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Sept. 20, 2022

Healthcare Attorney Christine Worthen Joins Nelson Mullins in Boston

BOSTON - National law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough announced today that it has expanded its national healthcare practice with the arrival of Christine Burke Worthen as a partner. Worthen focuses her practice on providing legal and strategic advice to healthcare providers and will be located in their Boston office.

Worthen joins from Northern Light Health, where she was vice president and senior counsel. She has broad experience working on matters pertaining to Medicare reimbursement, participation in CMS Innovation Center payment models, managed care contract negotiations, and value-based payment arrangements. Worthen also addresses privacy and security issues under HIPAA and the Part 2 regulations and other regulatory issues. With 20 years of experience providing ERISA counsel to employers, Worthen provides relevant advice to clients on retirement, compensation, and other benefit plans. She has represented clients in government audits by the IRS and the Department of Labor, and assisted clients with other regulatory aspects of self-insured health plans, such as HIPAA, COBRA, Mental Health Parity, the No Surprises Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

“We are pleased to welcome Christine to the firm and our team,” said healthcare team leader and Myrtle Beach managing partner office Tom Moran. “With her more than 20 years of experience in a variety of healthcare regulatory and employment matters, she will be a great asset to the team.”

Nelson Mullins’ Healthcare Team includes a combination of highly experienced attorneys in the healthcare industry, including regulatory compliance, litigation, tax and finance, antitrust, employment, state and federal policy, data breach and privacy, real estate and transactions. The multi-disciplinary team of attorneys combines real-world experience with innovative legal strategy to drive practical, real-time decision making.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to

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