Elizabeth R. Wohl

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  • Overview

    • Strategic health care litigator.

      As an experienced litigator, Elizabeth Wohl negotiates settlements and tries cases for individuals, small businesses and large companies. She regularly engages with clients to collaboratively develop strategies for each project that will effectively meet their individual objectives. In her practice, she represents and advises hospitals, nursing homes, home health and hospice, and other health care providers in licensing, compliance, malpractice, employment and fraud and abuse matters.

  • Experience

      • Successfully contested a recommendation for substantiation of adult abuse against a management-level employee of a client.
      • Advised a skilled nursing facility as to most cost-effective response to a series of complaint surveys containing substandard quality of care tags.
      • Conducted thorough revisions to Notices of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreements for numerous hospitals, nursing homes and other covered entities to comply with Omnibus Final Rule.
      • Provided detailed advice to home health agency regarding its corporate compliance program as part of compliance with Affordable Care Act requirements.
      • Engaged in Certificate of Need process on behalf of the interested party regarding the development of inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities.
      • Handled complex independent informal dispute resolutions for skilled nursing facilities.
      • Developed and facilitated Windham County Legal Assistance Project, which assigns free or low-cost counsel to indigent litigants in cases not covered by Vermont Legal Aid’s service priorities.
      • Obtained dismissal of client from complex environmental litigation on the basis of inadequate corporate successor evidence.
  • Reported Cases

      • State of Vermont v. Howe Cleaners, Inc.,2010 VT 70, 188 Vt. 303, 9 A.3d 276 (2010) (affirming summary judgment in favor of TD Bank on the State’s claim for environmental response costs)
      • Altair Engineering, Inc. v. LEDdynamics, Inc., No. 07-CV-13150 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 24, 2009), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 413 F. App’x 251 (Fed. Circ. 2011) (favorable Markman ruling for defendant in patent infringement suit) 
      • Black Diamond Sportswear, Inc. v. Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., 2007 WL 2914452, 84 U.S.P.Q.2d 1758 (2d Cir. 2007) (affirming summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff’s $20 million trademark infringement claim against client using defense of laches)
  • Publications & Presentations

    • Publications:

      • Elizabeth R. Wohl and Paul Andrew Kervick, Taking the Road Not Taken: Vermont’s Health Benefit Exchange and the Green Mountain State’s Journey to Single Payer Healthcare, Vol. X Health Lawyers Weekly Issue 34 (American Health Lawyers Association, August 24, 2012)
      • Author, Phone Call From Primary Care Clinic to ER Does Not Trigger EMTALA Obligations, Health Briefs e-Newsletter (American Health Lawyers Association, May 2012)
      • Author, Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to Rule: Preparing Clients for Three Possible Outcomes of the Affordable Care Act Litigation, 14 Healthcare Liability and Litigation Practice Group Issue 1, page 1 (American Health Lawyers Association, January 2012)
      • Author, Sixth Circuit Issues First Appellate Ruling on Substance of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Recognizing the Court’s Limits and Defining the Conflict for the Supreme Court, Health Briefs e-Newsletter (American Health Lawyers Association, July 2011)
      • Author, The Threat to the Rule of Law , a Critique of Instrumentalism, 35 Vermont Bar Journal No. 3 (Fall 2009) (book review)
      • Elizabeth R. Wohl and Charity R. Clark, Breastfeeding Laws in Vermont: A Primer, 34 Vermont Bar Journal No.1 (Spring 2008)

      Presentations:

      • Presenter, Good, Better, and Best Practices for Mandatory Compliance Programs, Vermont Health Care Association Annual Meeting (Vermont, October 2, 2013)
      • Presenter, Good, Better, and Best Practices for Mandatory Compliance Programs, Vermont Health Care Association Membership Meeting (Berlin, Vermont, March 26, 2013)
      • Elizabeth R. Wohl and Robert Kinscherff, PhD., Co-Presenters, Legal Issues in Work with Persons with Violent Behaviors, Brattleboro Retreat Education Conference (Brattleboro, Vermont, November 9, 2012)
      • Presenter, What Will the Supreme Court Do With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC’s Upper Valley Labor and Employment Law Seminar (West Lebanon, New Hampshire, April 17, 2012)
      • Presenter, Obtaining Protected Health Information through Discovery: HIPAA and Beyond, Windham County Bar Association Meeting (Connecticut, May 25, 2010)
      • Presenter, Health Information: Security, Privacy and Discovery, Vermont Bar Association 53rd Mid-Year Meeting (Burlington, Vermont, March 19, 2010)
  • Memberships & Activities

      • American Bar Association, 2009
      • American Health Lawyers Association: Health Law and Litigation Practice Group; Post-Acute an Long Term Care Services Practice Group
      • Windham County Bar Association
      • Windham County Legal Assistance Project Coordinator
      • Vermont Bar Association
  • Accolades

      • Connecticut College Concerto competition winner
      • Hanna Hafkesbrink Award (for outstanding student of the humanities)
      • Helen Lehman Buttenweiser Prize (to a sophomore with academic achievement and outstanding service to the college)
      • Lawrence Scholarship (a funded internship after junior year)
      • Mary Foulk Morrison Prize (outstanding Government Major)
      • Phi Beta Kappa (Winthrop Scholar)
      • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Community Involvement

    • Elizabeth is vice-chair the Board of Trustees of Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, and a member the Board of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Elizabeth served as the soprano soloist at the Friends of Music at Guilford’s 43rd Annual Messiah Sing. She is also the President of the Board of Library Trustees. 

Strategic health care litigator.

As an experienced litigator, Elizabeth Wohl negotiates settlements and tries cases for individuals, small businesses and large companies. She regularly engages with clients to collaboratively develop strategies for each project that will effectively meet their individual objectives. In her practice, she represents and advises hospitals, nursing homes, home health and hospice, and other health care providers in licensing, compliance, malpractice, employment and fraud and abuse matters.

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