Aaron E. Haslam Joins Frost Brown Todd

Former Executive Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio added to firm’s Cincinnati office

May 27, 2014

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce that Aaron E. Haslam, former Executive Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio, has joined the firm’s Cincinnati office. Bringing deep-seated experience with local and state government, Haslam will be practicing in the areas of government services and health law. He also joins CivicPoint LLC, FBT’s new government relations subsidiary, as a vice president.

Haslam is a registered lobbyist in Ohio and joins forces with the principals in CivicPoint to provide lobbying, government relations, and public affairs services to clients throughout the Midwest. His practice will build upon his broad experience representing governmental entities - including drafting, negotiating, and resolving contract disputes, performing risk analysis, and educating clients on a wide range of legal matters.

During his tenure as Executive Director of the State Medical Board, Haslam was responsible for a $9 million budget and for re-organizing the Board and its 82 employees. In this role, and as general counsel for a county hospital, he provided advice on a wide variety of issues, including legal and regulatory compliance, such as HIPPA and Stark laws and Anti-Kickback statutes designed to protect patients and federal health care programs from fraud and abuse by inhibiting the influence of money in healthcare decisions.

In February 2011, Haslam started working for Attorney General Mike DeWine as a Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Prescription Drug Abuse & Diversion Initiative, leading the crackdown on prescription drug abuse and diversion in Ohio. His work involved clearing out “pill mills” and physicians who were over-prescribing or wrongfully prescribing painkillers. As a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) in both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, he has prosecuted complex crimes involving healthcare professionals in federal courtrooms throughout the state.

Haslam has also served as county prosecutor and village solicitor, representing county, township and municipal governments in administrative, civil, federal and state litigation cases. He has handled civil rights and discrimination claims, claims against law enforcement officers and agencies, and tort claims.  He is a 2001 graduate of Wright State University and obtained his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2004.