Instructors

Cassie Chambers

Cassie ChambersCassie Chambers is an attorney at the Legal Aid Society.

She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015. Prior to attending Harvard, Chambers earned a master’s degree in public management and governance from the London School of Economics, with a focus on comparative health policy. She also has a master’s degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale, summa cum laude, in 2010.

She has worked in a number of health care environments including the U.S. Senate, the Connecticut state legislature, the U.K. Parliament and the American Public Health Association.

She teaches Healthcare Payment Systems.

Carole Christian

Carole Christian

Carole Christian is a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP and co-chair of the firm's Health Care Service Team. She concentrates her practice in the areas of health care and related litigation.

Christian represents health care clients in certificate of need hearings, court appeals, Medicaid appeals, Medicare reimbursement and similar negotiations and disputes with state and federal regulatory authorities. She has more than 20 years of experience counseling hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other providers of goods and services concerning contracts, fraud and abuse, licensing, medical staff matters, emergency treatment, medical records, withdrawal of treatment decisions and other patient care matters and acquisitions. 

Christian has counseled clients extensively on new and emerging issues in health care regulation, including compliance programs and codes of conduct; electronic medical records; and, the Health Care Reform law.

She teaches Patient Care Issues.

Mark Farmer

 Mark Farmer is a partner in Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP's Corporate & Securities Service Team.

He concentrates his practice in general business law, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital/private equity investments. He represents clients in stock and asset purchases, mergers, debt and equity financing and complex contract negotiations, including diligence, deal structure, documentation and closing of transactions.

He is a co-instructor for Healthcare Transactions and Contracting.

Michael Fine

 Michael Fine is a member of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP's Health Care Service Team.

His practice spans the full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt organization legal issues, advising public charities, private foundations, boards and donors.

Fine regularly assists clients with tax compliance and corporate planning matters including executive compensation, intermediate sanctions, joint ventures, affiliation strategies, reorganizations, governance, charitable contributions, captive insurance and obtaining tax exemption from the IRS.

He is a co-instructor for Board Governance.

David Henley

David Henley is vice president and chief compliance officer of Passport Health Plan, Kentucky's only non-profit, community-based health care provider.

Before joining Passport, Henley was a managing associate general counsel for WellPoint Inc., where he provided legal support for the following WellPoint Inc. subsidiaries: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company and HealthLink Inc.

Henley has also been a staff attorney and an examiner-in-charge in the Market Conduct Section of the Missouri Department of Insurance. Henley also served with the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

He teaches Corporate Compliance for the Certificate in Health Law.

Karin Irwin

Karin IrwinKarin Irwin is associate counsel for Signature HealthCARE, LLC and its affiliated entities and focuses primarily on contracts, research and privacy issues.

Prior to joining Signature, she worked as counsel for medical research for Norton Hospital and in the office for industry-sponsored clinical research at the University of Louisville. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and her LL.M. degree in Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  

She teaches Licensure and Accreditation.

Margaret Young Levi

Margaret Young Levi is counsel for Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP's Health Care Service Team.

She has 20 years of experience advising health care providers and suppliers in the areas of fraud and abuse, compliance programs, clinical trials, The Joint Commission standards, EMTALA, end-of-life and other patient care matters.

Her clients include hospitals, medical device manufacturers, long-term care facilities, physicians, hospices and other health care providers.

She teaches HIPAA and Security for the Certificate in Health Law.

Christopher Melton

Christopher Melton is a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP in Louisville.

He concentrates his practice in the area of health care law, with an emphasis in Medicaid and Medicare claims litigation, including actions arising under the Federal False Claims Act. He represents clients in the areas of governmental investigations, long-term care investigations and defense and white-collar criminal defense.

Melton has experience with conducting internal investigations and is available for drafting self-reports under OIG protocols. He represents health care professionals and entities at all stages of investigation, prevention and litigation in administrative, civil and criminal matters.

He teaches Fraud and Abuse I.

Tad Myre

Tad Myre is co-chair of the Health Care Service Team at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, taxation, nonprofit organizations and general business law. He has extensive experience in the areas of health care organizations, including hospitals and physician practices, tax-exempt organizations, small business and joint ventures.

Myre is a co-instructor for Health Care Transactions and Contracting and Health Care Law and Regulation.

Beth Rosenbaum

Beth Rosenbaum is senior vice president and chief counsel for Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc. Prior to assuming this role in 2015, Rosenbaum served as operations counsel for Kindred’s Nursing Center Division from 2011-2103 and as vice president and chief counsel for Kindred’s Home Health and Hospice Division from 2013-2015.

Prior to joining Kindred, Rosenbaum was a member of the Health Care Practice Group at Benesch in Cleveland, Ohio. She has also served as associate general counsel for a nursing home management company and as general counsel for a manufacturing and distribution company.

Rosenbaum’s experience includes representing clients in a broad range of health care matters with an emphasis in post-acute care. She provides legal guidance in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, internal and external audits, government investigations, contract negotiation, physician relations and the development and implementation of training programs designed to promote quality of care and regulatory compliance. Rosenbaum speaks regularly on, and provides training in, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, the state survey process and health care reform.

Rosenbaum is a co-instructor for Fraud and Abuse II.

Daniel Soldato

Daniel Soldato is a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP in Louisville.

He is a member of the firm's Health Care Service Team and focuses his practice on corporate services and regulatory matters for healthcare organizations. 

He is a co-instructor for Fraud and Abuse II.

Misty Vantrease

Misty Clark Vantrease is a partner with Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC.

She holds an LL.M with high honors in elder law from Stetson University. She has served as chair of Kentucky Bar Association Elder Law Section and has chaired the Section’s Continuing Education Committee. She is on the Board of the Kentucky Indiana Alzheimer’s Association. Vantrease is frequently requested to speak to attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and other professionals. A member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association, she earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Murray State University. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Louisville Louis D.  Brandeis School of Law and her L.L.M. in Elder Law from Stetson University in May of 2017.

Vantrease teaches Incapacity.

Jennifer Wintergerst

Jennifer Wintergerst is a partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP and a member of the firm’s Health Care Service Team.

She concentrates her practice in the area of regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid billing compliance and claims litigation, Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, governmental audits and investigations, RAC, MIC and ZPIC audits and appeals and false claims litigation.

Wintergerst assists clients with the development, review and maintenance of effective compliance plans and conducts internal investigations regarding potential overpayments and data security incidents. She also assists providers with disciplinary actions before regulatory boards and with HHS/OIG exclusion and reinstatement.

She is a co-instructor for Healthcare Law and Regulation.