BreanneHitchen (Bre)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7094

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.

Experience

  • MEDHOST obtains dismissal of qui tam action relating to alleged false claims under HITECH ActJones Day obtained a dismissal on behalf of MEDHOST, Inc. (a developer of electronic health record ("EHR") software) in a qui tam False Claims Act action.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facility successfully resolves overpaymentJones Day advised an inpatient rehabilitation facility ("IRF") in its successful resolution of a potential overpayment arising from IRF clinical documentation.
  • ICON acquires Symphony Clinical ResearchJones Day advised ICON plc as health care, clinical trial regulatory, and data privacy diligence counsel in its acquisition of Symphony Clinical Research, a leading provider of at-home patient and site support services.
  • Air Medical Group Holdings acquires Seven Bar Aviation, LLCJones Day advised Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) in its acquisition of Seven Bar Aviation, LLC (SBA), a privately-held air medical operator offering fixed and rotor wing services to a broad array of leading healthcare organizations throughout the nation.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners recapitalizes TAS Environmental ServicesJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization and related financing of TAS Environmental Services, a leading regional environmental services company.
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