PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elliott Greenleaf welcomes David F. Simon as senior shareholder and co-chairman of the Firm's Executive Committee. Simon brings more than three decades of extensive legal experience in every aspect of health care, insurance, health policy, complex litigation, regulatory and governance issues.
"David's unique payor, provider and regulatory background is a tremendous asset to the Firm and our clients," said John M. Elliott, Chairman and CEO of the Firm. "His deep understanding of the many business and legal issues facing healthcare providers and insurers, and his governmental and law firm experience, allows him to provide effective counsel and advocacy in keeping with our Firm's commitment to developing creative and personalized business solutions for our clients."
"I have worked closely and extensively with Elliott Greenleaf's attorneys as a client, and was consistently impressed by their responsiveness, client commitment and high quality," said Simon. "We share the same vision of superior client service, and I'm honored to now be a part of its leadership team."
Simon most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Jefferson Health System (JHS), where he was responsible for all legal, payor contracting, litigation, governmental relations and corporate governance matters for what was then the largest health system in Southeastern Pennsylvania. His responsibilities at JHS also included serving as the founding President and CEO of the Delaware Valley ACO, the largest Medicare Shared Savings Plan in the area. Simon previously was Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer of Aetna US Healthcare and its predecessor US Healthcare. At both JHS and Aetna he oversaw significant contractual, medical liability, employment and class action litigation, but perhaps more importantly, avoided litigation through proactive counseling, negotiation and other strategies. Prior to US Healthcare, he was a partner at Wolf Block in Philadelphia, concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation and computer law.
Simon is currently Chairman of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, the state agency responsible for establishing the statewide electronic health information exchange. His public service leadership experience includes serving as Chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and as Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. A recognized expert on health policy, he chaired or served on health, insurance, and public welfare transition teams for Governors Ridge, Corbett and Wolf, was instrumental in launching the CHIP program with Governor Casey, and served as a member of the Commission on the Mcare Fund. In 2012 he drew upon his alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and healthcare experience to successfully mediate the disputes between UPMC and Highmark.
An honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Simon has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell – its highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards – for 25 years. He has been designated a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and authored the original Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual and ALI-ABA's Computer Law Handbook.
About Elliott Greenleaf
Elliott Greenleaf is a full-service law firm providing creative and economic business solutions to legal challenges confronting a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to government entities, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and individuals. With more than 60 attorneys, the firm has a national commercial litigation and insolvency practice and offers comprehensive legal services in all areas of law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Our attorneys are strategically located in six offices throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, and have significant winning experience in providing practical solutions and effective counseling in all business situations.
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