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Patricia J. Marley
Counsel
Pittsburgh Office
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T 412.227.3119   •   marley@deforestlawfirm.com
Pat has a strong background in corporate and business law as well as extensive health law and administrative experience.

Pat's background in corporate and business law includes complex business transactions involving for-profit and non-profit entities; financing transactions including tax exempt and commercial lending arrangements; real estate transactions including leases, sales, purchases, and construction agreements; governance matters concerning formation of business entities, shareholder agreements, director responsibilities, codes of conduct, conflicts of interest policies, and compliance plans; intellectual property matters concerning licensing agreements, trademark registrations, material transfer agreements, collaborative research and development agreements, and nondisclosure agreements; regulatory compliance involving the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud and abuse, import and export regulations, and information privacy and security; and general counsel matters including operational policies and procedures and personal service and employment agreements.

Before law school, Pat served as an assistant administrator at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now UPMC Mercy). Following graduation from law school in 1984, she joined Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation where she provided legal advice to business and nonprofit clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial, finance, and regulatory matters and was promoted to shareholder. In 1995 she was named the first in-house counsel for Magee-Womens Hospital and its related entities and continued in that role after Magee's merger with UPMC in 1999. In 2004 she was named Vice President of Professional Services for Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and took on additional administrative responsibility for medical staff affairs, risk management, compliance and ethics. Pat also served as counsel for the Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation from its founding 1990 and its evolution as an independent research organization in 1999.