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Thomas W. Greeson

Reed Smith LLP
Falls Church

Title: Partner
Other specialties: Practice focuses on representation of diagnostic radiology groups and other providers of diagnostic imaging services across the country, with clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Hometown: Dalton, Ga.
Education: University of Georgia, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration; Chicago-Kent College of Law, law degree with honors
Spouse: Catherine S. Read
Children: “My daughter, Emma Greeson, is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, San Diego; and my son, Matthew Greeson, is a recent U.Va. Law School grad and a second-year associate in the D.C. offices of the law firm of Vinson & Elkins.”
Pastimes: Politics and volunteering with nonprofits. He is a member and past-chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Health Law Section Council.
First job as lawyer: General counsel for the American College of Radiology
Fan of: “Proud University of Georgia football fan. Go Dawgs!”
Recently read book: “The Price of Justice” by Lawrence Leamer 
Career mentors: “Dr. Edward Meeker, U.Ga. economics professor. I served as Ted’s teaching assistant for two years while in graduate school getting an MBA.  Paul Gebhard, a truly great health-care and association lawyer, who represented numerous national medical specialty societies in the course of his stellar career. Both are deceased and both are missed.”

Can you describe your practice?
“I focus on the regulatory issues confronting diagnostic radiologists and imaging suppliers.  The regulatory framework promulgated by CMS for the provision and payment of diagnostic imaging services is complex and ever changing.  I represent my clients not only in respect to regulatory compliance, but also with their ventures and their various contractual arrangements.  I write for and speak frequently to groups in the imaging space on regulatory developments.”

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