Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek Adds Zabawa to Business & Commercial Litigation Department

MADISON, Wis. October 25, 2007 –Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced today that it has expanded the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice in Madison with the addition of Attorney Barbara J. Zabawa.


Zabawa’s practice is focused on health care and insurance litigation. She has represented providers and insurers in both civil and criminal cases; providers and organizations in front of various licensing boards; and provided compliance guidance to health care entities relating to HIPPA, fraud and abuse, tax-exempt requirements, record retention and reimbursement requirements.


“We’re very excited to have Barbara join WHD. She brings a great deal of experience and knowledge as it relates to the health care and insurance industries,” said Ann M. Maher, vice president of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s Litigation Department. “Her expertise in these industries will not only be an added benefit to the firm but also to the firm’s health care, insurance and litigation clients.”


Zabawa said she’s looking forward to building out the health law litigation practice in Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s Madison office.


“I was attracted to WHD because it is known in the legal community as a very innovative firm. I’m happy to be able to call the exceptional attorneys here my colleagues,” Zabawa said. “I look forward to being a part of the WHD team and continuing to advance our clients’ interests.”


Zabawa is a Wisconsin native. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association; American College of Healthcare Executives; and the American Bar Association.


She earned her law degree in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; a master’s degree in public health in 1996 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and a bachelor’s of art’s degree in English in 1993 from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.


For more than 60 years, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has played a leading role in shaping the political, economic and legal landscapes in Wisconsin—guiding its clients to successful outcomes. The firm, with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Manitowoc, has more than 140 attorneys and paralegals practicing more than 40 areas of law.