Breaking News: Knicole Emanuel and Team Move to the National Law Firm of Gordon & Rees!!

April 2015 has turned into a month of change for my family and me.

I am so excited to announce that as of today, I am a partner at Gordon & Rees.  Robert Shaw will be joining as a senior counsel and Todd Yoho, our paralegal, will also be joining.  So “Team Medicaid” is staying together!! Both Robert and Todd are integral parts of this team.

Yes, I will remain in Raleigh.  Yes, I will still maintain this blog!

I did not take this decision lightly.  I enjoyed every second of my time at Williams Mullen.  The attorneys over at WM are top-notch and will be greatly missed.

However, Gordon & Rees (GR) provides us with a national platform, as it is the 89th largest firm in the country!!!!!

GR has 600+ lawyers in 21 different states!! This national platform will enable us to grow our practice across the country.  We (GR) do not have an office in New Mexico yet…

In this type of practice, my clients are health care providers that provide health care to our most needy population.  Every time that we “win” for our clients, we are allowing that client/health care provider to continue to accept Medicare/caid and to continue to serve their patients.  Now we will have the opportunity to help health care providers all over the country!!! This is such an amazing opportunity, and I feel so blessed.

And it doesn’t stop there!

Concurrent with my transition to GR, my family has purchased a new house!!! We close on April 10th and the movers are coming April 11th.  It is almost 5 acres with a four-stall barn and a lighted round ring for evening riding.  For those who know me, my family and I have wanted a small horse farm for years.  We are so excited! Although, between you and me, I may be taking away my husband’s debit card soon.  He believes that prior to our move, we need to have a tractor, a golf cart, hay, fencing, a donkey, and multiple other farming paraphernalia.  I disagree.

Oh, and we cannot forget the trial in New Mexico fast approaching…and another trial 2 weeks afterward.  This is just how I like it! I love my family, and I love my job!

So, Happy Easter, everyone!!!

My new email is:

kemanuel@gordonrees.com

The appearance of my blog may change in the near future…but the content will not.  I will continue to blog on the ongoing plights of those health care providers who choose to accept Medicaid/care, the Goliaths who stand in their way, the laws and regulations surrounding this esoteric, but so important topic, and the impact of public health on our tax dollars!

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolige.

About kemanuel

Medicare and Medicaid Regulatory Compliance Litigator

Posted on April 6, 2015, in Access to Care, Denials of Medicaid Services, DHHS, Division of Medical Assistance, Doctors, Freedom of Choice of Provider, Health Care Providers and Services, Legal Remedies for Medicaid Providers, Medicaid, Medicaid Advocate, Medicaid Attorney, Medicaid Audits, Medicaid Providers, Medicaid Recipients, Medicaid Services, Medicare, Medicare Attorney, Medicare Audits, NC, New Mexico, North Carolina, Provider Medicaid Contracts, Regulatory Audits and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Congratulations Knicole!

  2. Best of luck! You are doing great work. I have appreciated your help.

  3. Knicole. Congratulations on your new position and home. Paul

  4. Chickens. You must have chickens!
    Donkeys are the best.. Enjoy these farm days with your kids, they are priceless.
    And.. Congratulations!!
    Jean Andersen

  5. Congrats and thanks for all you do!

  6. Congratulations Knicole and you NEED an office in New Mexico! WE NEED you to have an office in New Mexico 🙂 About the family farm, goats are great companions for horses, so perhaps a goat will be added to the country estate?? Again, Congrats

  7. Geoffrey Zeger

    Kudos! Keep up the good work!

  8. Frances Chavez MD

    I appreciate your help as well as Robert Shaw. Thank you, Dr. Frances Chavez

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