Class Action Litigation Lawyer New Jersey & New York - Barbara G. Quackenbos, Attorney at Law
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Barbara G. Quackenbos - Attorney at Law
New Jersey & New York Lawyer - Barbara G. Quackenbos, Attorney at Law - Class Action Litigation
Practice Areas: Class Actions, Healthcare, Erisa Litigation
Barbara G. Quackenbos
is a shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
on the Class Action Litigation Team.
She has experience in a broad range of health care issues
including reimbursement claims by major health care providers against state and federal agencies; managed care issues; fraud and abuse; contractual relations among providers and third parties; antitrust issues; and other administrative and regulatory matters.
In addition, she
has litigated cutting-edge issues in several prominent national class actions against the largest health insurance payors, including United Healthcare
, Oxford and Health Net
The class action against Health Net spanned almost seven years.
In late 2007, Health Net accepted a settlement that requires it to pay out over time more than $200 million.
From 1998 until July of 2007, Barbara worked at Sills Cummis, Epstein & Gross, P.C. in Newark.
In addition to healthcare regulatory issues, her
primary work involved litigation against health insurance companies.
Specifically, she was one of the lead counsel in federal cases against United Healthcare (in NY) and against Health Net, CIGNA and others (in NJ) challenging the manner in which out of network reimbursement was paid to their subscribers in commercial plans nationally.
After clerking for a year in federal court (Southern District of New York), Ms. Quackenbos
prosecuted law reform litigation on behalf of senior citizens at the Legal Aid Society
, Civil Division, in Brooklyn, NY.
She also spent four years at Rosenman & Colin LLP in Manhattan representing large hospitals (including Health & Hospitals Corporation) and hospital associations on a wide array of matters.
researched and drafted pleadings involving hundreds of millions of dollars in reimbursement to hospital providers and hospital associations.
worked on many briefs involving ERISA, hospital reimbursement, bad debt and charity care and the Eleventh Amendment.