No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
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.
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.
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.
Brownstein Attorneys Selected to 2019 Colorado Super Lawyers List
Brownstein Attorneys Selected to Colorado Super Lawyers List
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
Service of ProcessSpeaker, Service of Process, Health Law Program, Colorado Bar Association, January 16, 2019
New Colorado Data Privacy Law: How it Affects Colorado DentistsAuthor, Journal of the Colorado Dental Association, Summer 2018
What To Know About New Colo. Data Privacy Law
Co-author, Law360, June 14, 2018
Sweeping New Colorado Data Privacy Law Impacts Health Care Industry Co-author, American Health Lawyers Association, June 5, 2018
Sweeping New Colorado Data Privacy Law Impacts Health Care IndustryBrownstein Client Alert, June 1, 2018
Colorado Court of Appeals Issues Needed Guidance on Physician Non-Compete AgreementsBrownstein Client Alert, March 15, 2018
Clarity For Cos. Facing Wage Claims In Colo. And BeyondCo-author, Law360, March 14, 2018
Recent Increase in Internet Tax Freedom Act Class Action Lawsuits Calls for Defensive StrategiesBrownstein Client Alert, March 12, 2018
Colorado Supreme Court Clarifies Only Two- or Three-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to Colorado Wage Claim Act ClaimsBrownstein Client Alert, March 6, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in HospitalsCo-author, Law Week Colorado, February 12, 2018
Tips for Ensuring Your Organization Is HIPAA Compliant Amid Increased Enforcement ActivityCo-author, Brownstein Client Alert, May 11, 2017
Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018-2019)
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