Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent firm evaluating organizations.
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Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Our professionals provide practical counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.
Serene K. Zeni is a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and currently Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Troy, Mich. office. She counsels healthcare professionals and organizations in the development, establishment and maintenance of quality, risk management, and compliance programs. Her clients seek her assistance in an array of matters, from cybersecurity implementation to development of an entrepreneurial product, technology, or entity to comply with state and federal regulation. Serene has extensive experience in administrative law matters advising and defending professionals and facilities throughout the country against state and federal prosecution. She also handles the challenges of informatics and data cultivation, coordinating resources to accelerate quality performance and promoting organizational innovation and entrepreneurism.
In 2016, American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) appointed appointed her Vice Chair of the the Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group and to the 2016-17 Leadership Development Program class for the Health Care Liability and Litigation Practice Group. Serene achieved recognition in 2015 and 2016 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and Top Woman Lawyer and Top Lawyer by Crain’s DBusiness. She earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a Minor in Biology from the University of Michigan, her law degree from Wayne State University Law School, and a Masters of Law in Health Law from Loyola University School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.
Mr. Chananie is a partner at the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and has represented numerous healthcare clients, advising them on regulatory and fraud and abuse issues in the structuring of complex healthcare transactions and arrangements; guiding them in the resolution of potential compliance problems; assisting them in implementing or modifying their compliance programs; and responding to governmental investigations. He brings his knowledge of government enforcement efforts — along with his technical legal expertise and his practical understanding of how healthcare entities operate in the real world — to his guidance on regulatory and transactional matters.
Michael Flood works to shape health policy by creating solutions and developing opportunities within the complex legislative, regulatory and policy environment at the federal and state level. Michael’s practice emphasizes Medicare reimbursement, value-based payment and delivery models, health reform, and health information technology.
Michael provides strategic advice to advance the policy agendas of clients that include nonprofit health care associations, health care providers, and manufacturers of drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Michael routinely assists clients in identifying new policy opportunities, developing and drafting regulatory and legislative proposals, communicating with policymakers and regulators, and preparing organizational policy statements and position papers. Michael also is active in drafting regulatory comment letters.
Michael’s practice includes representing clients in matters before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, other federal agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures and regulatory agencies.