Focusing on complex business litigation, Steve Barham represents health care groups, medical revenue cycle management companies, and consumer lending and leasing entities across the U.S. on a range of disputes. Physician and medical groups turn to Steve for counsel on Medicare audit appeals, private insurance appeals, billing, and provider agreement disputes with private insurance companies or with state licensing boards. Equally experienced in the financial arena, Steve is well equipped to advise banks, credit unions, and other lenders. He handles matters involving creditors' rights claims in both the commercial and consumer settings, bankruptcy, litigation, and arbitrations related to federal laws such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Debt Collections Protection Act (FDCPA). He assists clients with preference action defense and objections to bankruptcy claims and plans.
Steve also assists with general litigation, as well as defends class actions and products liability cases in which plaintiffs have claimed injuries, such as physical impairment, brain injuries, and death. No matter the situation, clients and peers can count on Steve to remain calm and act in a friendly, fair, and respectful manner to all involved parties while still advocating zealously for his clients’ positions.
Steve knows his clients must vie with the continued growth in government oversight, especially in the health care and lending industries. He keeps up with the evolving regulatory landscape, makes informed predictions on where things are heading, and works to gain a seat at the table when those statutes and regulations are considered. He evaluates potential harms for his clients and minimizes the risks they pose by adjusting the organization’s policies and procedures.
In addition to serving external clients, Steve serves Chambliss as general counsel, advising on various standards, ethics, and professional responsibilities.