Mark is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team. His legal knowledge and experience have guided many healthcare providers through government investigations and administrative appeals in addition to advising providers through complicated regulatory matters. Mark’s first exposure to healthcare regulatory matters was as an assistant attorney general of Texas. He was part of a team that prosecuted several psychiatric hospitals for violations of fraud and abuse laws. Subsequently, he was appointed assistant commissioner of the Texas Department of Human Services (now the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services), where he supervised all long-term regulatory activities for Texas. In that capacity, he helped usher in the current regulatory framework over skilled-nursing facilities.
Mark’s engagements in the healthcare industry cover a broad range of issues, including mergers, transactions, regulatory representation and advice and opinions on such issues as the Stark Law, the anti-kickback statute and state and federal False Claims Acts. His healthcare projects have included:
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Mark practiced with Brown McCarroll.