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    • Robert Wax Awarded 2007 Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

Robert Wax Awarded 2007 Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

St. Luke's Robert Wax Awarded PA Rising Star Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

Robert L. Wax, Vice President of Administration and Associate General Counsel of St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, has been selected as a 2007 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition for the third year in a row. According to the magazine, Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania up-and-coming lawyers.

Wax, with expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and technology is an integral part of St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network's legal team, according to Seymour Traub, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Network.

“I was extremely proud of Robby for his Rising Star designation the first year he was so honored and am just as proud to know his abilities, skill and talent have been recognized for the third consecutive year,” says Traub. “St. Luke's is fortunate to have someone with a passion for both health care and the law. He is an outstanding asset to the organization and strives to reach positive outcomes for both St. Luke's and the Network' partnering organizations in all he does.”

Wax is responsible for representing the health care network in connection with physician practice acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and sales, divestitures of subsidiaries, structuring joint ventures and multi-party investment arrangements. He is also responsible for affiliation agreements, employment agreements, and supply and purchase agreements. Wax provides general advice concerning employment law matters, commercial litigation, intellectual property issues and healthcare statutes and regulations, including the Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, EMTALA and HPAA.

Prior to his position at St. Luke's, he was a senior associate in the business department of Dechert LLP in Philadelphia. He was a member of the corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology and private equity practice groups and handled general corporate and securities matters, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and mezzanine financing arrangements, as well as the formation of various business entities.

Wax graduated with distinction from Goizueta Business School of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, earning a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. He graduated summa cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree from The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. After completing his undergraduate education, Wax was employed as a broker's assistant prospector for Bear Stearns Companies in Atlanta, GA, and upon completing his law degree, worked as a judicial intern and judicial law clerk for two district judges in Philadelphia. He currently resides in Allentown with his family.

To find Rising Stars, the publishers of Super Lawyers and Law & Politics send ballots to the most recent group of Super Lawyers: the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state. Rising Star lawyers are chosen based on a general survey as well as extensive independent credentials research, a blue ribbon panel review process, a final review and check of good standing by the research department. All selected attorneys must be 40 years old or younger, or in practice 10 years or less.