David R. Buntain

Leaders in Law endorses David Buntain as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Nebraska, USA. If you wish to get in touch with David please use the contact information provided above.

David’s practice includes advising clients about employment matters and employment litigation of all types, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA and similar laws; Wage and Hour Act and wage payment claims; and wrongful termination, breach of contract and non-compete covenants. He also represents health care providers on regulatory compliance and legislative matters, serves as counsel to public boards and agencies, and represents litigants in state and federal court in business litigation and commercial disputes.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


University of Nebraska, J.D., with high distinction, 1974
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Princeton University, M.P.A., 1972
University of Nebraska, B.A., with distinction, 1970

Other Experience/Achievements

  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment)
  • Named: Best Lawyers’ 2016 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Named: Best Lawyers’ 2012 Employment Law-Management Best Lawyer of the Year for Lincoln
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Labor and Employment)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Employment and Labor; Health Care; Government Relations)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Humanities Nebraska, 2012-2017
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities, 2012-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, 2015-present
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, 1984-2011
  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association Judicial Resources Committee, 2001-2011
  • President, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, 2007-2008
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976-1980
  • Member, Democratic National Committee, 1992-2000
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2010-present
  • President, Nebraskaland Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sheldon Art Association, 2010-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1994
  • President, Leadership Lincoln, Inc., 1987-1988
  • President, Board of Directors, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, 2004-2006
  • Associate Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1973-1975
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Firm Description:

Cline Williams seeks to assist individuals and institutions with their most challenging legal problems. We are a full-service firm with offices across Nebraska in Omaha, Lincoln, and Aurora, and in Fort Collins and Holyoke, Colorado. The professional excellence of the firm’s lawyers has long been recognized by our clients and peers. In the past year, 29 of our lawyers have been included in one or more of the notable “best lawyers” lists published in the United States.


Paul Weidenfeld

Leaders in Law endorses Paul Weidenfeld as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Washington, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Paul please use the contact information provided above.

Paul Weidenfeld is a former Federal Prosecutor and National Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the United States Department of Justice. His litigation resume includes over 50 trials, 25 appellate arguments, and appearances before virtually every court in the US – including the United States Supreme Court where he argued the case of Ankenbrandt v. Richards, 504 US 689 (1992). He has earned numerous awards throughout his legal career including the prestigious Attorney General Award for Fraud Prevention and Nightingale Outstanding Healthcare Litigator and is a frequent speaker and lecturer.


After completing Law School in 1980 and accepted the position of Law Clerk to the United States District Court Judge, Hon. Peter H. Beer upon graduation. After his clerkship, Mr. Weidenfeld began a legal career that focused involved in litigation and trial work in a wide range of practice areas including: criminal defense, personal injury work (both plaintiff and defense), and the representation of government agencies in administrative matters. By the time he became an Assistant United States Attorney in 1994, his litigation resume included 50 trials, 25 appellate arguments, and appearances before virtually every court in the US – including the United States Supreme Court where he made the oral argument the matter of Ankenbrandt v. Richards, 504 US 689 (1992).

As an Assistant United States Attorney, a large number of Mr. Weidenfeld’s litigation cases involved the prosecution of civil and criminal health care fraud but he was also involved in a substantial number of fraud litigation matters involving non-healthcare agencies. These included matters involving the Department of Defense, the Naval and the Defense Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS and DCIS), NASA and the Postal Service (to just a few).

Since leaving the Department of Justice in 2007, Paul’s practice has focused on representing providers and individuals. He is also a frequent speaker and panel participant on health care issues, and he also has extensive training in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation.


JD, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1980
BA, Tulane University, 1974

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court, 1991
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1985
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1980
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1993
Louisiana, all courts, 1980

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association, Health Law Section, ADR Section
American Health Law Association, American Society for Health Risk Management


• Nightingale Outstanding Healthcare Litigator
• Department of Justice Attorney General Award for Fraud Prevention
• Office of Inspector General Cooperative Achievement Award
• National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association, Investigation of the Year
• Office of Inspector General Integrity Award
• Department of Labor Exceptional Contributions Award
• Defense Criminal Investigative Service Recognition of Service
• Defense Contract Audit Agency Recognition of Exceptional Contribution
• FBI Recognition of Outstanding Prosecution
• NASA Office of Inspector General, Outstanding Prosecution
• Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Outstanding Prosecution

Recent Publications:

• Nursing Home Litigation – Failure of Care: United States v. Melville Borne, White Collar Case Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Developing Winning Strategies, Aspatore Books
• Five Things You Should Know about the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009
• Allison Engine: A “less friendly” environment for qui tam plaintiffs – but how much so?
• “Anatomy of a Nursing Home Case”


Alan Zhou

Leaders in Law endorses Alan Zhou as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in China. If you wish to get in touch with Alan please use the contact information provided above.

Alan Zhou’s practice is focused in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, regulatory compliance, and general corporate. Mr. Zhou has a particularly strong background in pharmaceutical and healthcare, and TMT industrial sectors.

