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Dara N. Keller

Dara Keller has experience providing counsel on regulatory compliance and litigation matters for healthcare industry clients. She regularly represents and advises healthcare entities and providers on a variety of issues, including medical malpractice, professional board and licensure actions, medical and mental health laws, rules, and policies.

She routinely helps clients navigate all phases of state and federal regulatory and compliance issues, including the Affordable Care Act, Stark law, Anti-Kickback, and Medicare and Medicaid compliance, enforcement and appeals, and HIPAA privacy and security issues, and telehealth.

As a member of both the Litigation and Healthcare Group, her experience includes:

  • Advising and representing professional clients, entities, and employers in litigation before State and Federal courts
  • Representing professional clients and entities before Colorado licensing Boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank, and administrative hearings
  • Formation of corporate healthcare entities and creation of business and patient documentation, including providing regulatory guidance for structuring merger of large orthopedic group in Colorado
  • Representing and advising medical providers and practices in Medicare enrollment, compliance, and in response to enforcement actions, including successfully overturning a three-year ban and revocation of Medicare privileges
  • Representing and advising medical professionals in professional licensing and credentialing matters

In addition to her healthcare practice, Dara acts as associate general counsel for Colorado Physician Health Program.

Prior to joining Messner Reeves, Dara served as an attorney with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), where she practiced commercial and intellectual property litigation with USITC Administrative Law Judges before entering private practice in Colorado.

Outside of the office, Dara enjoys hiking with her husband and dog in the foothills of Colorado.

Title: Associate
Admitted to Practice:  Colorado, 2013; Massachusetts, 2009 (inactive)
Practice Groups: Litigation, Healthcare
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