Ozair M. Shariff

Ozair Shariff is an Associate in the firm's Louisville office where he is a member of the Health Care Service Group. Ozair's practice is devoted to a wide range of issues affecting health care providers and business owners. He focuses on regulatory, compliance, privacy and data security, physician contracting, antitrust, and general transactional and corporate matters. He has appeared on behalf of health care clients in numerous administrative and court proceedings. In addition to assisting health care entities, Ozair is experienced in providing practical advice and counsel to small business owners and entrepreneurs on a wide range of business matters. Ozair was named to Lawyers of Color magazine's Hot List 2014, Louisville Business First’s "20 People to Know in Health Care" list in 2015 and "Forty Under 40" in 2016 and was recognized as a New Voice in Philanthropy by The Voice-Tribune in 2017.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

The False Claim Name Game: Yates, Escobar, and Brand

2018 Kentucky Health Law Institute, September 14, 2018

Residents in Business

faculty panel, University of Louisville School of Medicine, May 15-17, 2018

The Business of Health Care: Antitrust and Health Care Transactions

lecturer, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, PHMS 635: Health Law and Ethics, Spring 2018

Employment Contracting Seminar

Kentucky Medical Association, Louisville, Ky., January 27, 2018

Nurse Practitioner Contracting

presenter, Kentucky Christian University, July 26, 2017

Transactional Law 101 CLE: Ethics for Transactional Lawyers

presenter, Louisville Bar Association, June 29, 2017

Residents in Business

faculty panel, University of Louisville School of Medicine, May 15-16, 2017

1964-1971: A Boxer Exiled for His Convictions

panelist, Henry D. Ormsby III Series on Muhammad Ali, The Filson Historical Society, November 14, 2016

Residents in Business

faculty panel, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Greater Louisville Medical Society, May 24-26, 2016

Speed Museum Turns to a Spreadsheet to Increase Diversity

by Ted Loos, The New York Times, March 15, 2016

Data Breach Prevention and Response

Southern Indiana Society for Human Resources Management, June 9, 2015

Residents in Business

faculty panel, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Greater Louisville Medical Society, May 13, 2015

The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform: Recent Updates for Employers

co-presenter, WorkOne Southern Indiana, May 29, 2014

Residents in Business

faculty panelist, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Greater Louisville Medical Society, May 20, 2014

Contract Management: On Your Terms or Mine?

presenter, Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives Annual Conference, April 16, 2014

Essential Tools for Success in New and Growing Businesses: Laying the Foundation

panelist, Stites & Harbison Thirsty Thursday networking event, January 23, 2014

Affordable Care Act Forum: How will the ACA Affect your Business?

panelist, One Southern Indiana, July 24, 2013

Residents in Business: Physician Contracting Issues

co-presenter, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Greater Louisville Medical Society, June 7-9, 2013

Physician Employment Contracting Symposium

co-presenter, Kentucky Medical Association, November 3, 2012

Turning up the heat on HIPAA compliance: What to expect from increase enforcement and Office for Civil Rights audits

co-author, Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs, November 2012

Summary of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Another Delay for the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

October 1 - Deadline for employer notification of Health Insurance Exchange

Stolen laptop leads to $1.5 million HIPAA settlement

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Diversity Committee, Member

Louisville Office Recruiting Committee, Member

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Health Law Section (Co-Chair 2017-18)
American Health Lawyers Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Community Involvement

Focus Louisville, 2017 Graduate

The Speed Art Museum, Board of Trustees (Co-Chair, Patron Circle; Board of Governors, 2015-16)

Muhammad Ali Center, Executive Committee and Board Member (Chair, Collections Committee)

Louisville Islamic Center at River Road, Board of Directors, 2018-present (Secretary); 2013-16 (past Treasurer and Secretary)

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, Board Member

Falls of the Ohio Foundation Community Leadership Council, Member

Indiana University Alumni Association Executive Council, Member at Large

Kentucky Squash Racquets Association, Board Member and Vice-President (2012-15)

Pendennis Club, Secretary (present); Director (2015-present)

  • Urdu
  • Arabic
More Than Stites & Harbison

Ozair joined Stites & Harbison in 2012 after participating in the firm's summer associate program in 2010 and 2011. While in law school, he was an associate instructor in the university's School of Education where he taught a course on the legal issues facing school teachers, in addition to conducting research on the same subject. Before he began his legal studies, Ozair was a Teach For America corps member in St. Louis where he taught literature to high school students.

