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Dawn Crumel Brings Healthcare Expertise to Sheppard Mullin Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2015

Dawn R. Crumel has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm’s Healthcare practice and Corporate practice group, based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.  Crumel joins from Shipman & Goodwin. 

“With close to 20 years as an in-house counsel for large hospital systems and managed care organizations, Dawn understands the economic and operational pressures facing providers today and can provide practical advice to providers and healthcare entities.  She adds new and unique areas of subject matter expertise, including clinical research, medical staff, and biomedical ethics, to our growing national healthcare practice and brings healthcare transactional, operations and compliance capabilities to our D.C. office,” Eric A. Klein, Sheppard Mullin's Healthcare practice chair commented.

Crumel provides legal advice on corporate organizational and governance issues, academic affiliations, acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures as well as all aspects of day-to-day business operations.  She has experience advising on accountable care organizations, population health, health information technology, telemedicine, physician practice acquisitions, faculty practice plans, graduate medical education programs, managed care matters, physician employment and integration, on-call coverage arrangements and concierge medicine.   Crumel has also advised on federal grant administration and government affairs.

Crumel has served as Vice President and General Counsel at Meritus Health in Maryland, Senior Associate Counsel at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Senior Associate General Counsel for Health Affairs at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Assistant Counsel at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.  During her tenure as in-house counsel to these health systems, she structured various strategic initiatives.

Crumel is a member of the national Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and a member of the Advisory Board of BNA’s Health Law Reporter.

Crumel received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and her A.B. from Brown University in 1989. 

Sheppard Mullin has more than 60 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C. office. The firm's Healthcare practice includes 115 attorneys firmwide.