Leah M. McNeely, Associate

Biography

Leah McNeely is an attorney in the firm's Health Law Practice Group. Her practice includes advising health care providers in the areas of regulatory compliance, privacy and security, and hospital-physician relationships.

In the area of regulatory compliance, Leah advises multiple health care provider types, such as hospitals, rural health clinics, pharmacies, and opioid treatment providers, on compliance with state and federal laws and relevant accreditation standards. She frequently advises on issues including scope of practice, medical record documentation and informed consent, and compliance with Medicare and Medicaid requirements. She also drafts agreements on behalf of health care providers, and has significant experience advising clients on compliance with fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Leah also advises businesses on compliance with state and federal data privacy and security laws. She assists covered entities and business associates in complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, and advises businesses on compliance with 42 C.F.R. Part 2, Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Records.

In the area of hospital-physician relationships, Leah works closely with hospital and medical staff leadership to prepare medical staff bylaws, credentialing policies, and related documents. She provides counsel during medical staff investigations and corrective action and fair hearing procedures. She also assists health care professionals working through professional licensing issues.

Leah created and staffs an award-winning pro bono brief legal advice clinic called Legal Intervention for Non-Violence Clinic (LINC), which provides free legal services to clients of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) in Madison. Leah is also a frequent writer and speaker on important health law and health care compliance topics.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2011)
    • Graduated first in her class
    • Law Review (Associate Editor-in-Chief; Notewriter)
    • National Order of Scribes Award (2011)
    • American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health Law Student Award (2010)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S., highest distinction, 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Legal Association for Women (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member of Health Law Section)

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Pro Bono Honor Society (2014)