Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, May 9, 2007


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Health Lawyer Kenneth Yood Joins Fulbright & Jaworski


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Former Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker Partner Kenneth Yood has joined the Los Angeles office of Fulbright & Jaworski as a partner in its health law practice.

“It’s an honor to become a part of Fulbright’s high-caliber national health care practice,” Yood said in a release.

Noting he was “impressed” with Fulbright’s long history in the health care industry, the lawyer added he was “excited” to bring his experience to the firm’s “expansive” national platform.

Peter Mason, partner-in-charge of the 73-lawyer Los Angeles office, told the MetNews Yood was a “terrific addition” to Fulbright’s prominent and expanding health law practice.

With his background in counseling and regulatory matters, Yood will enhance the work of the firm, Mason said.

Mark Kadzielski, partner in charge of Fulbright’s Los Angeles health law practice and head of its health law practice in California, echoed the thought in a statement:

“He is an impressive health care lawyer, who will help our team provide the very best counsel and service to our clients.”

Yood, 43, specializes in advising clients on the establishment and operation of health care compliance programs addressing matters that include Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and certification, state licensing and the state and federal false claims acts.

With experience giving counsel on disclosure and reporting obligations and strategies, Yood has helped clients conduct both external and internal investigations of health care facilities.

The lawyer’s past representation also encompasses health care transactions, medical malpractice, professional liability, torts and commercial litigation.

Yood was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991 and is also a member of the New  York and Massachusetts bars.

In addition to a degree from the University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Yood holds a masters’ degree in public health from Harvard University. His undergraduate degree is from Haverford College.

His bar activities include membership in the American Health Lawyers Association.


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