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M. Elizabeth Crum

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803.799.9800 Main
803.933.1484 Direct Fax
803.753.3278 Main Fax
lcrum@mcnair.net
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Columbia, SC Office
1221 Main Street
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201
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Vicki Hardin
vhardin@mcnair.net
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Overview

M. Elizabeth (Liz) Crum practices extensively in the areas of health care and government procurement. She has significant experience in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, federal and state regulatory areas of health care, including: Certificate of Need, health care facility and professional licensure and certification, Stark and Anti-kickback and HIPAA matters. For the last several years, Liz has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers® in the health care area. In 2014, Liz was included in South Carolina Super Lawyers®, 2014 Top 25, Health Care.

In the state and local government procurement, Liz regularly represents private and public clients in matters dealing the state Consolidated Procurement Code and assists local government in conducting procurements, including drafting local procurement policies. Liz also practices before the South Carolina appellate courts.

Liz is a member of the South Carolina and American Bars and the American Health Lawyers Association. She has served previously as Chair of the SC Bar Convention and of the Health Law Committee. She serves as a member of the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, serving as its Vice Chair.

Prior to coming with McNair, Liz served as an Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina in the Special Litigation Section and as Staff Counsel and Director of Research for the South Carolina House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, also representing the House in its litigation matters.

Liz has previously served as: chairman of the Richland County Election and Voter Registration Board; President of the South Carolina Woman Lawyer's Association ("SCWLA"); chairman of the Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee; a member of the State Board of Architectural Examiners. Liz received the Athena Award from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 1992, which recognized her efforts to encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in business and the professions. In 2013, SCWLA presented Liz with the Jean Galloway Bissell Award given to a person for his/her distinguished and noteworthy service to the public and the legal profession; achievement of professional excellence; and participation in activities that have paved the way to success for women lawyers on the national, state or local level.

  • Assisted major healthcare providers reach alliance between Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Health Care System of South Carolina, including securing the first Certificate of Public Advantage granted in South Carolina and obtaining a dismissal of the appeal of the COPA from the South Carolina Administrative Law Court.
  • Handled early whistle blower case involving private right of action under EMTALA
  • Defended provider and settled recoupment efforts by SC Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  • Settled multi-million dollar procurement contract dispute with SC Dept. of Health and Human Services.
  • Brought original jurisdiction declaratory judgment action in the SC Supreme Court involving statutory construction of jurisdictional matters in 2006 revisions to the South Carolina Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Defended storm water permits, 401 water quality certifications and low level radioactive permit amendments in the administrative law courts and appeals to SC Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
  • Defended health care provider in multi-million dollar state procurement award of a contract for Medicaid utilization review for SC Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Represented provider in defending a multi-million dollar procurement award of a contract for electronic benefit transfer, electronic funds transfer for SC Dept. of Social Services.


Current

  • Member, South Carolina Bar, 5th Circuit of the House of Delegates
  • Member, South Carolina Bar, Bar Convention Committee
  • Member, South Carolina Bar, Administrative and Regulatory Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, South Carolina Judicial Council
  • Member, Administrative Law Court Rules Committee
  • Member, Supreme Court Task Force on Public Access to Court Records
  • Member, University of South Carolina Development Foundation (SCAARLA) Board of Directors


Former

  • President, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, Fifth Judicial Circuit
  • Graduate, Leadership South Carolina ,1995 (Board of Regents) 
  • Chairman, Richland County Election and Voter Registration Board 
  • Member, South Carolina Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees 
  • Chairman, Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
  • Member, South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Director of Research, Staff Counsel, South Carolina House of Representatives Judicial Committee
  • Chair, SC Bar Convention, Health Law Committee
  • Member, Columbia Downtown Business Development Association Board of Directors
     
