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Overview

Julian has worked in the healthcare and life sciences industry for more than 30 years. Of that time, Julian has served as a lawyer for more than 20 years.

He represents healthcare providers and healthcare technology companies on a wide range of regulatory compliance, operations, transactions, litigation and business matters. Julian also advises clients on strategic solutions and opportunities in this highly regulated environment. 

Julian’s work includes defending providers in state provider license and federal health program cases. His clients seek his help on maximizing healthcare provider opportunities and navigating FDA regulation.

Julian’s clients include physicians, allied health providers, pharmacies, hospitals, healthcare systems and healthcare technology companies. He has deep experience representing healthcare enterprise providers on a wide range of issues including medical staff, pharmacy and hospital operations as examples.

Julian has extensive experience representing clients on matters involving healthcare technology including emerging technologies with big data, artificial intelligence, telemedicine and telehealth as examples. 

Before attending law school at the Texas Tech University School of Law, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Houston and did research in immunology, cell biology and genetics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Baylor College of Medicine. After receiving his law degree, Julian clerked for the Texas Court of Appeals Amarillo and then worked for the Texas Medical Board before entering private practice. 

His professional work has been published and quoted in scientific, medical and legal media. He is a frequent speaker on a broad range of medical-legal topics. Julian also serves as a facilitator in medical, legal and community forums.


Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Austin Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Education, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2010-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, President's Award of Merit
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2004, 2007

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Houston
    • Biology

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Chair, Medical Industry Coordinator, Vice Chair Interest Group Leadership Team, Vice Chair Sponsorship Committee; Co-Chair, Physicians Issues Interest Group, 2011-2013; Co-Chair, Physician Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, 2012-2013  
  • American Health Lawyers Association, 2003-present
  • American Society of Medical Association Counsel
  • American Telemedicine Association
  • Austin Bar Association: Health Law, Litigation and Administrative/Public Law Sections; Adoption Day Committee; Medical/Legal Committee
  • Austin Health Lawyers Group
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Administrative Law Continuing Legal Education Planning Committee; Health Law, Litigation and Administrative/Public Law Sections; Disability Issues Committee; Pattern Jury Charge Committee; Malpractice, Premises & Products
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas e-Health Alliance
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, National Trial Competition Committee, Vice-Chair, 2002-2003; State Moot Court Committee
Experience
  • Negotiate and draft professional contracts, guidelines and service agreements for electronic intensive care units (eICUs) and for providers using telemedicine to expand their outreach efforts for patient care.
  • Assist telemedicine clients in navigating state requirements and standard of care issues.
  • Counsel healthcare providers on licensure issues for direct-to-patient and remote monitoring telemedicine business models.
  • Provide fraud and abuse guidance and compliance counseling for healthcare providers with multistate footprints, including Anti-Kickback Statutes, physician self-referral laws, fee-splitting rules, healthcare marketing and corporate practice of medicine.
Thought Leadership
Speaking Engagements
Community Leadership
  • Advocacy Incorporated, Board of Directors, Chair, 2004-2006
  • Adoption Advocates Inc., Board of Directors, Chair, 2011-2014
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce, Education and Talent Development Council, 2013-present
  • Austin State Hospital Volunteer Services Council, Board of Directors, 2006-2009
  • Capital Area United Way, Community Investment Impact Committee, 2001, 2003
  • Mental Health America (formerly known as National Mental Health Association), Board of Directors, 2006-2009
  • Mental Health Association in Texas, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2005
  • Seton Cove, Physician/Attorney Forum Planning Committee, 1998
  • Travis Community Education Foundation, Mentor Support Program, 2007-2010