Michelle A. Allan is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of Gordon & Rees and is a member of the Medicare Compliance practice group. She focuses on Medicare issues that arise in the resolution of workers’ compensation, longshore, Jones Act, and general liability claims. Ms. Allan has been instrumental in successfully settling tens of thousands of cases nationwide involving Medicare Secondary Payer issues. Her work includes preparing Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements and having the same approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ms. Allan makes recommendations on how best to consider and protect Medicare’s interests while also balancing her clients’ interests in claims not requiring Medicare approval. In addition, Ms. Allan negotiates Medicare conditional payments and has saved her clients millions of dollars in conditional payment reimbursements. Ms. Allan is a recognized national presenter on Medicare Secondary Payer issues, and frequently lectures on the topic of Medicare compliance to insurance carriers, self-insured businesses, third-party administrators, law firms, and other professional organizations. Ms. Allan is also a 2011 inductee to The Legal Intelligencer’s prestigious class of Lawyers on the Fast Track. While attending law school, Ms. Allan served as an extern for the United States Magistrate Judge Ila Jeanne Sensenich in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Allan worked s a journalist, reporting daily news for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.