Overview

Pari assists health care industry clients in disputes in state, federal and administrative courts and provides regulatory advice involving state and federal fraud and abuse issues, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement, and state licensure issues.

Pari’s health care clients encompass a wide variety of players in the health care field including hospitals, clinics, device manufacturers, and disability services and long-term care providers. Pari provides advice on a full range of regulatory and compliance issues. Pari also defends against internal and external allegations of noncompliance and provides practical, effective, and industry-appropriate solutions throughout the dispute resolution process, including in state, federal and administrative courts, and in alternative dispute resolution settings.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Pari clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Before law school, Pari worked in a research laboratory at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center.

Services

Experience

Health Law

  • Advised disability services and long-term care providers on licensure and reimbursement issues.
  • Advised hospitals and clinics on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement requirements and overpayment liability.
  • Advised multiple clients on state law licensure, scope of practice and reimbursement issues.

Litigation

  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict for a disability services provider facing state law employment retaliation claims.
  • Member of a team that obtained a seven-figure jury verdict in favor of an ambulatory surgery center in a case involving multiple business torts and contract claims.
  • Member of the team successfully defending a grant of summary judgment on a Title VII claim in favor of hospital-employer on appeal in the Eighth Circuit.
  • Member of the team handling a multi-billion dollar bid protest involving Medicaid managed care services.
  • Represented disability services and long-term care providers in licensing and survey matters and in administrative audit and recoupment actions.

Pro Bono

  • In partnership with the ACLU, successfully represented a civil rights protester in an appeal of a criminal conviction related to his protest activity.
  • Together with another Fredrikson attorney, successfully represented a teenage boy in an administrative appeal of maltreatment determination.
  • Prepared wills, powers of attorney and health care directives in a walk-in legal clinic hosted by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2013, summa cum laude
  • University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MPH, 2013
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2007, with distinction

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable James B. Loken, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2013-2014
  • Legal Intern, Mayo Clinic, 2011-2012
  • Clerk, Minnesota Disability Law Center, 2010-2011

Recognition

  • Rising Star—Health Care, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2019, 2021-present
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association,  2017-2018, 2020-2021
  • Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership and Service, 2013
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law, 2013
  • Order of the Coif
  • First Prize Winner, MSBA Health Law Section Student Writing Contest, 2013
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society for Public Health, 2013
  • Law Review Award, Leonard, Street & Dienard, 2012
  • Best Brief, First Year Legal Research and Writing Honors, 2010

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Vice President, Administrative Law Council, 2020-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Administrative Law Council, 2018-present
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member, 2014-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Minnesota Chapter, 2014-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2013-present
  • State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Research Assistant, 2011-2013
  • Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor, 2012-2013; Staff Member 2011-2012

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, Terminations, Discharges & Relocations, Care Providers of Minnesota Annual Convention & Exposition, November 2022

Co-Presenter, Navigating Challenging Patient Relationships, Fredrikson & Byron's Health Law Webinar Series, October 13, 2021

Co-Presenter, Understanding and Protecting Legal Privileges, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, February 10, 2021

Co-Presenter, The Annual Regulatory Update, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2020

Co-Presenter, Opioid Crisis Response: Key Legal Developments Every Health Lawyer and Compliance Officer Should Know, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, February 19, 2020

Co-Presenter, Regulatory Update, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 11, 2019

Co-Presenter, Health Law Grab Bag: FAQs for Hospitals and Clinics, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, October 16, 2019

Co-Presenter, Making Sense of the Medicare Manuals, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, August 14, 2019

Co-Presenter, 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, OPPS and IPPS Final Rules and Other News, Rules and More, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 12, 2018

Co-Presenter, Health Law FAQs Answered, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, August 8, 2018

Co-Presenter, 2018 Medicare Regulatory Update, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 13, 2017

Presenter, New Rules: MIPS, Physician Fee Schedule, Outpatient Rule and More!, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 14, 2016

Presenter, Key Topics from the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Hospital Outpatient Rule and the Budget Act, Fredrikson & Byron Health Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2015

“Implied Certification Under the False Claims Act: Crafting Appropriate Limits,” MSBA Health Law Section, 2013

“Up or Out: Why ‘Sufficiently Reliable’ Statistical Risk Assessment is Appropriate at Sentencing and Inappropriate at Parole,” Minnesota Law Review, 2013

Co-Author, “Deidentification and Reidentification in Returning Individual Findings from Biobank and Secondary Research: Regulatory Challenges and Models for Management,” Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, 2012

Co-Author, “Analgesic Effects of Intra-articular Botulinum Toxin Type B in Murine Model of Chronic Degenerative Knee Arthritis,” Journal of Pain Research, 2010

Co-Author, “Pain Behavior Measures to Quantitate Joint Pain and Response to Neurotoxin Treatment in Murine Models of Arthritis,” Pain Medicine, 2009

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