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Overview

David has practiced law for more than 40 years. His primary focus is on healthcare, corporate, and administrative law.

David represents healthcare providers, including physicians, dentists, health systems, managed-care organizations, long-term care facilities, multispecialty groups, hospitals, hospital districts and community mental health and mental retardation centers. David's specific work on behalf of industry clients has included:

  • Integrating healthcare delivery systems, interpreting and applying the Stark and anti-kickback statutes, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and privacy regulations.
  • Advising clients on the consequences of the emerging state and federal regulation of fee-sharing, self-referral, antitrust risks, and licensing of health maintenance organizations, home health care companies, non-profit health organizations, physicians and other health professionals.
  • Negotiating provider contracts.
  • Organizing independent practice associations throughout the State of Texas that have included groups with as few as three to more than 250 physicians.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, David was chair of Brown McCarroll.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Austin Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 1995-2019; Austin Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2005-2018; Nationwide, Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation, 2014 
  • Lawdragon 500 “Leading Lawyer,” Health Care Law, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • National Registry of Who’s Who
  • Nightingale’s Healthcare News, "Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyer of the Year," 2004
  • Texas Lawyer, “Go-To Lawyer,” Health Law, 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2003-2017; Top 50, Central/West Texas, 2007, 2010-2011; Top 50, Central Texas, 2007, 2010-2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    • with honors
      • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Swarthmore College
    • with honors

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
      • Budget officer, 2005-2006
      • Section chair, 2009-2010; chair-elect, 2008-2009; vice chair, 2007-2008
      • Health Law Section Council, 2002-2007
      • Program chair, 2002-2005
    • Liaison to CLE Committee, 2006-present
    • Section Officers Council: Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, chair, 2009-2011
    • Task Force on Positioning in Corporate and Commercial Finance, chair, 2007-2008 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Health Law Exam Committee, 2002-2007
Experience
  • Advised clients on the consequences of the emerging state and federal regulation of fee-sharing, self-referral, antitrust risks and licensing of health maintenance organizations, home healthcare companies, nonprofit health organizations, physicians and other health professionals.
  • Negotiated provider contracts, including global capitation contracts and the development of managed Medicaid rollouts.
  • Organized independent practice associations throughout Texas that have included groups with as few as three to more than 250 physicians. Complex mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions and the sale of physician practices were often involved.
  • Formed types of managed-care, fully integrated medical groups, physician practice management companies and management services organizations.
  • Organized and structured ancillary service ventures, including imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and specialty hospitals.
Community Leadership
  • Austin Community Nursery Schools, Board of Directors, 1979-1985; president, 1982-1983
  • James Dick Foundation, Board of Directors, 1996-present; Executive Committee, 1996-present
  • Pebble Project, Board of Directors, 1985-1991; president, 1989-1990; Children’s Alliance Bike-a-Thon, 1988-1990
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., Western Region Council, 2006-present
  • Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, Board of Directors, 1998-2006; president, 2004
  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Inc., Board of Directors, Austin Unit, 1983-present; chair, 1985-1987; National Board of Directors, 1986-1988
  • St. Stephens School, Parents Association, president, 1994-1996; Board of Directors, 1995-1996
  • Swarthmore College, Alumni Council, 1987-1989
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Board of Directors, 2002-present; president, 2008-present; treasurer, 2003-2007
  • Travis County Legal Aid, 1990-2002