Theresa Rambosek Joins Stoel Rives’ Seattle Health Care Team

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SEATTLE — Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 law firm, announced today that Theresa J. Rambosek joined the firm’s Seattle office as Of Counsel in the Health Care practice group. Stoel Rives’ Health Care practice provides legal services across the full spectrum of health care and health plan law, including regulatory compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, in addition to corporate, tax, labor and employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, real estate and litigation.

“Terri’s extensive health system experience and deep knowledge of the complex and ever-changing regulatory health care environment will enhance our team’s capabilities and provide important first-hand insight into an organization’s operational needs and strategic goals,” said Anthony R. Miles, co-chair of Stoel Rives’ Health Care practice. “She is a welcome addition to our team who brings exceptional skills in key areas of our practice, including corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, outside general counsel services, compliance matters, M&A, strategic affiliations and provider contracting and payer-provider alignment strategies such as value-based purchasing.”

A prominent Seattle attorney, Rambosek joins Stoel from CommonSpirit Health (formerly Catholic Health Initiatives), where she was Vice President and General Counsel for its Northwest Division covering Washington and Oregon. In this role, she provided legal counsel for a large and complex health care system that includes urban and rural hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, an ACO, numerous strategic partnerships. She has over 30 years of experience advising non-profit and for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems, physician practices and medical groups, insurers, IPAs and other clients regarding transactions, Stark and anti-kickback laws, governance, certificate of need requirements, reimbursement issues, medical staff affairs, tax-exemption, and other matters. Prior to CommonSpirit Health, she was Senior Attorney at Bennett Bigalow & Leedom and Corporate Counsel at PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit health care system with medical centers, critical access hospitals and medical clinics located in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

“The breadth and depth of Stoel’s exceptional healthcare practice provides me with the opportunity to apply my experience to a wide range of legal matters for organizations across the industry,” said Rambosek. “As a former client, I can attest to the strength of Stoel’s team and look forward to working collaboratively with the firm’s highly skilled, solution-oriented attorneys and gain from their perspectives and experience. I am also eager to mentor young lawyers of diverse backgrounds and support the next generation of attorneys.”

Active in the Washington health care community, Rambosek is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for Project Access Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit committed to improving access to specialty health care for low-income and uninsured patients. She is a member of American Health Lawyers Association and Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys and received her J.D. from Gozanga University School of Law.

“Our firm represents health care providers, managed care entities, insurers, group health plans and vendors of all sizes and levels of complexity,” said Kelly Knivila, co-chair of Stoel Rives’ Health Care practice. “Terri’s expansive experience and deep roots in Seattle’s health care community give her a comprehensive understanding of the industry and broad practice capabilities that will benefit our clients in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain West and beyond.”

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