Kathy S. Ghiladi
Kathy Ghiladi practices in the areas of federal grants law and government contracts, health care law, and corporate law and has an active litigation practice spanning all four of those areas.
Highlights of Recent Results Obtained for Clients:
- Successfully challenged the proposed debarments of a prospective government contractor and of a former federal employee.
- Persuaded the Government to reverse the revocation of a client's security clearance.
- Successfully resolved entire grant disallowance (that approached $1 million) on behalf of a federal grantee.
- Assisted a number of community health centers across the country in obtaining higher prospective payment system rates as well as full supplemental payments for Medicaid services.
Summary of Practice Areas:
With respect to federal grants law and government contracts, Ms. Ghiladi handles such matters as Federal and State bid protests on behalf of prospective Government contractors, and advises grant recipients of a wide variety of Federal and State grant funds concerning grant requirements, cost accounting issues, and cost disallowances. She assists clients with matters concerning contract interpretation, negotiation, and compliance. She served as the law firm's key person when the firm provided employees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with technical assistance, training and certification in the area of grants management and administration.
In the area of health care law, she advises individual community health centers, health maintenance organizations, managed care organizations and national associations on managed care relationships, compliance with insurance statutes and regulations, Medicaid requirements, corporate affiliations and transactions, employment matters and contractual obligations. She assists health care providers, primarily managed care organizations and community health centers, in matters involving Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, audit issues, the submission of cost reports, and represents them in litigation before U.S. District Courts and in State administrative actions. She also advises and represents health care providers in bid protest actions involving State Medicaid programs and represents clients in health care-related qui tam actions.
In the corporate law field, Ms. Ghiladi represents small and large businesses, including nonprofit organizations (comprised primarily of professional and trade associations), in the course of which she advises clients on organizational, governance, and risk management issues. Ms. Ghiladi also frequently counsels both corporations and individual clients on employment and personnel issues, and has given presentations concerning employment matters, risk management, and forms of business organization. Her corporate work also includes responding to Government investigations and audits.
- District of Columbia Bar Association, Member, Government Contracts, Health Care, and Employment Sections
- Maryland State Bar Association, Member
- Kathy S. Ghiladi (Co-author), Managed Care Handbook: A Practical Guide for Health Centers, National Association of Community Health Centers and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Jan. 2012.
- Kathy S. Ghiladi (with Benjamin Cohen), Recent Court Decisions Involving FQHC Payments and Methodology, National Association of Community Health Centers, Medicare/Medicaid Technical Assistance Issue Brief No. 92, Jan. 2008.
- Kathy S. Ghiladi (with Jacqueline C. Leifer), Implementing a Risk Management Program for Your Health Center, National Association of Community Health Centers, Information Bulletin No. 8, Risk Management Series, Dec. 2003.
- Kathy S. Ghiladi (with Marcie H. Zakheim), An Introduction to Asset Management for Health Centers, National Association of Community Health Centers, Issue Brief No. 25, Systems Development Series, Aug. 2003.
- Kathy S. Ghiladi (with Jacqueline C. Leifer), Key Contract Issues Facing Health Centers, National Association of Community Health Centers, Information Bulletin No. 2, Nov. 2002.
- Cedar Riverside People's Center v. Minnesota Department of Human Services, 2009 WL 1955440 (D. Minn.), Med & Med GD (CCH) P 302,921.
- Three Lower Counties Cmty. Health Ctrs., Inc. v. Maryland, 498 F.3d 294 (4th Cir. 2007).
- El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Ctr., Inc. v. HHS, 396 F3d 1265 (D.C. Cir. 2005).
- Chase Brexton Health Servs., Inc. et al. v. Maryland, 411 F.3d 457 (4th Cir. 2005), remanded to D.Md. Dec. 15, 2006.
- LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. v. Abraham, 347 F.3d 315 (D.C. Cir. 2003).
- LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., 215 F.Supp.2d 73 (D.D.C. 2002).
- LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., 205 F.R.D. 13 (D.D.C. 2001).
- Petites v. District of Columbia, 268 F.Supp. 2d 38 (D.D.C. 2003).
- Petites v. District of Columbia, 263 F.Supp.2d 55 (D.D.C. 2003).
- California State Univ. Fullerton Found. v. Nat’l Sci. Found., 26 Fed.App. 263 (4th Cir. 2002).
- Petites v. District of Columbia, 183 F.Supp.2d 73 (D.D.C. 2002).
- Maryland Cmty. Health Sys., L.L.P. v. Glendening, 115 F.Supp.2d 599 (D.Md. 2000).
- Castle v. Caldera, 74 F.Supp.2d 4 (D.D.C. 1999).