International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (“BCLP”) has appointed Jennifer Csik Hutchens as a partner in their Corporate & Finance Transactions Department and the new global head of health care. Hutchens will lead the firm’s cross-sectional practice across the health care industry, covering transactions, risk management, and litigation. She will be based in BCLP’s Charlotte office.
Hutchens comes to BCLP from Robinson Bradshaw, where she co-chaired the Health Care Practice Group. She has a broad practice that focuses on strategic, operations, and compliance, as well as transactional and administrative health law. She represents a diverse range of clients across the health care industry, including health care providers, ancillary service providers, digital health providers, licensed agencies, non-profits, management services organizations, payors, and other industry-based clients of all sizes.
As a trusted advisor, Hutchens uses her strategic, operations, and compliance experience to support her clients globally with risk management assessments and counselling. She has extensive experience providing guidance on federal and state health care laws, including anti-Kickback and Stark laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, scope of practice rules, surprise or balance-billing laws, and price transparency rules. Additionally, she advises clients on health innovation topics such as telehealth and concierge medicine.
Hutchens is an experienced corporate attorney, focusing on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other affiliation and collaboration transactions, as well as health care contracting matters. She also serves as outside general counsel to several health care clients. She is passionate about inclusion and diversity issues and plans to work on similar initiatives at BCLP. She is also an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association and other health care industry trade groups.