Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Gale T. Miller, Colorado Court of Appeals
Anna-Liisa Mullis is adept at analyzing and resolving the unique litigation challenges that come with working in the health care industry.
Drawing on her background representing health care organizations and professionals in a variety of matters before trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitration, Anna-Liisa strategizes with clients to resolve complex disputes. Her 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, physician-owned entities and provider-payor disputes as well as antitrust disputes in the healthcare sector. Along with her litigation practice, 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. Anna-Liisa is known for her ability to build trust in a heavily regulated space and to grasp complicated concepts specific to the industry.
Apart from her work in the health care sector, Anna-Liisa is a seasoned commercial litigator who is highly skilled 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. Anna-Liisa has also contributed a significant amount of pro bono time to counseling non-profits with regard to a variety of HIPAA and other health care 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.
Board Member, CHOICE Education Foundation
Board Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee
Board Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Board Member, Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
Former Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee Education Task Force
Former Member, Colorado Bar Association Health Law Section
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The Colorado Surprise Medical Billing Law's Arbitration Provisions, ExplainedBrownstein Client Alert, January 21, 2020
Service of ProcessSpeaker, Service of Process, Health Law Program, Colorado Bar Association, January 16, 2019
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Co-author, Law360, June 14, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence in HospitalsCo-author, Law Week Colorado, February 12, 2018
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Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018-2020)
Up and Coming Lawyer, Law Week Colorado (2016)
Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review (2010-2011)
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