Emmy S. van den Ban

Special Counsel

  • Emmy S. van den Ban
  • Phone: +1 207 262 5448

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 High Street, Suite 2400
    Boston, MA 02110-1724

Bangor Address:
88 Hammond Street, Suite 500
Bangor, ME 04401-4915

Emmy S. van den Ban represents providers, including hospitals, physicians and physician practices, in complex federal and state regulatory matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, compliance with balance billing laws and health center designation. She actively participated in the Maine Hospital Association HIPAA workgroup that identified critical compliance areas for Maine providers through analysis of the impact of the HIPAA privacy standards on Maine laws. Ms. van den Ban also has significant experience with private payor reimbursement, including managed care contracting, federal and state laws compliance and dispute resolution. Her experience includes the representation of several pathology groups in a number of class actions against insurers over disputes involving payment for clinical pathology services.

Ms. van den Ban is a 1995 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law (LL.M., health law), a 1992 graduate of Howard University School of Law (J.D.), and a 1988 graduate of Rijks Universiteit Utrecht (LL.M., business and socio-economic law).

Representative Matters

  • Represents physicians, emergency department doctors, pathologists, and other healthcare professionals with respect to payors aggressively seeking to recoup payments made to the health care providers.

  • Represented network of health care providers in arbitration with payor in dispute over payment for health services rendered. Obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement.

  • Represented ED physicians against payors with respect to downcoding and failing to pay for emergency medical services rendered to the payor’s members.


  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine


  • St. Louis University School of Law, LL.M., Health Law, 1995
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, LL.M., Business and Socio-Economic Law, 1988


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2017-present
    - Associate, 1999-2017
  • Kozak, Gayer & Brodek, P.A., Bangor, Maine
    - Associate, 1998-1999
  • Sole Practitioner, Laurel, Maryland, 1996-1998
  • Senior Citizens Law Center, Pensacola, Florida
    - Associate, 1995-1996
  • Health Law Clinic, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    - Clinical Staff, 1995
  • Office of Hearings and Appeals, Creve Coeur, Missouri
    - Judicial Extern, Honorable Joseph J. Simeone, 1995
  • Boesebeck, Barz & Partner, Frankfurt, Germany
    -Legal Assistant, 1993

Professional Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Penobscot County Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Mountain Bike Group Ride and Skills Clinic Facilitator, Penobscot Region NEMBA, 2013-present
  • Co-Chair, Carrabassett Back Country Cycle Challenge, a mountain bike endurance race to raise money for Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine, 2010-2011
  • President, Maine Mountain Bike Association, 2009-2010
  • Co-Chair, Campus Crusher, a mountain bike cross-country race to raise money for Jeff Peet Scholarship Fund, 2007-2008
  • Mentor, Jump Start Program, YMCA, Bangor, Maine, 1999
  • Alzheimer's Association Northwest Florida, Chapter
    - Services Committee, 1996
    - Member, 1995-1996
  • Volunteer Ombudsman, DC Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 1996
  • Volunteer Attorney, DC Legal Counsel for the Elderly, 1996-1997
  • Volunteer Attorney, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, District Legal Counsel, Largo, Florida, 1994
  • Volunteer Legal Assistant, U.S. Army Legal Center, Hanau, Germany, 1993-1994

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements