Ellen F. Kessler Named Chair of Nassau County Bar Association’s Hospital and Health Law Committee

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, July 17, 2007 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced today that partner Ellen Kessler has been named chair of the Hospital and Health Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association for a one-year term. Kessler, a partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, is a member of the firm's Health Law Department and brings special expertise to the committee and her practice as both an experienced attorney and a registered nurse.

The Hospital and Health Law Committee explores legal issues as they relate to healthcare providers and other practitioners in the healthcare industry. It also serves as an educational arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, hosting one CLE program a year on a health care topic of interest to attorneys and health care providers.

"I am pleased to accept this position and look forward to the contributions the committee can make to both attorneys and healthcare providers who are seeking clarity as regulations and laws affecting the health care industry continue to evolve", said Kessler.

In her health law practice, Kessler has counseled health care clients on a wide variety of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, establishment of professional practices and management service organizations, and professional licensure issues under state and federal law. Her health care clients have included hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care agencies, management organizations, physicians, dentists and other health care practitioners. Prior to her career in law, Kessler had a distinguished career in Nursing and Nursing Education at St. Barnabas, Bronx Lebanon and Brooklyn Veterans Hospitals.

For more than 35 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region's leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients' success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate and trusts & estates. Through its independent arm, Island Strategies, lobbying services are provided at all governmental levels. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

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