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Laurel E. Baum Elected to Firm Partnership

Syracuse, New York Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is proud to announce that Laurel E. Baum, who practices Health Care Law with the Firm, has been elected to the Firm's Partnership.

Ms. Baum brings extensive clinical, operational and regulatory experience to her health care clients in providing legal counsel. Her practice experience includes Medicare and Medicaid compliance, EMTALA issues, HIPAA privacy matters, and the various federal and state regulatory initiatives impacting the health care field. Ms. Baum assists health care clients with issues involving contract development, physician extenders, bioethics and patient care. Prior to joining the Firm, she served as a compliance officer for a hospital associated with a major academic medical center, and was also a registered nurse in pediatrics and intensive care. Ms Baum also assists school districts in education law matters, including issues involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). She is also a member of the Firm's Education & Municipal and Labor & Employment Law practice groups.

Ms. Baum is admitted to practice law in New York and the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Health Law Section) and American Health Lawyers Association.

Ms. Baum holds a law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Widener University (academic honors).