Alan Mansfield is pleased to announce his agreement to become of counsel to Whatley Kallas LLC. He will be working out of the firm’s California offices.
Joe R. Whatley, Jr. and Edith M. Kallas, along with their team of professionals, a nationally recognized group with a long history of representation of healthcare providers, members of the organized medicine community and others, have launched a new, full-service, national litigation and healthcare firm. The attorneys in the new WhatleyKallas firm have already built a strong reputation nationally in healthcare litigation, and will provide a broad array of services to their clients. With the advent of healthcare reform, increased governmental regulation and aggressive tactics by health insurers, WhatleyKallas is uniquely positioned to represent healthcare providers, in both litigation and other matters, in connection with hot issues impacting providers today.
WhatleyKallas will operate offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, New York, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado. In addition to its full-service healthcare practice, the firm will also handle antitrust and commercial litigation.
Senior Partner Joe R. Whatley, Jr., said, “The new firm will leverage its attorneys’ experience and track records in connection with addressing healthcare issues and litigation.” He pointed out that the healthcare industry continues to grow increasingly complex, and that providers face many challenges from legal, legislative and regulatory entities. “We plan to build upon our strong reputation for success representing the interests of clients throughout the healthcare system,” Whatley explained. “Our team consists of experienced trial lawyers and skilled negotiators whose strengths go well beyond litigation, including contract negotiations, antitrust, Stark, regulatory investigations and other services.”
Senior Partner Edith Kallas added, “Through our new firm, we are strengthening our commitment to healthcare providers and members of the organized medicine community by providing a broad array of services to our clients. Whether through litigation or negotiation, it is our goal to obtain fair contracting, fair processes and proper reimbursement for in-network and out-of-network providers, against the backdrop of an evolving healthcare market. We recognize the importance of working to ensure that healthcare providers are in a position to provide much needed and valued healthcare to their patients, unencumbered by disruptive external forces.”
The attorneys who will be part of WhatleyKallas have already gained a national reputation for their aggressive litigation style and quality legal work, particularly in their handling of complex cases. Collectively, the attorney group has tried numerous cases to verdict and has recovered billions of dollars in cash and significant corporate reforms for their clients.