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American Bar Association Appoints Attorney Ayesha Mehdi to Leadership Positions for Healthcare Fraud and Compliance, Diversity and Inclusion Group

LAS VEGAS — Spencer Fane’s associate attorney, Ayesha Mehdi, JD, MHSA, has been appointed by the American Bar Association (ABA) to chair the Fraud and Compliance Interest Group of its Health Law and Vice Section -President Diversity and Inclusion.

In these leadership roles, Mehdi will lead efforts to improve diversity, promote justice and create growth opportunities for ABA members. Mehdi was previously vice president of the Fraud and Compliance group.

The ABA’s Health Law Section represents clients from all segments of the health care industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed care organizations and other third party payers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers.

The ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center fosters collaboration, coordination and communication to advance the ABA’s goal of eliminating bias and improving diversity and inclusion overall of the Association, the legal profession and the justice system.

The ABA is committed to advancing the rule of law in the United States and beyond by providing practical resources for legal professionals, accreditation of law schools, model codes of ethics and more , while offering benefits, programs and services that promote the professional growth and quality of its members. the life.

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As a corporate and healthcare lawyer, Ayesha Mehdi works closely with doctors, healthcare professionals and various healthcare and closely held companies in a wide range of corporate matters, transactional, regulatory and authorization. As a partner of the Spencer Fane healthcare and M&A groups, she advises clients on healthcare compliance (such as Federal Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Act, HIPAA and HITECH) as well as through small healthcare business to multi-million dollar transactions involving acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, restructurings, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures.

Ayesha speaks at regional and national seminars and conferences for legal and health care associations and has won numerous awards for her leadership and dedication as an advocate in the Las Vegas community, particularly as as a pro bono lawyer for the Children’s Attorney Project of Legal Aid Center. of southern Nevada.

Ayesha received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors in finance from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration (MI), and her master’s degree in health services administration, as well as a doctorate in law from the University of Kansas, where she sits on the law school’s board of trustees.