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"A wonderful, knowledgeable, available, accessible and sensible attorney."

Chambers USA, 2019

Overview

Diane, a member of the firm’s Executive Board, has passionately served the healthcare industry for a quarter-century.

Diane advises clients on strategic planning, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, transactional, regulatory and compliance matters.

Diane’s extensive work on behalf of industry clients has included:

  • Organizing and structuring joint ventures nationwide, including hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers.
  • Interpreting and analyzing compliance with federal and state antifraud and abuse statutes and applicable regulations and the Stark statute and regulations.
  • Advising clients regarding the formation, merger and acquisition of medical groups and facilities.
  • Advising and assisting clients in obtaining licensure to operate in Texas as a health maintenance organization, third-party administrator and utilization review agent.

Diane is board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Before joining Husch Blackwell, Diane was a Partner with Brown McCarroll.

"A wonderful, knowledgeable, available, accessible and sensible attorney."

Chambers USA, 2019


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Healthcare Law, 2011, 2014-2019
  • Inside Counsel Magazine Transformative Leadership award, 2015 Rainmaker Award

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section 
    • Co-Chair, Programs Executive Leadership, 2018-2019
    • Vice Chair, Leadership Meeting Planning, 2018-2019
    • Conference Committee Co-Chair, Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, 2016-2018
    • Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Scholarship Committee, 2016-2017
    • Programs Executive Leadership, 2016-2017
    • Publications Committee, Vice Chair, 2012-2016
    • Conference Committee Vice Chair, Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, 2014-2016
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Health Lawyers Group
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section
Experience
  • Organized and structured joint ventures including hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers in numerous states including Texas, Arizona, Alaska, Florida, New Mexico and New York.
  • Interpreted and analyzed compliance with federal and state antifraud and abuse statutes and applicable regulations, and the Stark statute and regulations.
  • Advised clients regarding the formation, merger and acquisition of medical groups and facilities.
  • Advised and assisted clients in obtaining licensure to operate in Texas as a health maintenance organization, third party administrator and utilization review agent.
  • Reviewed and negotiated agreements between payors and providers.
  • Advised and assisted clients in obtaining Texas State Medical Board certification as nonprofit healthcare organizations.
  • Represented hospital districts and the formation of health maintenance organizations for participation in Medicaid Managed Care and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
  • Advised providers on the application of antitrust laws.
  • Created management companies for managing medical practices and other healthcare providers.
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Community Leadership
  • Leadership Texas, Class of 2003
  • Leadership Austin, Class of 2013
  • The Fifty: Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Member, 2012-present