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Spencer Fane Bolsters Health Care Group with Addition of Santiago in Denver

February 24, 2022

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce June Santiago has joined the Health Care Practice Group as a partner in the firm’s Denver office.

Santiago brings a unique blend of private practice and in-house legal experience to her work. She most recently served as a senior compliance director for an international health care system, specifically with the largest kidney care provider accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She led the successful execution of several key areas of the day-to-day compliance program with a full team responsible for reviewing and assessing Anti-Kickback Statute and other compliance risks associated with referral source agreements while also handling day-to-day compliance matters in conjunction with senior leadership on federal and state fraud and abuse laws, Medicare requirements and reimbursement, and other legal issues.

Previously, Santiago formed and led her own law firm, which handled hundreds of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, focusing on provider joint ventures that helped clients grow their businesses in a compliant fashion. She also handled complex Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance audits of health care entities and augmented clients’ legal capacity and skill set by advising on and overseeing growth strategies, contracting and operational legal issues.

“June’s experience gives her a unique perspective on legal issues for health care clients,” said Ron Fano, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Denver. “She truly understands the business and can identify and mitigate regulatory risks in an efficient and timely manner which will be most beneficial for our clients. June’s experience and talents will make her a true asset to our clients and the firm overall.”

Santiago completed her undergraduate studies at University of Florida and earned her Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School.