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Courtney B. Glaser

Courtney B. Glaser

Expertise

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Health Care
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Health Care and Life Sciences

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Profile

Courtney is a business litigator and trusted partner for clients faced with complex commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis in the managed care industry. She prides herself on working to truly understand each client’s unique business challenges and ultimate goals, in addition to overall legal strategy. She counsels clients at all stages of disputes or anticipated issues, whether already in active litigation or in anticipation of contested proceedings. Courtney also has substantial trial and arbitration experience and a proven track record of effectively and aggressively advocating for her clients when pretrial resolution is not possible.

Courtney has over 12 years of litigation experience. While the range of business disputes Courtney has worked on over the years crosses many industries, she has specialized expertise in managed care litigation. On a daily basis, Courtney represents managed care clients—including group insurers, plan administrators, third-party claim administrators and employers—in lawsuits and arbitrations, both as plaintiffs and defendants. She has handled cases involving disputes over medical benefits, claim billing and payment, provider disputes, fraud and countless other health plan-related issues. Courtney is skilled in managing jurisdictional, discovery and standard of review issues unique to ERISA and other healthcare cases.

As part of her managed care practice, Courtney represents her clients in federal and state lawsuits, as well as confidential arbitrations, including disputes surrounding provider agreements, as well as provider overpayment, surprise billing and fraudulent billing schemes. Courtney’s skill at managing complex managed care disputes includes significant experience with claims data management and medical coding and billing issues, as well as privacy issues unique to the health care industry, including HIPAA and other state and federal privacy laws.

Aside from Courtney’s managed care expertise, she has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation, arbitration and counseling matters, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, business torts, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, real estate litigation, deceptive trade practices, products liability, privacy and fraud. In her practice, Courtney is known for her exceptional skills and experience in managing complex litigation and complicated discovery challenges.

Courtney’s experience has been recognized within the industry. She has been named twice to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” (2018-2019) and honored with the “Rising Star” designation six times by Texas Super Lawyers (2014-2019). The National Diversity Counsel and Healthcare Diversity Counsel also named her one of the Top 25 Multicultural Leaders in Healthcare in Houston in 2019.

Representative Experience

Managed Care Experience. Courtney has handled innumerable contested proceedings brought by or against hospitals and other health care facilities and providers; she has extensive experience defending and/or prosecuting all types of claims and causes of action on behalf of managed care clients. Examples of issues and disputes she has handled include but are not limited to:

  • Disputes involving facility-based providers.
  • Disputes involving anesthesia services.
  • Disputes involving pass-through billing schemes.
  • Disputes involving waiver of cost share and out-of-network models.
  • Disputes involving emergency services.
  • Disputes involving prompt payment laws.
  • Disputes involving coverage determinations.
  • Disputes involving bariatric surgeries and related procedures.
  • Disputes involving air ambulance services.
  • Disputes involving vendor networks.
  • Disputes involving medical billing and coding.
  • Disputes involving payment methodologies.
  • Disputes involving coverage and claim processing policies.
  • Disputes involving narrow network arrangements.
  • Disputes involving readmission policies.
  • Disputes involving utilization management issues.
  • Disputes involving continuity of care issues.
  • Disputes involving plastic surgery.
  • Disputes involving balance billing and surprise billing.
  • Disputes involving providers in bankruptcy.
  • Disputes involving freestanding emergency centers.
  • Disputes involving in-office surgical service providers.
  • Disputes involving sequestration.
  • Disputes involving dialysis clinics.
  • Disputes involving high-cost drugs.
  • Disputes involving lab billing.

Other Experience.

  • State court lawsuit representing energy company in multi-million dollar dispute; trial counsel in four-week jury trial resulting in favorable outcome for client.
  • State court lawsuit representing individual client in unique bill of review matter; following jury trial, complete verdict in client’s favor.
  • State court lawsuit representing individual client in dispute over property owners’ association; obtained favorable summary judgment and resolution for client.
  • Federal court lawsuit over general insurance coverage dispute; obtained summary judgment for client on unique legal question, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Federal lawsuit involving reinsurance broker and alleged lost commissions; obtained favorable resolution for client.
  • State court lawsuit on behalf of an energy company relating to a tubing failure; obtained favorable resolution for client.
  • Federal court lawsuit on behalf of client for reformation based on scrivener’s error; obtained summary judgment for client.
  • State court lawsuit representing client in wrongful death claim; obtained favorable resolution for client.

Education

BA, Louisiana State University, 2004
Areas of Practice

Arbitration and Mediation | ERISA Litigation | Health Care | Health Care and Life Sciences | Health Care Litigation and Compliance | Litigation | Managed Care and ERISA

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