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William Pitsenberger

William Pitsenberger

Newbery Ungerer & Hickert
  • Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Health Care Law
  • Kansas
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Health Care Law
Additional Practice Area
  • ERISA and Employee Benefits
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Newbery Ungerer & Hickert
- Current
Upon retiring after 30 years as General Counsel and subsequently Senior Vice-President at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, I joined with my friends a Newbery Ungerer & Hickert in an of counsel role. In addition to my own practice in business and corporate law and health care law, I assist their commercial, estate, tax, and trust specialization in areas of constitutional law, administrative law, and employee benefits law, including ERISA issues.
Adjunct Professor, Health Law and Policy
Washburn University School of Law
- Current
I've been honored and excited to teach Health Law and Policy for more than five years. The course is a comprehensive survey of both legal and policy issues in the health care environment regarding financing reform, ERISA, antitrust, HIPAA, malpractice, bioethics, licensure of health care providers, and other subjects.
Senior Vice-President, General Counsel & Secretary
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
As general counsel for the largest health insurer in Kansas, I led a legal team that addressed antitrust challenges, corporate restructuring, tax issues, employment and employee benefit concerns, corporate governance, ERISA, legislative relations and lobbying, administrative law issues, contract development, and a myriad of other legal matters. During the last five years of my service, not only the legal department but also the Information Technology Division and Medicare administration reported to me, and throughout my tenure I served as corporate secretary and counsel to subsidiary life insurance companies and health maintenance organizations.
University of Kansas
M.A | English
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Washburn University School of Law
J.D | Law
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University of Kansas
B.A | English
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Professional Associations
Kansas State Bar
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Articles & Publications
’Sez Who?’: State Constitutional Concerns with External Review Laws and the Resulting Conundrum Posed by Rush Prudential HMO v. Moran
University of Connecticut Insurance Law Journal
Limited Provider Panels: Their Promise and Problems in an Individual Health Insurance Market
1 Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law 67
The Pool of Bethesda: Equity, Political Problems and Reinsurance Solutions in Mandated Individual Health Insurance
11 Quinnipiac Health Law Journal 145
"An Apparently Irrational Distinction": A Suggestion For Using Equal Protection Arguments to Overcome Conflicts in ERISA Preemption
32 Journal of Health 307
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Contact & Map
2231 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66614
Telephone: (785) 228-4304
Telephone: (785) 228-4304