Stephen C. Bush
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Steve Bush joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 2004, and focuses on health care, general business and corporate law, and assisting Oregon wineries, vineyards and distilleries with business formation, regulatory matters and transactions. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, he was recognized as a "Rising Star" in Oregon health care law by Law & Politics magazine. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bush was a product liability and business litigator in Los Angeles.
In his health care practice, Mr. Bush advises physician groups and allied health providers in corporate and regulatory matters, including fraud and abuse, medical staffing issues, HIPAA, Stark and anti-kickback laws, physician contracting and employment, antitrust law and health care transactions. In 2009, Mr. Bush formed and certified a patient safety organization serving anesthesiology practices around the country, and he continues to advise clients on patient safety and peer review issues.
Mr. Bush serves as Adjunct Faculty at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. He has given MCLE seminars to the Oregon State Bar and attorney groups on HIPAA and on attorneys' obligations as mandatory reporters of child abuse. He frequently speaks on HIPAA/records law, the Patient Safety Act, medical/legal ethics and general health care law at Oregon Health & Science University and throughout the Northwest medical community.
Mr. Bush also works with new and established distilleries, wineries, vineyards, custom-crush facilities, as well as with other industry service providers in the Pacific Northwest. He has assisted clients with alternating proprietor and custom-crush arrangements, labeling/trademark issues, complex transactions, licensing and land use matters, and business disputes. Mr. Bush advises clients in the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon and the Columbia Valley and regularly speaks at industry seminars and events.
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Bush is a member of the Oregon, California, and Washington State Bars and is a Fellow of the 2008 Oregon State Bar Leadership College. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Antitrust, Health Law and Business Law Sections of the Oregon State Bar. At the Oregon State Bar, Mr. Bush serves on the MCLE Committee and formerly served on the Executive Committee of the OSB Health Law Section.
In the civic arena, Mr. Bush serves on the Resource Development Board at CARES Northwest. He also contributes pro bono attorney time to various projects with the Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, the Portland Workforce Alliance and Essential Health Clinic.
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
California State Courts
Washington State Courts
United States District Court, Western District of Washington
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
University of Southern California, Gould Law School, Juris Doctor degree (2001)
University of Southern California, School of International Relations, Master of Arts degree (2001)
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, cum laude (1997)
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Formation of the Physician-Patient Relationship: The Oregon Court of Appeals Clarifies, but Questions Remain, December 3, 2009
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The Wave of the Future: Non-Traditional Financing Strategies for Health Care Provider Growth, June 3, 2009
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Emerging Best Practices For Defending Punitive Damages Claims, October 30, 2007
Oregon Wine Lovers Toast New Law, October 1, 2007