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Overview

Mackenzie offers practical legal advice so healthcare clients can focus on patient care.

Mackenzie helps healthcare organizations remain compliant with a complex and changing web of federal and state regulations. She has experience with

  • Department of Justice investigations
  • Commercial insurer audits
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) audits
  • Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Stark Law
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance
  • State Board of Pharmacy disciplinary actions
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations

Having worked in the general counsel’s office of the Children’s Health System of Texas, Mackenzie has an inside perspective of healthcare organizations. Clients appreciate that she understands the law as it applies to practical business challenges, opportunities and solutions.


Service

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    • cum laude
    • SMU Science & Technology Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • B.A., University of Kentucky
    • magna cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Experience
  • Regularly conducted due diligence as well as prepared state and federal agency documents for clients to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Assisted hospital, pharmacy and durable medical equipment clients in investigations and audits.
  • Analyzed clients' proposed business arrangements to identify potential legal concerns with Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Assisted pharmacies in disciplinary actions and with compliance matters.
  • Drafted and revised agreements, including leases, physician employment contracts and service agreements, for academic medical center.
Outside the Office

Mackenzie is a world traveler who especially enjoys Europe, with Greece as a favorite destination. She’s also fond of surfing in Hawaii.

When she’s at home, you can often find her cheering on her alma mater, the University of Kentucky: Mackenzie is a college basketball fan with near-religious devotion.