“Eyeing the Borders”

The Coral Gables Living Magazine contained an article on Joseph Zumpano.s leadership of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A. The article began with the following observation: Any business school stalwart will tell you that companies traditionally grow in one of two ways: by increasing revenue organically or through mergers and acquisitions. Then, there’s Joseph Zumpano’s way. The article cited ZP&W’s growth and concluded that Mr. Zumpano’s “new globalism” approach had achieved results that can’t be dismissed. The article quoted Mr. Zumpano as describing “new globalism” as being about looking at international commerce in a different way. The article concluded with Mr. Zumpano commenting that .the strategy behind new globalism is to cocounsel with foreign law firms in order to capture commerce between nations rather than to usurp opportunities from others in their native markets.

“International News”

The SunSentinel cited Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A..s opening of its first representative office on the South American continent. Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A.’s office in Sao Paulo, Brazil opened as the firm.s first representative office on that continent. The article states that this opening brings ZP&W.s .tally to 12 offices in nine countries.. The firm now has a second representative office on the South American continent, having opened another representative office in Santiago, Chile.

ZP&W’s L.Desnick and H. Stoessel article published: “Providers Need Screening Policies for Workers, Contractors, Vendors”

The Daily Business Journal today contained an article written by Lori C. Desnick, Esq. and Heather K. Stoessel, Esq., both associates at ZP&W, on the importance of screening in the healthcare field. The article cited recent enforcement activity by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the .OIG.) in imposing penalties against providers that employ or contract with individuals or entities excluded from participation in federal health programs. The OIG has the power to exclude individuals and entities that have engaged in fraud and abuse and other unethical or unlawful behavior from federal health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and CHAMPUS. The article noted that “only California has more federally excluded individuals than Florida, which has 3,498″. The article warned that “every health care provider that receives federal health care funding should have written policies and procedures in place governing the screening of employees, independent contractors and outside vendors.

Joseph Zumpano, Leon Patricios and David Winker were listed in the July 2006 edition of Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite”

Joseph Zumpano and Leon Patricios were listed in the July 2006 edition of Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite”. Joseph Zumpano was listed in the practice area of Health Law and Leon Patricios was listed in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. David Winker was listed in the “Up & Coming Legal Elite” listing.