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Mary Rebecca Knack

Mary Rebecca Knack

also known as Re

Practice areas:

Insurance, Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Litigation

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About Me

I am a member in the Seattle office where my practice includes health care, insurance, product liability, mass tort, and civil matters. I provide a wide range of legal services to members of the health care industry including negotiating and structuring arrangements, business, regulatory, confidentiality and privacy-related compliance services including HIPAA and state laws, licensing and risk management related services, and related investigations. My practice includes legal advice and litigation relating to insurance coverage and bad faith for policyholders and the insurance industry including property and casualty, life, health and disability. I also provide guidance and advice to the insurance industry and selfinsureds with respect to their obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA). I was named to Super Lawyers by Washington Law & Politics magazine for 2005, 2010 and 2011.

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Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Insurance: 30%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Health Care: 25%
  4. Litigation: 20%

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Contact Info

Williams Kastner

601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive Out of State200001/16/2013
WAActive199707/06/2015
CTActive199306/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner2003 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1997 - 2002
AssociateO'Brien, Tanski, Tanzer & Young1994 - 1996
Law Clerk for the Honorable Frederick A. FreedmanConnecticut Appellate Court1993 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research Institute, SLDO Relationship CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Defense Research Institute, SLDO Relationship CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteeProgram Chair, Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar2007 - 2007
Defense Research Institute, Annual Meeting Steering CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Defense Research Institute, SLDO Relationship CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteeChair, HIPAA Issues Committee2005 - 2006
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteePublications Chair2005 - 2005
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteeProgram Chair - Young Lawyers Breakout Session Seminar2004 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteePublications Vice-Chair2004 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteeLiasion2003 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers CommitteeMember, Long Range Steering Committee2003 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Annual Meeting Steering CommitteeMember2002 - 2002
Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers CommitteeChair, Women's Mentoring Committee2000 - 2002
Defense Reseach InsituteMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Society of Health Care AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington Healthcare Risk Management SocietyMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Device CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Products Liability CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability and Health Care Law CommitteeMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ABA TIPS Business Litigation Committee NewsletterCo-Author, The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute: Compliance and The Mandatory Reporting Requirements2011
Iowa CPAAuthor, The Medicare Maze: How CPAs can help new Medicare enrollees plan for a healthy financial future2010
Washington CPAThe Medicare Maze: How CPAs can help new Medicare enrollees plan for a healthy financial future2010
Washington Healthcare NewsCo-Author, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Coming Soon to Washington: Are You Ready to Handle Medical Record Request Audits?2009
Spokane, WAPresenter and Author, Practice Arrangements: Stark, Fraud and Abuse, and Anti-Kickback Rules2008
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2006
The DRI Defense Library SeriesHIPAA Best Practices for Defense Lawyers2005
For The DefenseCo-author, Meaningful Access to All: Health Care Providers and Limited English Proficiency Patients2005
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2005
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2004
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2003
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2002
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2001
The Tort Law Desk ReferenceContributing Author: Washington Tort Law2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, with honors1993
Smith CollegeArchitecture and Urban StudiesBachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WDTL Annual ConventionPresenter, Untangling Medicare's Subrogation Right2010
Washington Defense Trial LawyersPresenter, Medicare Secondary Payer, Section 111 of the MMSEA & Case Considerations: What Defense Lawyer Needs to Know2010
Utah Association of Defense Counsel and Utah Association for Justice Combined MeeingPresenter, Handling the Case Involving the Medicare Beneficiary: Resolving the Case, Negotiations, and Settlement Documents2010
South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association, Annual SeminarPresenter, Handling the Case Involving a Medicare Beneficiary2010
PanelPanelist, Marsh Roundtable on the MMSEA and Medicare Secondary Payer Act2010
Oklahoma Association of Defense Cousel Mid-Year CLEPresenter, Handling the Case Involving a Medicare Beneficiary: Nuts and Bolts, Case Resolution, Negotiation and Settlement2010
OADC WebinarPresenter, Handling the Case Involving the Medicare Beneficiary: Nuts and Bolts, Case Resolution, Negotiation and Settlement2010
Kansas Health Care Stabilization FundPresenter, Handling the Case Involving the Medicare Beneficiary: Nuts and Bolts, Resolving the Case, Negotiations and Settlement Documents2010
DRI, Nursing Home SeminarThe Medicare Secondary Payer Act and CMS Reporting Obligations2010
DRI WebscastPresenter, Settling Personal Injury Claims Involving Medicare Beneficiaries: Tips and Tools for the Defense2010
DRI Mid-Region MeetingPresenter, Medicare Secondary Payer & Case Settlement Considerations: What the Defense Lawyer Needs to Know2010
Seattle, WAPresenter, Collecting Medical Records in WA and OR2009
Portland, ORPresenter and Author, Current issue in Compliance: Stark Ill and Beyond2009
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel 31st Annual ConferencePresenter, What is All This Talk About the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act?2009
DRI WebcastModerator, MMSEA Section 111 Reporting: Are You Ready?2009
Seattle, WAPresenter, Pre-Trial Pleadings2008
Seattle, WAPresenter, Strategies for Work/Life Balance2007
Law SeminarResponding to Subpoenas and Subpoenas Duces Tecum2007
HIPAA SeminarHIPAA: Traps in Everyday Clinical Practice2007
Turning the CornerWhat is all this Talk About Mold?, Mold and its impact on Real Estate2003
Washington State Bar AssociationModerator, Medical Experts2002
Defense Research Institute, Product Liability ConferencePresenter, You're Outta Here! Federal Preemption in Products Cases2001
Defense Research Institute Annual MeetingModerator, Women's Mentoring Breakfast: Advantages for Client Development and Trial Practice2000