Emma Pelkey


Emma Pelkey JD ’09 has joined the new Portland office of Epstein Becker Green. Pelkey counsels clients on issues related to behavioral health, patient care, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, consent for treatment, workplace violence, risk management, barriers to discharge, and provider operations. She is frequently called upon to advise on state and federal regulatory compliance issues, review and develop policies and procedures, provide training and education, and assist with investigations, surveys, and monitoring visits. Pelkey has developed a reputation for helping community hospitals and providers advocate on behalf of their patients to receive meaningful treatment in appropriate long-term settings and assisting hospitals in their work to improve access to behavioral health services. In addition to her behavioral health work, Pelkey leverages her extensive litigation experience to advise clients on managing risk and ensuring compliance.