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University of Colorado Denver Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Sharon Caulfield, JD

Sharon Caulfield joined Caplan and Earnest LLC in 1993, where she continues to practice law as chair of the Health Law Section. She has been rated “AV Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell law directory since 1992 and has been selected annually since 2007 as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Health Care Law. She also has been listed most years as a Colorado health care "SuperLawyer”® since the initiation of the peer reviewed list in 5280 Magazine, and is a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Association. Her practice focus is on healthcare organizational compliance, transactions, employment, and litigation.

Ms. Caulfield currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Haiti Project, Inc., an organization founded in 1988 and focused on community development, education and health care in the region of Petit trou de Nippes, Haiti. She has been a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities since 1993, and serves biannually on the adjunct faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law, teaching courses in bioethics and health law. She is an ex oficio member of the board of Leading Age Colorado and serves on the National Legal Committee of Leading Age. She is Vice Chair of the ABA health law section’s Task Force on Long Term Care, and is the Vice Chancellor for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.

Ms. Caulfield has served on many community governing boards in prior years, including as President of the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder and as director of such groups as the University of Colorado Foundation, the Colorado Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Frasier Meadows Retirement Community. She was chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Health Law Section for 1995-1996, and has been a member of the American Health Lawyers Association since 1984. In 1994-1995 and 1999-2000, Ms. Caulfield served on the Colorado Insurance Commissioner’s task forces on financial and operating standards for provider networks.

She also served for five years as a Girl Scout leader for teen scouts. Before joining Caplan and Earnest LLC in 1993, Ms. Caulfield spent over a decade in the practice of health law and litigation at a major Denver law firm. She is married to research geologist and climber Ned Andrews, and together they have two adult children.

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