Mullis, Anna-Liisa

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Gale T. Miller, Colorado Court of Appeals

Anna-Liisa Mullis brings her strong healthcare law skillset to her litigation practice at Brownstein. Drawing on her background representing healthcare organizations and professionals in a variety of litigation matters before trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitration, Anna-Liisa strategizes with clients in resolving complex disputes. Anna-Liisa’s work has included both defending and prosecuting a multitude of complex matters, including disputes involving hospital-provider contracting, hospital-vendor contracting, hospital-physician joint ventures, and physician-owned entities, as well as antitrust disputes in the healthcare sector. She routinely prepares cases through trial, taking the lead on managing discovery, dispositive motions, and developing trial strategy. She is adept at analyzing and resolving the unique litigation challenges which result from the extensive regulation of the healthcare industry. Apart from litigation, Anna-Liisa also works closely with clients on analyzing and advising on a wide variety of fraud and abuse, patient privacy, data, and innovation matters.

Apart from her work in the health care sector, Anna-Liisa is a seasoned commercial litigator adept at applying her experience across industries.  Her experience assisting clients in resolving complex commercial disputes runs from employment law, particularly wage and hour defense, to oil and gas and other natural resources law.

Anna-Liisa has devoted considerable time to pro bono work, including working on both of the cases brought in an effort to increase K-12 school funding in Colorado, Lobato v. State and Dwyer v. State, and serving as second chair on a civil rights case which culminated in a three-day trial in federal district court. Anna-Liisa has also contributed a significant amount of pro bono time to counseling non-profits with regard to a variety of HIPAA matters.

Previous Experience

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Gale T. Miller, Colorado Court of Appeals

Representative Matters
  • Performed comprehensive HIPAA Security Rule risk analysis of a Colorado medical practice and developed recommendations for enhancement of the client’s HIPAA security practices.

  • Obtained a full victory on behalf of a hospital after a trial on a claim against a hospital related to billing for a self-pay surgical procedure.

  • Obtained complete dismissal of a complex lawsuit against a health care management services organization alleging tort and Colorado Consumer Protection Act claims based on alleged violations of Colorado’s coordination of benefits laws and regulations.

  • Successfully represented physician practice and physician owners of practice in a lawsuit by former physician employee alleging a variety of contract and tort claims arising from the former physician employee’s employment with the practice.

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of majority owner of an ambulatory surgery center against members of physician owner group on claims relating to buy-outs of the physicians by the physician owner group.

  • Briefed and argued case on behalf of the estate of a deceased physician before the Colorado Court of Appeals involving the application of evidence rules to an informed consent claim.

News & Events
Community

Board Member, CHOICE Education Foundation

Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee Education Task Force

Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association Health Law Section

Board Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee

Board Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2011, Order of the Coif, University of Colorado Law School
  • B.S., 2005, with distinction, University of Colorado
Admissions
  • Colorado
Recognition

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018-2019)

Up and Coming Lawyer, Law Week Colorado (2016)

Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review (2010-2011)

Membership

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Women’s Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association 

Colorado Bar Association, Health Law Section Executive Council, Member-At-Large