Mr. Zhou has represented many multinational corporations, reputable Chinese state owned and private corporations, and private equity/venture capital funds. He has routinely represented such multinational corporations as Sanofi, Schlumberger, Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Aon, Bureau Veritas, Catalent, Terumo, Tosoh, Barclays, Societe Generale Bank, Samsung and SK Telecom. Mr. Zhou has not only worked for reputable Chinese private companies such as Focus Media, VIPShop, Acorn International, Hisoar Pharmaceutical, Tianyuan Biopharm, and GeneScience Pharma, he has also advised PRC state owned companies such as Shanghai Dasheng, Shanghai Industrial and Shanghai Airport Authority. In the area of PE/VC, Mr. Zhou has acted for CBRE Investors, Colony Capital, Navis Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Qiming Ventures, DT Capital, NEA, New Alliance Capital, Warden International, WINS and other international and local PE/VC funds.

Mr. Zhou has been seconded as general counsel for China operations of Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading multinational pharmaceutical company, for more than nine years, and is responsible for various legal matters including general corporate, acquisitions and joint venture formation, compliance and regulatory, intellectual property and corporate restructuring.

Healthcare Law Practice:

Our Pharmaceutical and Healthcare (P&H) practice group is one of the leading advisers in China as this group not only has premium knowledge but also thorough understanding of the practice of P&H industry. We have provided ‘one-stop’ legal services for every area of the P&H industry, including drug R&D, clinical research organizations (CRO), pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, supply producers and distributors, hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as various investment funds in the P&H sector.

Global advises clients on challenging P&H legal issues such as regulatory compliance, structuring transactions and contractual arrangements, realization of pipeline and geographic expansions, capital raising and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, IP protection, licensing and distribution arrangements, settlement of disputes involving adverse effects in clinical trials and medical treatment, etc.

Global also has close links to industrial associations and is involved in making recommendations on industry codes of conduct.

Global Law Office:

The history of Global Law Office dates back to 1984, when it became the first law firm in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) to take an international perspective on its business, fully embracing the outside world.

In today’s global economy, we continue to set the pace as the PRC’s most innovative and progressive law firm. In doing so, we build on the energy and creativity of our highly qualified professionals, most of whom have gained qualifications and hands-on experience in law schools and firms throughout Asia, North America, Europe and Australia.

Our clients are the most important part of our business. We have attracted clients from all parts of the world, working in countless industries and market areas.

Our value is delivered to our international and domestic clients through our deep knowledge and experience across the full range of practice areas and industries affected by Chinese law. As one of the country’s most well-established and respected firms, we can bring our clients the legal and cultural understanding needed for long-term success in the PRC.


Susan Dominick Doughton

Susan Doughton’s practice of law focuses on health care law, including representing hospitals and physician groups. In 2010, she was named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year for health care law in Birmingham (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Susan graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1974, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1977 and served on the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Her professional and civic affiliations include: Alabama Bar Association, American Bar Association (Health Law Section) and Member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Susan has been selected as a “Best Lawyers® in America: “Health Law” from 1983 to the present (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). She is Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell®.


Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Selected, “Best Lawyers in America®: Health Law” 1983-present (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/Wright, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)

Feld Hyde, P.C. and Dominick, Fletcher, Yeilding, Wood & Lloyd, P.A., two of Birmingham’s most experienced and respected law firms, have joined together to create, in the words of Greg Hyde, a co-founder of Feld Hyde, “a depth and breadth of experience in health care law, business transactions, estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate litigation, tax law, and family law that is equal to or greater than most large law firms in Alabama.”

Dominick Fletcher, founded in 1943, concentrated its practice in the areas of charitable organizations, health care, estate planning, probate, business transactions, family law, and commercial real estate, with signifcant growth being experienced in its health care and non-profit practice areas in recent years. With 10 of its 14 lawyers having advanced law degrees (Master of Laws in Taxation), Feld Hyde was referred to by some as a “tax boutique.”

Feld Hyde focused its practice in estate planning, probate, business transactions, asset protection, and tax law for high net worth individuals, families and closely held businesses.


David J. Tecson

Leaders in Law endorses David J. Tecson as our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation Law, Commercial Law and Healthcare Law expert in the USA. If you wish to get in touch with David please use the contact information provided above.

David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to verdict and judgment. His experience includes commercial claims, healthcare, insurance coverage, employment, ERISA, director and officer liability, and class-action litigation.

He is also a former prosecutor for the Illinois Secretary of State. His clients include hospital systems, medical providers, schools, manufacturers, a wide range of business ventures, and international corporations based in Europe and South America. Notable trial work includes David’s successful prosecution of a complex managed care cases, multiple arbitrations on behalf of hospitals, a successful three-week federal jury trial, qui tam litigation, medical staff corrective action hearings, the prosecution and defense of director and officer claims, and international litigation.

He frequently counsels clients on employment issues. When necessary, he litigates employment claims before the U.S. District Court, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and other administrative agencies.

David lectures and writes on various topics arising out of his practice. The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education selected him to co-author (with Ryan Haas) a chapter (Remedies) of the 2018 Practice Handbook on Employment Discrimination.

