Jennifer has delivered practical legal and business advice to healthcare clients in a variety of matters, such as structuring transactions and contractual relationships in compliance with fraud and abuse laws and corporate practice of medicine laws; reviewing and negotiating product supply agreements; conducting compliance reviews and assessments; providing operational counsel to hospital systems, accountable care organizations, and healthcare companies; drafting and reviewing HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures, security risk assessments, and training for covered entities and business associates; representing covered entities and organizations before state and federal agencies and licensing boards; representing healthcare providers in connection with False Claims Act investigations; and the formation, certification, and operation of a non-profit health organization (formerly known as a 5.01(a)'s).
Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Jennifer managed the implementation of electronic medical record software for hospitals and outpatient clinics, including a large health system with more than 20 specialties. She worked closely with providers and staff to ensure the software supported their workflows and documentation needs.
Jennifer is a member of the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section and the American Health Lawyers Association.
EducationJ.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013, valedictorian; summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; SMU Law Review Association, Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Associate Managing Editor;
B.A., Duke University, 2008, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Significant AccomplishmentsRepresented non-profit health system in the acquisition of certain hospitals, an NPHO, and ASCs, including conducting health care regulatory due diligence review and advising on compliance risks associated with physician arrangements, vendor and services agreements, licensure and accreditation, and patient confidentiality practices.
Reviewed and negotiated product supply agreements for medical device manufacturer.
Represented large physician group in structuring, negotiating, and implementation of joint venture with Texas health system.
Represented investors and operators in the formation and certification of non-profit health organizations (formerly known as "5.01(a) organizations").
Provided operational counsel to an investor entity and accountable care organization having over 350 independent physicians, including compliance with applicable ACO waivers.
Review, revise, and draft HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures and conduct HIPAA training for business associates and covered entities.
Represented wellness company, management company, health systems, physician groups, and other healthcare providers in investigations of potential breaches and analyses of disclosure obligations under HIPAA and state privacy laws.
Regularly provide regulatory and compliance advice regarding federal and state laws and regulations for hospital systems, individual providers, physician groups, pharmacies, laboratories, and other healthcare organizations.
Conduct internal investigations and compliance reviews and assessments for health care clients.
Regularly represent providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.
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