Rhonda B. Schechter
Rhonda is an attorney in the Health Law and Corporate/Business practice groups at Frost Brown Todd LLC. She assists clients, particularly those in the health care industry, with a range of business issues including mergers and acquisitions, vendor and physician contracts, and compliance with Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation and other regulatory schemes. She has broad-based experience advising clients on hospice care, medical residency programs, and meaningful use of electronic health records.
Rhonda received her J.D. in 2009, graduating first in her class (summa cum laude) from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Northern Kentucky Law Review and as a justice of the Moot Court Board. Prior to receiving her J.D., she taught college language courses and worked with various international businesses as an administrator and consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Studies and French from Earlham College and a Master of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from Indiana University. Rhonda is fluent in French, conversational in Mandarin Chinese and also speaks some Japanese.
Rhonda is a graduate of the “Boardway Bound” program offered by ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund) to train individuals to serve as board members for local arts organizations. She served on the board of Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute and currently serves on the board of directors of The Children’s Law Center, an organization based in Covington, KY that works to protect and enhance the legal rights of children.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Dean's Scholarship, Ernest Karam Book Award (twice), Rebecca Bloom Bettman Award (twice), John G. Tomlin Torts Award, John J. O'Hara Award, Grosse Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist, 6 CALI Excellence Awards (highest grade in class) and National Telecommunications Competition.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Ohio Women's Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Chase College of Law, Junior Attorney Roundtable
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- ArtsWave (fka Fine Arts Fund), "Boardway Bound" program graduate
- Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, past board member
- The Children's Law Center, board of directors, Program & Litigation committee member
- Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, Programs committee
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Author: "Negotiating Pharmacy Vendor Agreements on Behalf of SNFs: Why Contention Often Centers on Drugs for Dual-Eligible Residents," published in the May, 2016 issue of "PALS Advisor," a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association Post-Acute and Long Term Services Practice Group.
Co-Author: "Ohio Peer Review, Telemedicine, and Hospital Admissions Bills Effective May 20, 2014," Hamilton County Law Library News, May 2014.
Co-Author: "Physicians, Physician Practice Groups and Rulemaking Under PPACA" (co-author) in Health Care Rulemaking Guide:Administrative Rules Implementing the New Health Care Laws by Thomson Reuters, 2011-2012.
"Preventing Pillage and Promoting Politics: The Dual Goals of the 2009 US-China Bilateral Agreement to Restrict Imports of Chinese Cultural Property," December 2009 issue of Art Antiquity and Law.