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International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) announced the addition of Partner Jennifer Csik Hutchens to the Corporate & Finance Transactions Department as the firm’s new Global Head of Health Care. Jennifer will lead the firm’s cross-sectional practice across the health care industry vertical, which comprehensively spans transactions, risk management and litigation. She will be resident in BCLP’s Charlotte office.

Jennifer joins BCLP from Robinson Bradshaw, where she co-chaired that firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Jennifer’s active practice is focused on strategic, operations and compliance as well as transactional and administrative health law. She represents health care providers, ancillary service providers, digital health providers, licensed agencies, nonprofits, management services organizations, payors and other industry-based clients of all sizes. As a trusted adviser to her clients, Jennifer applies her strategic, operations and compliance experience to support her clients globally with risk management assessments and counseling. She has deep experience providing federal and state health care guidance, including on 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. She routinely advises clients on topics in health innovation, ranging from telehealth to concierge medicine.

Jennifer is a seasoned corporate attorney. Her transactional practice is focused on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other affiliation and collaboration transactions, as well as health care contracting matters (professional services, managed and value-based care, and other contracts). She also serves as outside general counsel to several health care clients.

Jennifer is passionate about inclusion and diversity issues and looks forward to working on similarly focused BCLP initiatives. She is also an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association, among other health care industry trade groups. Jennifer is a thought leader on various health care topics with numerous speaking and writing engagements globally.

“I am thrilled to be joining BCLP to lead our strategic vision for the firm’s health care industry practice and most importantly look forward to leveraging BCLP’s global full-service platform to provide optimal service to our health care industry clients,” said Jennifer, who is consistently ranked in many top guides for health care, including Best Lawyers and Chambers USA. “Our clients will benefit from our focus on cutting-edge industry transformation and innovation within the ever-evolving health care sector.”

“Cultivating a more robust Health Care Practice Group is a key area of focus for BCLP,” noted Stephanie Hosler, global department leader of BCLP’s Corporate & Finance Transactions Department. “Jennifer’s innovative vision for health care will allow us to provide clients firmwide with a deeper experience and understanding of all aspects of health care law. We are excited to welcome her to the firm and support her as she helps us bolster this important focus for our clients.”

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