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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney Thomas Shorter Appointed Labor & Employment Chair at American Health Lawyers Association

May 27, 2010

Madison, Wisconsin (May 27, 2010). Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that shareholder Thomas N. Shorter has been appointed Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Shorter's one-year term will begin on June 26.

An active member of the American Health Lawyers Association for eight years, Shorter served as the practice group's Vice Chair from 2007-2010. Appointed by the Association's Board of Directors, Shorter will focus on developing educational materials and events for members about labor and employment law in the health care industry.

Shorter is a member of Godfrey & Kahn's Labor & Employment and Health Care Practice Groups in the Madison office. He represents clients across the health care industry, including physicians' groups and hospitals, research institutions and health care related organizations, as well as other businesses. Shorter provides counsel in health care, corporate, labor and employment and regulatory matters such as Medicare compliance, the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and many others. Shorter earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Northeastern University.

The American Health Lawyers Association is a national legal education organization with more than 10,000 members. Comprised of 16 practice groups, the Association's mission is to function as an information exchange to help its professional members across the health industry better serve their clients. Through its non-partisan position, the Association serves to educate the general public on selected health care legal issues.

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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