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America© (2009-2018)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law - Columbia (2017)
  • Named, Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly (2015-2016)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*
  • Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers®, Health Care (2011-2017)
    • "Top 25" (2014)
  • Recipient, Jean Galloway Bissell Award (2013)
  • Recipient, Leadership in Law Award, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2012)
  • Graduate, Leadership South Carolina (1995)
  • Recipient, Athena Award, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce (1992)
  • Named, Outstanding Young Women of America (1978)

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • October 3, 2012
    Smith v. S. C. State Election Commission

    Federal Court
    Smith v. S. C. State Election Commission, 901 F. Supp. 2d 639 (October 3, 2012)

  • 2004
    Doug Fotia vs. Palmetto Behavioral Health

    Federal Court
    Doug Fotia vs. Palmetto Behavioral Health, 317 F.Supp.2d 638 (D.S.C. 2004) (EMTALA whistleblower)

  • 1990
    South Carolina Health and Human Services Finance Commission v. Louis W. Sullivan

    Federal Court
    South Carolina Health and Human Services Finance Commission v. Louis W. Sullivan    915 F.2d 129 (1990) (appealing disallowance by the DGAB of Medicaid funding claimed by State)

  • 2012
    Florence County Democratic Party v. Florence County Republican Party

    Florence County Democratic Party v. Florence County Republican Party, 727 S.E.2d 418 (S.C. 2012)

  • 2012
    Anderson v. South Carolina State Election Comm’n

    Anderson v. South Carolina State Election Comm’n, 397 S.C. 551, 725 S.E.2d 704 (2012)

  • 2012
    Murphy v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control and School Dist. 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

    Murphy v. SC Dept of Health and Env’t Control and School Dist. 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, 396 S.C. 633, 723 S.E.2d 191 (2012)

  • 2008
    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control

    MRI at Belfair, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control, 379 S.C. 1, 664 S.E. 2d 471, S.C. (2008) 

  • 2007
    Chem-Nuclear Systems, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control

    Chem-Nuclear Systems, LLC v. SC Dept. of Health and Env't Control—374 S.C. 201, 648 S.E.2d 601 (2007)(original jurisdiction)

  • 2007
    Davis v. Richland County Council

    Davis v. Richland County Council, 372 SC 497, 642 S.C.2d 740 (2007)

  • 2002
    McClanahan v. Richland County Council

    McClanahan v. Richland County Council, 350 SC 433, 567 S.E.2d 240 (2002)

  • 1990
    Charleston Television v. SC Budget and Control Board

    Charleston Television v. SC Budget and Control Board, 301 SC 468, 392 S.E.2d 671 (1990)

  • 1987
    Tall Tower, Inc. v. South Carolina Procurement Review Panel

    Tall Tower, Inc. v. South Carolina Procurement Review Panel, 294 S.C. 225, 363 S.E. 2d 683 (1987)

  • 1984
    County Council of Sumter County, SC v. US

    Federal Court
    County Council of Sumter County, SC v. US, 596 F.Supp. 35, (D.D.C.1984)

  • 2011
    In Re: Protest of Logisticare Solutions, LLC; Appeal of Logisticare Solutions, LLC

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Protest of Logisticare Solutions, LLC; Appeal of Logisticare Solutions, LLC, SCPD 2011-1 (S.C.Procure.Rev.Panel), 2011 WL 7068066

  • 2008
    In Re: Protest of CollegeSource, Inc., Appeal of CollegeSource, Inc.

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Protest of CollegeSource, Inc., Appeal of CollegeSource, Inc., SCPD 2008-4, 2009 WL 153438

  • 2007
    In re: Appeal of Medical Review of North Carolina d/b/a The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In re: Appeal of Medical Review of North Carolina d/b/a The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, Case No. 2007-2 (April 2, 2007) 

  • 2002
    In Re: Petition for Administrative Review GTECH Corporation v. South Carolina Education Lottery

    South Carolina Procurement Review Panel
    In Re: Petition for Administrative Review GTECH Corporation v. South Carolina Education Lottery, 2002 WL 31955063