Jennifer Pritzker Sender is a member of the firm's Health Care Practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Ms. Sender was a legal intern in the Office of General Counsel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and provided the CDC with legal research and support on bioterrorism response, vaccination policy, whistleblower actions, tobacco litigation, food and drug law and other current public health issues. She also researched and prepared a comparative state law survey of infectious disease surveillance for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program.
Ms. Sender was awarded the sole Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys summer fellowship from an applicant pool of students from all four Georgia law schools in 2001. In splitting the summer between the Georgia Hospital Association and the Georgia Department of Community Health, Ms. Sender researched advanced directives, anti-kickback statutes and medical staffing, assisted in the development of a Georgia uniform practitioner's credentialing application and advocated before state legislators regarding revisions to the hospital licensure rules. She has also researched state laws and conducted a preemption analysis to assist a behavioral health and wellness organization’s preparation for HIPAA compliance.
Ms. Sender's health care practice is devoted primarily to business and health care regulatory issues involving hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and ancillary providers. Ms. Sender assists a variety of health care clients, including academic medical centers, hospitals, physician practices, and individual providers, on a wide range of regulatory and operational matters, including the Anti-kickback Statute, the Stark law, corporate governance, Certificate of Need, clinical trial work, and employment matters.