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Prominent Health Care Lawyer Joins Sussman Shank LLP

September 21, 2016
Contact: Denise George
Marketing Director, 503.227.1111

Sussman Shank LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jack L. Caynon, III an accomplished Health Care attorney with over 20 years of diverse transactional and regulatory experience.  Jack will join the firm's Business and Health Care Group as Special Counsel.

Jack was most recently a Partner and Co-Chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick O'Connell in Westborough, Massachusetts.  Prior to that, he served as Salem Health's General Counsel in Salem, Oregon, from 2005 to 2011.  Jack's experience includes serving as General Counsel and senior legal counsel for various integrated health systems in Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, and South Carolina.  His areas of expertise include HIPAA, FDA/FTC compliance, Medicare, fraud and abuse (Stark and Anti-kickback), informed consent, telemedicine, Accountable Care Organizations, physician and medical staff matters, and other areas.  Additionally, he counsels on corporate and regulatory matters, as well as dispute resolution and litigation. 

Jack represents a broad range of health care providers, including hospitals, healthcare institutions, health insurance organizations, medical practices, telemedicine providers, and various other health care businesses.   

"We are excited to add Jack to our health care team to enhance our capabilities and provide superior service and strategic counsel to our growing client base.  Jack's arrival underscores our commitment to expanding the firm's health care practice as the industry grows and evolves.  His national experience is very beneficial to our firm.  His understanding of the business and legal issues concerning hospitals and doctors will assist our post-acute, nursing home clients manage their growing relationships with hospitals and physician groups," said Aaron J. Besen, Chair of the firm's Health Care Group. 

"I am excited to be back in Oregon, and I look forward to adding my perspectives and energy to the firm's health care team," said Caynon.

Jack received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from the University of Maryland University College, summa cum laude.  

About Sussman Shank LLP
Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  While we are based in the Pacific Northwest, we frequently represent clients in court proceedings and business transactions throughout the country.  In 2016, Oregon Business Magazine named Sussman Shank as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for" and one of the "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon." 

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