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Nashville, Tenn. – Waller, one of the nation's preeminent law firms serving the healthcare industry, announced today that veteran healthcare attorney Colin H. Luke has joined the firm as a partner in its Birmingham, Alabama office. Luke, who joins Waller from Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, advises healthcare providers in a wide range of regulatory, operations and transactional matters.
“Colin is respected throughout the Southeast as a leader in healthcare law,” said Waller chairman John Tishler. “Our goal is to build world-class healthcare practices in our Birmingham and Austin offices that complement the skills and experience we’ve developed over 40 years in Nashville. Colin is a trusted advisor to providers throughout the country. He’s a perfect fit for us, and we’re excited to have him as a member of the Waller team.”
“I have always held Waller and its attorneys in high regard for the work they do in the healthcare industry,” said Luke. “I am honored to have the opportunity to join a top-tier firm and play a key role in expanding its presence and practice within the Alabama healthcare community and beyond.”
The former chair of the Alabama Bar’s Health Law Section, Luke’s healthcare career spans more than two decades. He advises hospitals, health systems, physicians and outpatient services providers on regulatory compliance matters involving the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark law, HIPAA and patient privacy, state healthcare regulations and the development of effective corporate compliance programs. Luke also counsels healthcare clients on operations issues, such as provider and payor certifications, facility licensure and certificates of need and in transactional matters including the acquisition and divestiture of healthcare facilities and the formation of healthcare joint ventures.
Luke earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. He has been named “Best of the Bar” by the Birmingham Business Journal, and he is listed in Best Lawyers and Alabama Super Lawyers. Luke is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law and Business Law Sections of the Alabama State Bar and the American Bar Association.