1875 Century Park East, Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Linda Randlett Kollar specializes in the representation of behavioral health care providers, including those licensed as non-profit community care facilities that provide residential mental health treatment and foster care for children; health care professionals including physicians, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and marriage, family and child therapists; community mental health centers; academic counseling centers, and agencies specializing in the treatment of autism. Ms. Kollar devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising these behavioral health care providers on licensure, reimbursement, compliance, representing them in administrative hearings, civil litigation, false claims matters including OIG investigations and qui tam litigation, in contract negotiations, as well as on the formation of integrated services and managed care issues. Ms. Kollar provides counsel with respect to day-to-day operations, including federal and state privacy law compliance, responding to subpoenas, government reporting and regulatory compliance. She is recognized as an expert in the areas of privacy, confidentiality, and minor’s consent for treatment issues. Ms. Kollar also has a significant amount of experience in business law and litigation, including appellate work. Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Kollar was a social worker and worked as an investigator on behalf of abused and neglected children for the juvenile court and had responsibility for working with families and the courts in order to do both short term and long term planning for children. Ms. Kollar received her Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Scripps College, Claremont, California. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Steven J. Stone, presiding Justice of Division 6 of the Second District Court of Appeal.
100 S 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
As a partner, Kristine is an experienced litigator of more than 25 years, who has developed a national reputation in the area of mass torts, representing injured plaintiffs who have filed product liability lawsuits against manufactures of pharmaceutical products and devices. Kristine has served in leadership roles in several nation-wide multi-district pharmaceutical cases. Kristine was appointed by the federal judge presiding over the In Re NuvaRing® Products Liability Multi-District Litigation to serve in the dual role of co-lead counsel and national liaison counsel. She led this litigation on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs who alleged injuries related to their use of the Nuvaring birth control product and ultimately successfully negotiated a $100 million settlement on their behalf. Kristine’s accomplishment was recognized by Missouri Lawyers as securing one of the largest reported settlement in the state of Missouri in 2014. Kristine has also been appointed to serve in leadership roles in other pharmaceutical products liability cases, including the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, and the Science and Discovery Committees for many national pharmaceutical products liability cases, such as In re Yasmin® and Yaz® (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, In re Ortho Evra® Products Liability Litigation and In re Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Product Liability Litigation. Kristine also regularly speaks at national litigation conferences on topic related to pharmaceutical products liability litigation. In 2015, Kristine was recognized as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Membership into this select organization is based upon nomination by independently neutral organizations and approved by a judicial review board. Kristine has also been selected for inclusion in the “Honors Edition” of the Cambridge “Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women” and since 2008 has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri. Kristine also serves on the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Kristine has also consistently received an “AV” Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for profession excellence by her peers from this organization.
604 E Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
James M. McGovern has been practicing law since 1993 and served six years as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General, three of which were as legal counsel for the State Medical Board of Ohio preparing and prosecuting disciplinary cases against licensees. Since 1999, Mr. McGovern has concentrated his practice upon defending professionals against charges brought by the Ohio Board of Nursing, State Medical Board of Ohio, Ohio Board of Pharmacy, Ohio State Dental Board and other professional regulatory boards. Mr. McGovern has represented well over three hundred licensees / potential licensees before the healthcare related professional regulatory boards in Ohio. He also routinely spends time assisting clients engaged in disputes with employers and third party payers. Mr. McGovern is admitted and qualified to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and all the state courts of Ohio.
13953 Valley View Ave, La Mirada, CA 90638, USA
PO Box 1942, Elephant Butte, NM 87935