. Brennan is a AAA arbitrator on the commercial panel, AHLA arbitrator and mediator, and an arbitrator for the International Institute of Conflict Resolution.

She has served as an arbitrator or mediator in health care provider disputes ranging in controversy from $50,000.00 to $23,000,000.00.

Ms. Brennan advises one of the state's largest managed care organizations, and the largest Oklahoma community behavioral health center. Her long term care expertise includes the acquisition of a certificate of need, bond financing and regulatory approval for the first life care community in Oklahoma. She has represented hospitals in over 20 physician peer review hearings and is retained regionally to assist with revisions to bylaws and other medical staff matters. Recently her practice has involved healthcare facility mergers and acquisitions, HIPAA, corporate compliance, and health care operational and billing issues including anti-kickback, Stark, EMTALA and Medicare & Medicaid appeals. She advises nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospices and home health agencies. She graduated in 1976 from Newcomb College of Tulane University, magna cum laude, received a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1978, and her law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1983. Ms. Brennan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Barristers. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Brennan worked as a social worker in hospitals and related healthcare organizations.

Memberships & Affiliations:

· Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association, 1987-Present (Past President)

· Family & Children's Services, 1983-Present (Past President and Current Member of Advisory Board)

· American Health Lawyers Association, 2006-Present (Fellow, Past Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee)

· American Health Lawyers Association (Past Chair, Credentialing Practice Group)

· American Health Lawyers Association (Past Chair, Public Interest Committee)

· American Health Lawyers Association (Past Chair - Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force)

· American Arbitration Association, 2007-Present (Commercial Panel)

· American Health Lawyers Association, 1995-Present (Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel)

· CPR, International (Institute of Conflict Resolution), 2009-Present (Healthcare and Life Sciences for Panel of Distinguished Neutrals)

Other Distinctions:

· 2011 Tulsa Lawyer of the Year in Health Care - Best Lawyers

· Listed as one of the Pre-eminent Practitioners in the Country of Leading US Healthcare Lawyers by Legal Media Group, 2010

· Chambers U.S.A. Leading Lawyers for Business: Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare, 2010

· The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law, 1991-2010

· Listed as One of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Magazine, 2006-Present

· Listed as One of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oklahoma by Oklahoma Magazine, 2006-Present

· Elected as Fellow of the AHLA Board of Directors, 2007-Present

· A-V Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

· Appointed ot the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, 2007-Present

· Listed as One of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oklahoma by Super Lawyers, 2010

Industry Expertise

· Health Care

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Formation and Organization
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Corporate Compliance and Board Governance
  • Corporate Compliance and Governance
  • Health Care
  • Healthcare Business Transactions
  • Healthcare Regulatory Matters
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Indian Country Business and Finance
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(918) 586-8585  Phone
(918) 586-8315  Fax
www.cwlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, M.S.W.; Tulane University, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, U.S. Federal Courts; 1983, Oklahoma
Memberships:

Community & Professional

American Health Lawyers Association, Current fellow, Past Member of the Board Directors and Executive Committee, Past Chair of Credentialing Practice Group, Public Interest Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force

Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association, Past President

American Arbitration Association, Member of the Commercial and Health Panels

American Health Lawyers Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel - Mediator, Arbitrator and Trainer

University of Oklahoma Adjunct Law Professor

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law

Birth Information:
Dearborn, Michigan, June 29, 1954
Reported Cases:
Experience: Acquisition of a Certificate of Need, bond financing and regulatory approval for the first life care community in Oklahoma; Formation and drafting of all provider and group contracts for a hospital-owned managed care entity in Oklahoma, which offers HMO, PPO, fully-insured and Medicare Advantage products; Representation of hospitals in over 20 physician peer review hearings; Representation of a large physician practice in its acquisition by a large tertiary care hospital; Representation of investors in the acquisition of primary care and psychiatric hospitals; Assistance to hospitals and physician practices with compliance self-assessments and remedial actions; Guided the restructuring of a large long-term care system and provided advice on new service development; Representation of an association of independent pharmacies in negotiation of contracts and dispute resolution with national PBMs; Representation of the largest Oklahoma behavioral health center; Served as Arbitrator in excess of 4 dozen disputes, many between healthcare providers and payors or partners
ISLN:
908818790

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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