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McNees Attorney Julia Coelho Honored as One of Central Pa’s ‘Forty Under 40’

July 6, 2017
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HARRISBURG – McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Julia P. Coelho was selected as one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 Forty Under 40 award recipients.

She will be honored Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in a ceremony at the Hilton Harrisburg.

The Forty Under 40 program celebrates the region’s most accomplished young business leaders who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service. Coelho was one of six attorneys selected as a Forty Under 40 award recipient.

“Julia’s dedication to the delivery of quality legal services to the firm’s clients is exemplary,” David M. Kleppinger, Chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick, said. “I am proud to call her a colleague and to have her talent recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal.”

Coelho is a member at McNees and practices in the Corporate & Tax, and Healthcare practice groups. Her healthcare practice is focused on counseling hospital and health system providers, long-term care facilities, professional trade associations, physician groups and other healthcare organizations on various types of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic affiliations, reorganizations, and joint ventures.

She also provides advice to clients on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and general contractual matters.

As part of her regulatory compliance practice, Coelho routinely advises clients on fraud and abuse issues, including compliance with Stark and Anti-Kickback laws.

Before joining McNees, Coelho worked as a law clerk at Highmark, Inc., where she focused on numerous areas of healthcare and insurance law.

Coelho grew up in Brazil until permanently moving to the United States in 2003. While in Brazil, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law and successfully undertook the Brazilian Bar Exam. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Coelho received her J.D. from the Widener University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.