A new year is supposed to be about new goals, fresh starts and great
ambition. This is exactly how local law firm, McClelland
Advocacy, Ltd. is kicking off 2013. The Sacramento-based law and
lobbying firm announced this week that it will be opening a new office
in Los Angeles. The firm's Los Angeles area office is opening this month
and will be located in Century City. The new office space represents the
firm's first Southern California expansion.
McClelland Advocacy is a specialty law and lobbying firm providing
litigation, government relations and public affairs services to
healthcare clients in California. The firm currently represents clients
including medical groups, health plans, insurers and physicians.
"We are coming out of a banner inaugural year for the firm," said
Michael McClelland, president of McClelland Advocacy, Ltd. "In 2012, our
litigation clients did not pay a single dollar in judgments. The firm
obtained significant litigation successes. We were everywhere this year.
From constitutional law cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, to
multi-million dollar reimbursement litigation between payers and
providers, the firm gave no quarter and our clients achieved bottom-line
"Our government relations practice also thrived," said McClelland. "The
firm successfully secured the dismissal or withdrawal of several
administrative agency actions across multiple agencies and was ative in
the legislature, helping shape the future of healthcare policy in
California. Our mission is to assist clients in keeping the government
restricted to its proper role," McClelland said. "This year saw the
successful rescission of agency underground regulations after our
involvement, not to mention the conclusion of several agency
investigations without changes to our clients."
When asked why the firm chose Los Angeles for its first expansion,
McClelland responded, "The choice was easy. The Los Angeles region
boasts some of the most innovative and successful healthcare companies
in the world. From world class hospitals to health plans, to the state's
largest medical groups, Los Angeles is the leader in the healthcare
industry. In particular, the explosion in our direct primary care,
concierge medicine, Accountable care organization and medical group
practices, called for an expansion in our reach."
While all litigation is, of course, local, McClelland Advocacy's
government relations and public affairs practices have greatly expanded
to address local government relations.
"How many law firms are targeting ACA implementation efforts at the
local level " McClelland asked. "Our goal is to be every bit as
innovative as our clients. When the leaders in healthcare chose their
counsel, they chose McClelland Advocacy for one reason. We are blowing
up the sclerotic model of the traditional regulated industries practice."
The firm believes their success in working with and retaining long time
valuable clients is a direct result of skillful use of the courts,
public opinion, lobbying and an unmatched managed care policy expertise.
"When MedLion began its expansion, which would lead to its becoming the
fastest growing direct primary care practice in the nation, we chose
McClelland Advocacy," said Dr. Sam Qamar, the CEO of MedLion.
"McClelland Advocacy helped guide a multi-state explosion in our
business. Not only did they provide a hybrid billing arrangement
tailored to meet our needs, McClelland Advocacy managed our risk and
regulatory affairs programs with effective efficiency."
"Most importantly," Qamar added, "they are there when we need them and
they always find a way to achieve our goals."
McClelland is a former chief prosecutor for the California Department of
Managed Health Care and a recognized expert in managed care law.
McClelland says the new Los Angeles office is a symbol of hard work and
dedication, work that will continue to flourish as the firm anticipates
the opening of satellite offices in Nevada and Texas later in 2013.
"As the healthcare sector grows, and becomes even more regulated, the
need for sophisticated representation increases," McClelland said.
"Healthcare companies in California succeed only when they can nimbly
navigate across multiple forums from courts to the Capitol to the front
pages. McClelland Advocacy is about providing that kind of
"We make winning arguments," McClelland added, "Everywhere."
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