The members of the Philadelphia law firm of Kelley Partners will join the fast-growing firm of Offit Kurman, on April 1. The lawyers of Kelley Partners will leave their offices at 1628 Pine Street and move into Offit Kurman’s Philadelphia office at 1801 Market Street. In addition, Offit Kurman will take over the Harrisburg offices of Kelley Partners, which will be managed by attorney and Principal John A. Kane. The announcement was made by Ted Offit, the co-founder and Managing Principal of Offit Kurman, who stated: “We are delighted to have Joseph T. Kelley, Jr.; John A. Kane; and Joseph T. Kelley, III as principals of Offit Kurman. As a result of their well-known expertise in the field of health care, we shall be offering our clients an enlarged, full-service health care practice, an expanded non-profit practice, and a robust privacy data security practice throughout all of our offices in the mid-Atlantic region.” Joseph T. Kelley, Jr. counsels large and small health care providers and other organizations in the healthcare industry. He has acted as outside general counsel to many providers, advising them on transactional, regulatory and business matters in addition to conducting internal investigations on their behalf. In addition to the practice of law, Mr. Kelley has a strong commitment to public service. In 1992, he served as an ambassador of the City of Philadelphia to Spain, promoting trade and goodwill, locally and abroad. Further, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court to administer a substantial bankrupt railway facility trust, and at the request of the Governor of the Commonwealth served as a specially appointed hearing officer pro temp to assist the Commonwealth in disposing of years of backlog in administrative cases in the Pennsylvania State Police, Department of Education, Department of Aging and Labor Relations Board. As an authority on corporate governance and compliance, Mr. Kelley lectures the legal and business community, both throughout the United States and abroad, on the latest legislation and standards and their practical effects. Mr. Kelley is a member of the Boards of the Brehon Law Society and the Irish Immigration Center as well as a fellow of the Council on International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria. John A. Kane serves as counsel to Pennsylvania based and multi-state behavioral health and developmental disability providers, a non-profit behavioral health managed care organization, community health centers, assisted living communities, personal care homes, health care consulting organizations, and individual health care practitioners. Mr. Kane was the Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare from 1983-2006. He was the recipient of Government Lawyer of the Year Award, awarded by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Health Care Law. He also was awarded the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys’ Award in 2005. Mr. Kane also serves on the Managed Long-Term Services Subcommittee of the PA Department of Human Services. Joseph T. Kelley III focuses his practice on healthcare law and issues of privacy, compliance, regulatory and administrative law. Mr. Kelley serves as compliance and privacy counsel to health care providers, educational institutions and other large and small businesses. He writes and lectures on health care board governance, regulatory compliance, privacy, data security and management and enterprise risk. Mr. Kelley recently returned to Kelley Partners from NHS Human Services, one of the nation’s largest behavioral health and substance abuse providers, where he served as General Counsel and its Privacy Officer. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Association of Corporate Counsel. “I am delighted to have all three of these prominent health care attorneys as members of Offit Kurman. The benefits to our clients – I’m sure – will be substantial and rewarding,” said Mr. Offit. “They provide the expertise and skill set to counsel our existing clients on a wide array of health care issues, while supplying a niche practice in the growth areas of behavioral health, substance abuse, home care and long-term care,” he added. Joseph Kelley, Jr. added: “We shall now have an extraordinary reach and depth for our health care and privacy practice. In addition to offices in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, we shall now have a significant presence in Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; New York City; Delaware; and New Jersey, and a national reach.” In affiliating with Offit Kurman, with its offices in nine cities in six states and with more than 120 attorneys, the attorneys from Kelley Partners will have a widely expanded sphere of influence, a point confirmed by Mr. Kelley, who stated: “Offit Kurman offers us a network of attorneys with a profound depth of experience and knowledge in a large geographic area and an expansion of existing practices that will be of immense value to our clients.”
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