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"Diane provides sound advice; I trust her with every decision."

Client Feedback, Chambers USA 2023


Diane 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, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, CLIA-certified laboratories, office-based cath labs, and imaging centers.
  • Interpreting and analyzing compliance with federal and state antifraud and abuse statutes, the Stark statute, privacy statutes and applicable regulations.
  • Advising clients regarding startup, formation, merger and acquisition of medical groups and facilities.
  • Advising and assisting clients in forming, operating, and participating in managed care and coordinated care organizations and negotiation of related contracts.

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.

Diane is a former member of the firm’s Executive Board.

"Diane provides sound advice; I trust her with every decision."

Client Feedback, Chambers USA 2023




  • BL Rankings’ The Best Lawyers In America®, Health Care Law, 2021-2024
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare Law, 2011, 2014-2023
  • Inside Counsel Magazine Transformative Leadership award, 2015 Rainmaker Award


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


  • Texas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section 
    • Vice Chair, Programs Executive Leadership, 2023-2024
    • Co-Chair, Washington Health Law Summit, 2022-2024
    • Vice Chair, Washington Health Law Summit, 2020-2021
    • 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 Law 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
  • 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, 2012-2018