Bre Hitchen focuses her practice on the representation of health care and life sciences companies. She has represented hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, electronic health record developers, and other health care-related entities.
Bre has defended health care clients in investigations and litigation brought by federal agencies and qui tam whistleblowers. She also has experience advising clients on compliance strategies, as well as on a wide range of regulatory issues, including kickbacks, billing, coding, documentation errors, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Additionally, she has worked with clients engaged in a variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, and other affiliations.
Bre also maintains an active pro bono practice. She participates in the Firm's Laredo Project, representing individuals in asylum proceedings, and working on the ground in Laredo, Texas, screening and counseling individuals seeking asylum in the United States.
She is a member of the American Health Law Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
- The University of Toledo (J.D. summa cum laude 2018; Valedictorian; Order of the Coif; Executive Articles Editor, University of Toledo Law Review); Bowling Green State University (M.S. in Criminal Justice 2015; B.S. in Criminal Justice magna cum laude 2014)
- Externship with Judge Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Summer 2016)