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Mitchell Williams Attorneys Amanda Orcutt and Megan Hargraves Presented During the Arkansas Healthcare Financial Management Association 2020 Virtual Conference

Discussing How COVID-19 Has Impacted Healthcare Organizations

August 27, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorneys Amanda Orcutt and Megan Hargraves presented during the Arkansas Healthcare Financial Management Association 2020 Virtual Conference. Their presentation titled “Legal Implications of COVID-19” discussed the myriad of ways in which COVID-19 has impacted healthcare organizations, including employee leave issues, return-to-work policies, risk mitigation efforts and liability risk. They also addressed strategies healthcare organizations can use to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on their workforce and operations. 

Orcutt concentrates her practice on representing employers in all matters of employment law, both as an adviser and an advocate. She represents businesses in lawsuits brought in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of employment disputes. Orcutt assists businesses with internal investigations involving employment issues and counsels clients on compliance with state and federal law, accommodation of disabilities, and development of employment policies. Orcutt has extensive experience representing employers in industries with a strong union presence and has routinely arbitrated disputes under collective bargaining agreements and litigated matters in front of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In addition, she has comprehensive experience representing educational institutions in a variety of education matters, including state and federal court litigation, Title IX investigations, investigations by the federal government, and student misconduct matters. 

Hargraves focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, also providing clients with strategic counsel on public policy and implementation issues. She advises hospitals and other healthcare clients on issues related to risk management, quality assurance and regulatory and operational compliance. She advises and represents clients on matters related to the Arkansas Peer Review Fairness Act, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the False Claims Act, the Stark Act and anti-kickback statutes and other state and federal statutes. Hargraves' experience as a litigator representing clients in medical malpractice, products liability, class action and general insurance defense cases makes her a trusted advisor to healthcare industry clients. She continues to represent clients across industries in defense of complex consumer class actions, specializing in cases brought under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

About the Arkansas Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

The Arkansas Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the premier professional organization for healthcare financial management. HFMA’s vision is to bring value to the industry as the leading organization for healthcare finance.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.

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