Christine Burke Worthen Joins Broad and Cassel Fort Lauderdale


Christine Burke Worthen

The Florida-based law firm of Broad and Cassel continues to add experienced attorneys to its growing Health Law Practice Group. Most recently, Christine Burke Worthen joined the Fort Lauderdale office as Of Counsel in the firm?s statewide Health Law Practice Group to meet the expanding needs of health care providers scrambling to adjust to health care reform.

?Adding Christine, who has such impressive experience in health law matters related to today?s changing landscape, is quite a coup for us,? said Gabriel Imperato, managing partner of the firm?s Fort Lauderdale office.

?She has a deep understanding of CMS and the intricacies of ACOs and other clinically integrated models emerging in today?s marketplace,? echoes Mike Segal, chair of the Firm?s Health Care Practice Group. ?Her background will further strengthen our already strong statewide health law team.?

Christine Burke Worthen rejoins the South Florida community from Maine, where she most recently served as Assistant General Counsel to Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, a fully integrated healthcare delivery system with more than 8,000 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue. Eastern Maine operates one of the 32 Pioneer ACOs, the most sophisticated ACOs in the country.  Christine has provided valuable counsel for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, in the wake of healthcare reform and its transformation to value-based reimbursement. Christine actually began her career in Boston and has been practicing for more than 15 years.  In addition to her general hospital and ACO expertise, she has provided counsel on sophisticated tax issues and ERISA/employee benefit matters. She is a Boston University graduate, cum laude, and received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law, Boston and her L.L.M in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Broad and Cassel has built one of the most experienced and diversified Health Law Groups in the Southeastern United States. The firm has more lawyers certified in Health Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education than any other firm, and has been given the highest rank by Chambers USA: A Guide to America?s Leading Business Lawyers, a highly regarded legal guide. Several of the firm?s health lawyers are certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in Health Care Compliance and are Certified Dispute Resolvers with the American Health Lawyers Association. Broad and Cassel?s health lawyers are widely published and frequently make presentations at leading educational programs throughout the country.

The Health Law team is hosting its third annual Health Forum, ?Clinical Integration, ACOs and the Future of Health Care Delivery,? on October 4, 2013 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla.  Executives from The Advisory Board Company, Florida Blue, Memorial Health Network and Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization are among the speakers. To register, go to or contact Elizabeth Levine at or 407-839-4229.

Broad and Cassel established its Fort Lauderdale office in 1987. The firm?s Fort Lauderdale attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Health Law and Litigation, Appellate and Constitutional Law, White Collar Defense and Compliance, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate and Securities. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in nine offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at

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