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Lewis Brisbois Welcomes 7-Lawyer Healthcare, Insurance Defense Team

Newark, New Jersey (May 30, 2017) – Lewis Brisbois is pleased to welcome a seven-lawyer healthcare and insurance defense team led by Partner Malinda A. Miller to its Newark, New York, and Connecticut offices.

The team of healthcare professionals based in Newark includes Miller, Partners Alex W. Raybould and Andrea Miller-Jones, and Associates Salvatore D’Elia III, Yelena Shvarts Ferreira, and S. Christopher Martino. Victoria Metaxas will be a partner based out of Lewis Brisbois’ New York and Hartford, Connecticut, offices.

The team significantly builds out Lewis Brisbois’ healthcare presence in the northeast, bringing extensive long-term care and medical malpractice experience to Lewis Brisbois along with a bevy of other capabilities.

“I’m very pleased to announce that Malinda and her team of highly experienced and well respected healthcare attorneys are joining Lewis Brisbois’ New York and Newark office,” said New York Managing Partner Gregory S. Katz. “They will make a great addition to Lewis Brisbois’ dedicated Healthcare Practice.”

Miller has been practicing for more than 20 years and has extensive experience on a wide range of civil litigation defense matters at all stages, including those involving issues of premises liability, automotive liability, elevator liability, construction litigation, product liability, employment discrimination, and property damage.

Miller’s practice currently focuses on the defense of long-term care and assisted living facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. She has represented numerous facilities in claims involving falls, decubitus ulcers, elopement, medication errors, physical abuse, and dehydration/nutrition.

“We’re very excited to join Lewis Brisbois and take advantage of its large, national geographic footprint as well as cross-market and collaborate with the firm’s renowned Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practice,” Miller said.

Miller is joined in Lewis Brisbois’ Newark office by Partners Alex Raybould and Andrea Miller-Jones, who regularly represent medical and nursing professionals, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice and long-term care litigation. Associates S. Christopher Martino, Salvatore D’Elia III, and Yelena Shvarts Ferreira will also be based in Newark.

Based out of Lewis Brisbois’ New York and Hartford offices, Partner Victoria Metaxas has more than 20 years of experience handling litigation on a variety of matters at all stages, from inception through trials and appeals. To date, she has successfully tried more than 40 cases to verdict. Her practice currently focuses on defending nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other medical providers from malpractice claims.

“Mindy and her group joining Lewis Brisbois, and in particular the Newark office, is a win, win, win, the perfect trifecta. The breadth of service Mindy can now offer her clients through Lewis Brisbois’ nationwide platform is a win for clients, Lewis Brisbois’ culture and business model is a win for Mindy, and Mindy’s experience and client base is a win for Lewis Brisbois. Professionally and personally, Mindy and Lewis Brisbois fit like a glove,” said Newark Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett.

About Lewis Brisbois:

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,100 attorneys and offices in 41 cities and 26 states. Our national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted, and well-versed in current legal trends, while our individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

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