David worked in Argentina and Brazil prior to starting his practice in Chicago, and he is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

He served as a guest professor in the healthcare section of DePaul University College of Law (2018), as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law teaching a course in healthcare litigation (2016) and as a guest professor at Wheaton College where he taught a course on international dispute resolution and litigation (2013-2015).

David currently serves on Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Chuhak & Tecson

Chuhak & Tecson offers more than just solutions. Since 1987, our experienced lawyers have served our clients not only as counselors but also as valued partners. With Chuhak & Tecson you will find a collaborative team of legal advisers who share a genuine interest in your success—professionals whose entrepreneurial spirit and vision are compatible with your own. All our attorneys are self-starters who maintain a holistic view of your goals, inspiring us to be creative in our solutions and driving us to remain a step ahead in moving your needs forward.

Chuhak & Tecson is built on the values that inspired the firm’s founders over 30 years ago—hard work, honesty and integrity. We position ourselves to attract attorneys with these values. As a team and as individuals, we do what’s right for the people we represent and the communities where we live and serve. Unlike many law firms where layers of bureaucracy impede direct contact with counsel, we connect our clients with experienced lawyers right away. It’s how we show we’re right there with you. This synthesis of experience and accessibility enables us to deliver high-quality service and solutions at a fair price.

Our home in Chicago is an advantage, too, and not just as a venue of Midwest values. Our Loop address places our firm in close proximity to local clients and in a prime central location for clients from across the United States.


William H. Aaronson

William H. Aaronson is co-head of Davis Polk’s global Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, joint ventures and other corporate partnering arrangements, corporate governance matters, shareholder activism and other general corporate matters.


In February 2016, BTI Consulting Group named Mr. Aaronson a BTI Client All-Star in its 2016 annual report, which was based on a recent survey of general counsel.

In October 2007, The New York Times listed Mr. Aaronson, along with several other Davis Polk partners, as one of the leading dealmakers on Wall Street under 40 years of age (“Facebook of Wall Street’s Future,” NYT, Oct. 3, 2007).

Firm Overview:

For more than 165 years, Davis Polk has ranked among the premier law firms with practices that are world class across the board.

Today, with 10 offices strategically located in key business centres and political capitals around the globe, Davis Polk remains one of the small handful of firms that leading companies and financial institutions around the world turn to for counsel on their most significant business and legal matters.

Our professionals collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and geographies to provide our clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative and practical solutions that reflect a deep understanding of the full legal landscape, market practice and our clients’ businesses and objectives.

Our extensive cross-border experience coupled with the diversity of our professionals and our top-flight local law capabilities allow us to bridge business, cultural, language, legal and regulatory differences across jurisdictions.

Tariq Alshatti

Leaders in Law endorses Tariq Alshatti as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Tariq please use the contact information provided above.

Tariq Alshatti is one of the Founders of Al-dostour Law Firm in Kuwait, where his practice focuses on Civil and Commercial Litigation. Previously, he was one of the Lawyers working in Mona Albuluchi Law Firm. He is active with Kuwait Bar Association. Mr. Alshatti has written numerous articles on Civil Rights and Duties and attended several sessions of arbitration. He is a graduate of Kuwait University Law School.

Firm Overview:

Al-dostour Law firm is able to handle everything from small investigations to the most complex litigation. Our trial attorneys are fully experienced in the civil law, family affairs, commercial law and criminal law actions.

Based on our attorney’s in-depth experience in all matters of law, our client can be assured that his law action will be studied, understood and deliberated from different aspects to bring forward a fair and independent trail.

Maged Besht

Leaders in Law endorses Maged Besht as our exclusively recommended Healthcare Law expert in Kuwait. If you wish to get in touch with Maged please use the contact information provided above.

Maged Besht is a Legal Counsel and the Managing Director of MMA Law with about 15 years of experience in the legal field, he spent almost the last ten years working on complicated high value transactions and disputes advising local and international clients about the best methodology to protect their interests

Maged Represented the borrower during the negotiations for facilities agreement related to a project in healthcare sector (project total value KWD 365 Million) and also managed the enforcement procedures of an ICC Arbitration Award with a value exceeds USD 50 Million in addition to managing claims against Kuwait Oil Sector with an approximate value of KWD 50 Million. Furthermore, he negotiated with one of the major international hotels operators to obtain the franchise right regarding a hotel in South Africa.

Maged Besht also advised several international contractors about construction projects related to Kuwait Oil Sector and prepared, reviewed, and managed many claims in this respect.

Firm Overview:

MMA Law was founded to provide fully unique integrated services to our clients and we are keen on working closely on daily basis with our clients through our harmonised professional team which includes highly qualified lawyers, legal counsel, engineers and accountants in addition to the administrative supporting team through adopting the highest industry standards.

MMA Law is one of the approved listed services providers in Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) to represent the foreign investors in acquiring the necessary licenses and approvals to operate directly in Kuwait through the incorporation of fully owned Kuwaiti entity.

In addition to the above, MMA Law participating as a Sponsor in New Kuwait Summit 2019  held on 10th and 11th December 2019 at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the Supreme Council for Planning and Development and The Ministry of Information.