Biography

Lisa is a partner in the Health Law and Litigation practice groups. Important for her healthcare practice, she is a former registered nurse and worked as a critical care nurse for five years before returning to school for an accounting degree. She took and passed the CPA exam in 1996. She then earned a joint JD/MBA. For both her healthcare and litigation clients, Lisa leverages her technological and coding skills to create processes to capture efficiencies and cost savings. For example, she created a software product to assist non-health insurance plans to comply with Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting Requirements of the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA). 

She currently acts as Discovery Coordinating Counsel for a national client in asbestos litigation. She created a database to streamline responding to discovery in all state and federal jurisdictions. 

Her litigation practice also includes insurance related matters such as life, health and disability claims; workers’ compensation and product liability litigation.

With her knowledge of clients’ businesses, Lisa is interested in creating (and has created) ways to use technology to provide efficient and cost-effective products for clients for compliance and audit purposes.

Before Fox Rothschild

Lisa was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox in 2018. In 2011, she served as a clerk for the Honorable Ben Tennille, North Carolina Business Court.

Representative Matters

  • Discovery Coordinating Counsel in nationwide asbestos litigation
  • Drafts and teaches clients how to draft appeal letters to dispute RAC and MAC denials for multiple types of healthcare clients
  • Negotiated several global settlements with the OIG, including disputing alleged overpayment amounts by providing critique of the Department of Justice’s audit methodologies
  • Challenged statistical methodologies used by AdvanceMed before the Administrative Law Judge for multiple provider clients
  • Personally reviews billing and coding records to determine whether claims are appropriately billed in client self-audits, in response to denials, or in investigations
  • Designs custom audit tools to assist providers in identifying potential billing errors
  • Updates the S.1.M.P.L.E. software product and informs and advises software clients of changes to Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting Requirements of the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA)
  • Represents multiple employers in alleged occupational exposure workers’ compensation matters

Accomplishments

  • Former Certified Professional Coder on the ICD-10-DM codes
  • Registered Nurse
  • Passed CPA Exam, 1996