Ozair is enthusiastic about tennis and squash, both of which he enjoys playing competitively. When he's not at work, Ozair enjoys cuisine, the performing and fine arts, and traveling. Louisville's burgeoning food scene has kept him busy lately.


The Voice-Tribune, New Voices in Philanthropy, 2017

Louisville Business First, "Forty Under 40," 2016 honoree

Louisville Business First, "20 People to Know in Health Care," 2015

Lawyers of Color magazine, Hot List 2014

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2018 Kentucky Health Law Institute

Date: 9/13/18 - 9/14/18

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY40511

Presented by UK Law Continuing Legal Education in partnership with the Kentucky Bar Association Health Law Section and Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys

K. Kelly White Bryant, Ozair M. Shariff, and Sarah Cronan Spurlock July 30, 2018

Telehealth reform: Coverage expansion, reimbursement criteria will improve access to care

Technology advancements have had a significant impact on the way healthcare is delivered, particularly to patients in rural areas and to those with restricted access to medical care.

by Ozair M. Shariff and Sarah Cronan Spurlock June 29, 2018
Press Releases

Ozair Shariff recognized as One of the New Voices in Philanthropy by The Voice-Tribune

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Voice-Tribune, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville, recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ozair Shariff in the inaugural class of New Voices in Philanthropy 2017. Shariff was among the five...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 13, 2017
Press Releases

Ozair Shariff elected to Speed Art Museum's Board of Trustees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Speed Art Museum recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ozair Shariff to serve on its Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Prior to his election as a trustee he served on...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 07, 2016
Press Releases

Louisville Business First names Ozair Shariff to 2016 Forty Under 40

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Louisville Business First recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ozair Shariff to the 2016 Forty Under 40 list. A panel of four past Forty Under 40 honorees selected the 40 winners from the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 26, 2016
Client Alerts

Governor Proposes New State Medicaid Program Through Waiver

On June 22, 2016, Governor Matt Bevin introduced Kentucky HEALTH, a new comprehensive health care program designed to transform the Commonwealth’s existing Medicaid program. Governor Bevin announced that Kentucky HEALTH, or “Helping to Engage and...
by Jameson M. Seiffert and Ozair M. Shariff June 29, 2016
Client Alerts

Summary of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act

On June 25, 2015 the United States Supreme Court announced its much anticipated decision to uphold the legality of health insurance subsidies for individuals participating in both federal and state-run insurance exchanges. In a...
by Ozair M. Shariff June 26, 2015

6th Circuit Joins Majority of Circuits by Taking Narrow View of FCA Public Disclosure Bar

During February of this year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals joined the majority of circuits and held that the disclosure of information to the government during an audit or investigation does not constitute a “public disclosure” and subsequently does not create a jurisdictional bar to a qui tam action under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”).

by Ozair M. Shariff April 15, 2015
Press Releases

Vonda Kirby and Ozair Shariff named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Lawyers of Color magazine has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Vonda Kirby and Ozair Shariff to the second annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys excelling in the legal...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 04, 2014
Press Releases

Oz Shariff appointed to Muhammad Ali Center board

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Muhammad Ali Center recently appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Oz Shariff to its board. He will serve a term of three years. Based in the Louisville, Ky., office of Stites &...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 14, 2014
Client Alerts

Another Delay for the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations that again change the Employer Shared Responsibility, or employer mandate, provisions regarding employee health coverage...
by Ozair M. Shariff February 17, 2014
Client Alerts

October 1 - Deadline for employer notification of Health Insurance Exchange

By October 1, 2013, employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should provide a written notice to their employees that describes certain elements of the Health Insurance Exchanges expected to go into...
by Ozair M. Shariff September 16, 2013
Client Alerts

Companies breathe a sigh of relief following delay of Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, July 2, the Treasury Department announced that it will postpone implementing a key provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring large employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer them health insurance...
by Ozair M. Shariff July 08, 2013
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison welcomes six new attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, announced today the addition of six new associates to the firm. Five of the six attorneys were added to the Louisville, Ky., office; one was added to the Lexington...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 15, 2012
Client Alerts

Stolen laptop leads to $1.5 million HIPAA settlement

Failure to take necessary steps to comply with the Health Insurance Portability Act (“HIPAA”) Security Rule has recently led to a Massachusetts based provider’s $1.5 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and...
by Ozair M. Shariff and Sarah Cronan Spurlock September 26, 2012