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Husch Blackwell Adds Former Massachusetts Department of Public Health General Counsel Rebecca Rodman

Rodman brings decades of experience and deepens firm's national healthcare practice.

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Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Rebecca Rodman has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Boston office. Rodman has more than two decades of experience in consulting with healthcare providers on mission-critical areas of healthcare law and operations, including regulatory compliance, internal investigations, public and legislative affairs, and litigation.

Rodman joins the firm after serving as General Counsel with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), where she served as the agency’s lead attorney and provided guidance and legal oversight for a staff of nearly 50 legal professionals, the Commissioner’s office, 10 state bureaus, 21 boards of professional registration, and four public health hospitals.

“We are thrilled that Rebecca has chosen Husch Blackwell to continue her legal career,” Boston Office Managing Partner Bob Blaisdell said. “She has first-chair experience advising state oversight agencies, which will benefit our clients greatly as they navigate Massachusetts’ complex healthcare regulatory scheme.”

Rodman will advise clients on an array of state and federal regulatory matters, including but not limited to hospital, ambulatory surgery, and nursing home Determination of Need and licensure matters, as well as collaborate with healthcare clients to develop plans and projects that work within the regulatory boundaries while allowing them to grow their systems and services.

While at DPH, Rodman was one of the lead attorneys ensuring that hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health care facilities were able to stay open and treat patients and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also instrumental in helping Massachusetts expand access to NARCAN® naloxone a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses. Prior to DPH, Rodman was a hearings officer for the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and assistant general counsel of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She also served as a law clerk at the Appeals Court of Massachusetts to the Hon. Benjamin Kaplan.

“I have worked with Andy Levine, Crystal Bloom, and other members of Husch Blackwell in Boston over the years and have always been impressed with their intelligence, integrity and willingness to be collaborative,” Rodman said. “I wasn’t planning on leaving DPH, but Husch Blackwell is the only firm I would have gone to. I look forward to the next chapter of my career in private practice.”


Robert K. Blaisdell

Office Managing Partner

Rebecca Rodman

Senior Counsel