Featured DBA Member
Each month a 2014 Section or Committee Chair is selected as a featured member. This month we are pleased to feature:
Assistant General Counsel—Physician Resources, Tenet Healthcare
DBA Health Law Section Chair
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1992
JD, Baylor University School of Law 1995
Years Practicing: 19
How Have You Been Involved in the DBA?
Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and now Chair of the Health Law Section. I also mentored a SMU Law Student through a DBA Health Law Section program.
What Do You Like Most About the DBA?
The support the DBA gives to its members in the form of continuing education opportunities and the facilitation of collegiality among fellow members. And the Belo Mansion – we are lucky to have it as our headquarters.
What Drew You to Your Area of Practice
Healthcare law is a true challenge. Tenet has a culture of serving its patients in a quality manner. It is made clear to all employees that even if we do not physically lay hands on the patients, we do touch them by doing our jobs well which hopefully has a positive impact on the patient experience.
Most Rewarding Moment in Your Practice?
There have been many rewarding experiences. But, I would have to say the most rewarding was working on the myriad of legal issues that arose from our facilities and employees affected by Hurricane Katrina.
What Makes You Most Proud of Being a Lawyer?
Lawyers are members of the service industry. I am proud to have the ability to help my clients reach their goals in the most diligent, civil, and ethical manner possible. I am also proud and derive great satisfaction from getting to interact with really smart lawyers on a daily basis.