Ms. Leifer handles a variety of corporate issues, including development of articles of incorporation, bylaws, applications for tax exempt status, personnel and financial policies; negotiation and enforcement of contracts with employees, vendors, insurers and federal government agencies; corporate restructuring, consolidations and affiliations; corporate compliance programs; and risk management.
In addition, she counsels health care clients on issues related to: Medicaid and Medicare managed care programs and reimbursement, federal grants, anti-kickback laws, “Stark” self-referral laws, antitrust and federal tax exemption. Ms. Leifer regularly teaches courses for the boards and staff of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including state-based affiliates and national associations. She has made presentations to the following organizations, among others: the Independent Sector, the National Risk Management Institute, the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, the Support Center, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Health Council, and the National Assistance Management Association.
Prior to joining the law firm in 1980, Ms. Leifer served as an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she served as principal counsel to the Bureau of Community Health Services (now the Bureau of Primary Health Care).