MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Sept. 8, 2021
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Elizabeth “Beth” Siemer has joined the health care practice group as an of counsel lawyer in the firm’s St. Louis office.
Siemer brings a unique combination of in-house and private practice experience, giving her depth of expertise combined with a practical understanding of her clients’ legal needs and risk profiles. Most recently, she served as senior managing counsel for an integrated health services company, where she led a legal team supporting contracting and regulatory analysis for a variety of business arrangements in mail-order and specialty pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution, supply chain management, 340B administration, pharmacy benefit management, and insurance-integrated health care products. In this role, she gained valuable experience in preparing and analyzing complex agreements with pharmacies, distributors, pharmaceutical manufacturers, payers, 340B clients, hospital systems, physicians, group purchasing organizations, pharmacy and medical benefit managers, entrepreneurial health care start-ups, and more.
Siemer also has significant experience in health care fraud and abuse laws and privacy laws, with a focus on helping health care organizations navigate complex state and federal laws and other requirements that govern transactions, compliance and reimbursement.
“Beth brings a strong understanding of the regulatory and reimbursement challenges our health care clients face every day,” said Amy Mistler, office managing partner for Spencer Fane in St. Louis. “This strengthens our firm’s commitment to collaborative, responsive, and comprehensive client service to address critical legal issues.”
Siemer completed her undergraduate studies at Truman State University and earned her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Baty Otto Coronado PC is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer I. Donnelli as senior counsel in its Kansas City office.
Prior to joining the firm, Donnelli practiced for two decades with an international law firm, representing banking and commercial real estate clients in commercial litigation and regulatory disputes. She has considerable experience in matters arising from commercial lending and has resolved litigation in Missouri and Kansas cases involving RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, FCRA, and state consumer protection statutes. She has also worked on complex trust litigation.
Donnelli has practiced extensively in federal and state courts. She has second-chaired several jury trials to defense verdicts, first-chaired several bench trials, second-chaired a federal bench trial, defended putative class actions, argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits to confirm summary judgment rulings on behalf of her clients, and appeared before local government officials to argue her clients’ interests.
“Baty Otto Coronado continues a long, distinguished history of defending corporations, including product manufacturers; construction and trucking companies; public entities; insurers; and individuals in civil litigation,” said Lee Baty. “Our attorneys collectively provide the firm’s clients with more than 100 years of dispute resolution and trial experience.”