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AUGUST 19, 2013 – David W. Gee, a lawyer with over two decades of experience advising clinical and molecular diagnostic laboratories across the nation, has joined the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a partner in the Seattle office.

Gee comes to the firm from Garvey Schubert Barer, where, in addition to clinical laboratories, he represented other health care providers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and physician practices, as well as health care management companies, private equity firms, and other investors.

Gee brings both a legal and business perspective to his practice, having served as an in-house attorney and executive officer of Unilab Corporation, a publicly traded company that was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2003 for over $1 billion. Unilab was the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory testing services in California.

"We are thrilled to have David join our team," said Rick Ellingsen, chair of the health law practice at DWT. "Few industries are evolving as fast as health care, and David’s combination of in-depth legal knowledge and practical business skills will help our clients stay ahead in this changing world."

"DWT’s leadership and depth in the health care field is something I’ve long admired," said Gee. "I look forward to having the support of DWT’s national health law platform to enhance and expand my practice, and the benefits of DWT’s wide-ranging health law experience and capability to assist my clients in successfully delivering new and exciting diagnostic tests, and adapting to rapidly changing health care delivery and payment models."

Gee provides legal guidance on a broad spectrum of subjects, including regulatory compliance, business operations and transactions, corporate governance, data privacy and security, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, managed care, employment, quality assurance, and the development and management of hospital laboratory outreach programs.

He received a B.A. in economics, and a J.D. magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Gee is admitted to practice in both California and Washington, where he is president-elect of the board of directors of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys.

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