Overview

Liam is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the health care group.  His practice focuses on advising health care industry clients on legal, regulatory, and business issues impacting their operations.  He brings in-house health care industry experience, which enables him to understand client expectations and apply a unique perspective to his practice.

Liam regularly advises a variety of providers — including hospitals, physician practice groups, home health care agencies, behavioral health care providers, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) — at all stages of the compliance life cycle, including strategic counseling, developing effective policies and procedures, and vigorously defending government audits.  Liam also regularly advises a variety of clients with various technology contracting issues, focusing on software licensing and related data privacy and security issues.  His representative experience includes the following:

Health Care Compliance

  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, including coverage, coding, and documentation.
  • Provider enrollment, licensure and certification.
  • Practitioner scope of practice, including the use of physician extenders.

Health Care Enforcement and Investigations

  • Directing internal compliance investigations.
  • Preparing for and responding to government audits, including Medicare RAC and ZPIC audits.
  • Representing providers at various states of the reimbursement appeal process, including ALJ hearings.

Health Information Technology (HIT), Privacy, and Security

  • HIPAA/HITECH privacy and security, state confidentiality laws, and 42 C.F.R. Part 2.
  • Breach response, including investigation, notification, and process improvement.
  • Telehealth delivery model development and related multi-state licensing issues.
  • Federal and state remote prescribing issues related to telehealth delivery models, including when an in-person physical examination is required.

Liam served as a law clerk for Chief Judge John R. Pera of Lake County Superior Court in Indiana.  He was also a judicial extern for The Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Liam received his J.D. magna cum laude from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review.  He received his M.S. with distinction from Valparaiso University and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Health Care, 2022

Professional & Community Activities

London Public Library, Board of Trustees, Member, 2019 to present; Secretary, 2020 to present

St. Charles Alumni Association Board, 2011–2015

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Project Mentor, Africentric Early College, 2011-2012

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Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009

Valparaiso University Law Review, Managing Editor, 2008-2009; Notewriter, 2007-2008

Valparaiso University, M.S., with distinction, 2009

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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