Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was named to the National Black Lawyers Top 100 list in Pennsylvania, an honor given only to select lawyers in each state who promote diversity and equality in the legal system.
Ms. Shields is a shareholder of the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare Groups. As a member of the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, she has handled a wide array of matters including healthcare business disputes, municipal liability, class action litigation, personal injury matters, contract disputes and general complex litigation. She handles all phases of litigation and appellate practice. As a member of the Firm’s Healthcare Group, her practice focuses on peer review and credentialing matters, licensing and professional board disputes, Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) compliance, the OIG exclusion program, and risk mitigation and event management. She is a frequent speaker regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, litigation, and healthcare matters.
The National Black Lawyers is a professional honorary organization dedicated to “recognizing and highlighting African American legal excellence” based on leadership, reputation, and performance as a lawyer.
In 2020, Ms. Shields was honored to receive the prestigious Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. This award recognizes a female attorney who excels in litigation and is devoted to the mentorship of women in the profession. She was also named to the 2020 Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Power Players list. Honorees were selected by the publication’s reporters and editors based on their reporting and in consultation with knowledgeable people in their fields.