biography

Ms. Butler focuses her national practice on providing business counsel, litigation strategy and trial capabilities to corporations, transportation companies and retail establishments. She has experience addressing a variety of emergency situations including industrial accidents, personal injury and other catastrophes.

She also assists clients with healthcare compliance requirements including issues related to the anti-kickback statues; the False Claims Act; advertising, labeling and promotion; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; HIPAA; reimbursement issues; and the implementation of compliance programs. Client representation often includes negotiations or agreements, filing or defense of emergency injunctions and isolation of issues and implementation of immediate solutions.

  • Accomplishments
    • AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • Seton Hall Compliance Certification
    • “Ohio Super Lawyers –Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine (2009 and 2010)
  • Representative Matters
    • Extensive experience representing pharmacies with supply chain challenges;
    • Representative of pharmacies through audit process resulting in successful challenges of financial discrepancies and immediate reinstatements to networks;
    • Assistance with multiple state licensure challenges and disciplinary hearings;
    • Work with sale and transfer of pharmacies;
    • Assess healthcare providers business practices and culture for implementation of compliance programs;
    • Assist in company expansions with federal and state reporting requirements and implementation of strategy for ongoing certifications and compliance;
    • Significant experience in both business transportation litigation including semi-tractor trailer, heavy equipment accidents, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation and premises liability litigation;
    • Litigated numerous business disputes including challenges to ownership interests, dissolutions, breach of contract and non-competition agreements;
    • Successfully defended company from contention injunction required by direct competitor that, if granted would have eliminated existence of business; and
    • Negotiated removal of prior permanent injunction against client.
  • Publications
    • “Corporate Compliance, What Every Employer Needs to Know”
    • “Bad Faith 101”

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Credentials

Admissions

Illinois
Michigan
Ohio
U.S. District Court of Ohio, Northern Division
U.S. District Court of Ohio, Southern Division
U.S. District Court of Illinois, Central District

Education

The University of Toledo, Juris Doctorate, 2002
Bowling Green State University, M.Ed., 1998
The University of Toledo, B.A. Sociology

Prior Law Firm Experience

Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Practice Areas