Faculty Fellow and Adjunct Faculty

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Madison Burnett, J.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) is an associate in the Insurance Group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, where she serves business and insurance industry clients involved in complex contractual disputes and commercial litigation. She frequently represents pro bono clients through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and was their 2012 Volunteer of the year.

An Atlanta native, Burnett graduated cum laude from Georgia State University School of Law in 2009, where she served as associate editor of the Law Review, founded the school’s chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice and served as that organization’s national board president. She received the first GSU Health Law Partnership Legal Service Clinic Award and the CALI award for Civil Procedure. Before law school she worked for the City Government of New York in welfare and food stamps policy.

 

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Randall L. Hughes, J.D.

Health Law Faculty Fellow, Fall 2007 – present

Randy Hughes is a Faculty Fellow with the Center for Law, Health & Society and an Adjunct Faculty member with Georgia State University’s College of Law. He is a retired partner with Bryan Cave LLP and is a retired practice group leader of the Atlanta Health Care group. His legal practice was focused on health care law and litigation. His specific areas of concentration included not-for-profit hospitals, hospital authorities, certficates of need, medical staff disputes, health care reimbursement, regulatory compliance, reviews and claim defense, medical malpractice, personal injury, and insurance. He was selected for Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law every year from 2006 until full retirement.  He was Co-Editor of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys Health Law Manual and president of that organization. He also served two terms as chair of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.  In his retirement he volunteers three days per week for various units of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society related to healthcare.  In 2010 he received the State Bar of Georgia’s H. Sol Clark Pro Bono Award. He received the Life Time Commitment to Legal Services Award from Atlanta Legal Aid Society, an award that is now named in his honor. In 2012  Georgia State University’s College of Law honored Hughes with the 19th Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award.

Mr. Hughes teaches a course on the regulation of health care businesses and works with the HeLP Legal Services Clinic.
 

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Kim H. Roeder, J.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Kim H. Roeder is a partner in King & Spalding’s Healthcare Practice Group. Her practice focuses on representation of healthcare providers, including hospital systems, academic medical centers, physician practice groups and suppliers. Ms. Roeder has assisted providers and suppliers in implementing compliance programs, as well as conducting compliance assessments and internal investigations. She has also represented healthcare providers in responding to Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General investigations and qui tam actions. Ms. Roeder has advised healthcare providers in complex transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions, affiliations and joint ventures. She has extensive experience in addressing federal and state regulatory issues, including fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, delivery system reform, shared savings and incentive payment arrangements, and issues arising under managed care arrangements, certificate of need laws, licensure and accreditation standards, privacy and patient care laws.

Ms. Roeder is a former President of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (serving as Co-Chair of the Transactions Affinity Group of the Business Law and Governance Practice Group), the Health Care Compliance Association, and the State Bar of Georgia Health Law Section. She holds a top ranking among Georgia Health Care lawyers in the Chambers USA Client Guide, has been recognized for several years as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law and as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and was named an Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Lawyer in Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

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Renata Deann Turner

Adjunct Faculty

Renata Deann Turner is the director of pro bono and experiential learning at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining John Marshall, she was the director of the Domestic Violence Project with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, a nonprofit that coordinates free legal representation for low-income clients. There she represented and trained volunteer attorneys and third-year law students to represent domestic violence victims in a variety of family law issues.

In addition to her duties as the pro bono and experiential learning director, Turner teaches domestic violence and the law at both John Marshall and Georgia State Law. She also serves on the Fulton County Child Advocates Board, the executive board of the Charles Weltner Family Law Inn of Court and is a part-time magistrate for the State Court of Fulton County.

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Sidney S. Welch, J.D., M.P.H.

Adjunct Faculty

Sidney Welch counsels healthcare, life sciences, and healthcare technology clients in transactional, regulatory, administrative law, and litigation matters on a national basis.

On a transactional front, Welch advises clients in mergers and acquisitions; integration options; joint ventures; service line agreements; corporate formation, structure, restructuring, and unwinds; corporate governance; equity offerings; employment and independent contractor arrangements; state and federal due diligence; and other general business and operational matters. She also assists clients in structuring transactions and responding to compliance issues associated with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute; Stark I, II & III; the False Claims Act; HIPAA; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; voluntary disclosures and repayments; antitrust laws; and state self-referral, fee splitting, certificate of need, and the corporate practice of medicine laws. In administrative and litigation matters, Welch works with clients on medical staff bylaws; medical staff hearing and disciplinary actions; credentialing; Medicare and Medicaid investigations, audits and appeals; licensure issues; white collar crime defense; and disputes with and among insurance companies, physicians and hospitals. She assists healthcare clients in real estate, tax, technology contracting, intellectual property, and employment matters.

Welch serves in leadership roles for the ABA Health Law Section, the America Health Lawyers Association, and the American Society of Medical Association Counsel. She is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Georgia Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Georgia Trend Legal Elite. Ms. Welch was recognized nationally by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as an Outstanding Physician Lawyer. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, Welch is a frequent national speaker and author on healthcare topics.

Welch has been active in leadership and community initiatives. She serves on the Board of the YWCA Atlanta. She previously served as a board member of The Link Counseling Center and the Georgia Cancer Foundation, Chair of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s Women in Medicine and Grant-Making Committees, and has held leadership roles as the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Women’s Initiatives of a national law firm. She is a 2011 member of Leadership Atlanta and a 2010 member of Pathbuilder’s Achieva.