EBG Advisors Expands Health Care, Adds Employment Capabilities: Sam Nussbaum, M.D., and Xan Raskin Further Build EBG Advisors’ Platform

February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC (February 8, 2016) – Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that its affiliate consultancy EBG Advisors, Inc., has grown and strategically expanded its capabilities to include resources devoted to health care and employment, labor, and workforce management issues. Sam Nussbaum, M.D., a highly regarded physician and health care executive, and Xan Raskin, an experienced human resources (HR) and risk management professional, add further depth to the EBG Advisors platform.

Dr. Nussbaum, who served at WellPoint/Anthem for 15 years as Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy, and Chief Medical Officer, has joined EBG Advisors as Strategic Consultant. He brings deep knowledge across the spectrum of health care, having previously served as Executive Vice President of BJC HealthCare, the large academic and community health system in St. Louis. Dr. Nussbaum has extensive experience in population health, care management, data analytics, provider contracting, and medical and pharmacy policy and purchasing. Earlier, as a professor and clinical leader at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, he led basic science research, drug discovery, clinical studies, teaching, and patient care.

Dr. Nussbaum’s work has placed him at the center of health care transformation. At BJC, he was involved in building affiliated health plans. At WellPoint/Anthem, he was a principal architect of provider partnerships and deployed new approaches to value-based payment. These achievements position him to offer strategic guidance as health systems increasingly take responsibility for population health and financial risk, become accountable care organizations and, potentially, migrate to health plan sponsorship or alignment with health insurers. In addition, Dr. Nussbaum is a member of numerous professional organizations and has spoken at national and regional conferences pertaining to his medical research as well as on health care delivery.

“Joining EBG Advisors was a natural for me given the powerful reputation that Epstein Becker Green has in virtually every domain within the health care industry,” said Dr. Nussbaum. “The challenges and opportunities that hospital and health systems, insurers, physicians, and consumers are facing are numerous, but it is an exciting time as health care is undergoing a fundamental transformation. I look forward to sharing my skills and knowledge with Epstein Becker Green’s remarkable clients.”

Xan Raskin joins EBG Advisors as its very first Strategic Consultant to provide services for Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management clients. Ms. Raskin has devoted her career to solving workplace issues. She and her team provide strategic HR consulting support to companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries. Ms. Raskin has partnered with executive leadership on embedding culture and human capital goals for a competitive advantage; handled sensitive workplace investigations; created recommendations for HR administration; designed and implemented effective employment engagement, assessment, and development processes; and provided interactive, skill-building training and coaching for employees, managers, and HR professionals.

Previously, Ms. Raskin gained extensive HR and risk management skills by working more than 10 years at global Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she served as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. As principal legal advisor for all HR functions, she was pivotal in building companywide competency models, performance management and progressive disciplinary systems, training programs on discrimination prevention and diversity, layoff programs, HR due diligence and integration for mergers and acquisitions, an ombudsman function, and a centralized employee relations investigations group. Ms. Raskin earned her J.D. from Georgetown, is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and has completed a Mediation Intensive Training Program, conducted by the Center for Understanding in Conflict.

“Whether clients want to pursue an opportunity in the health care industry or face a sensitive labor or employment issue that calls for services such as an internal investigation, additional HR training, executive coaching, etc., we encourage them to tap into the EBG Advisors strategic resource,” said Bob Atlas, President of EBG Advisors, Inc. “Sam and Xan, who are both well known in their specialties, deeply understand the dynamics of their industries and will bring invaluable talents.”

“The exceptional experience and industry leadership that Sam and Xan bring to EBG Advisors align beautifully with our strategic focus and further position Epstein Becker Green as a leader in providing multidisciplinary solutions to all of our clients, whether they face health care or workplace issues,” said Mark E. Lutes, Chair of Epstein Becker Green and a member of EBG Advisors’ Board of Directors. “We are proud of the value that EBG Advisors has delivered to clients to date. Now, with even more robust capabilities and a network that includes some 180 consultants, we’ve moved to the next level in the service of client advancement.”

“Crafting solutions to complicated HR problems with the ultimate goal of creating a productive and successful workforce is my passion,” said Ms. Raskin. “The chance to work in tandem with EBG Advisors on behalf of Epstein Becker Green clients was an exciting opportunity that allows me to provide a range of strategic human resources and employee relations services that complements traditional legal advice and counsel.”

About EBG Advisors, Inc.
EBG Advisors is a national strategy and management consultancy that serves leading organizations on health care and employment matters. With a far-reaching network of skilled professionals, EBG Advisors is capable of supporting client innovations from ideation to full implementation. We further aid transactions, operational improvement, compliance, and data security to promote the growth and sustainability of businesses. EBG Advisors consultants often collaborate with Epstein Becker Green attorneys on engagements that require a multidisciplinary approach spanning strategic, policy, regulatory, governance, clinical, and economic topics. www.ebgadvisors.com

About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com

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