Kristen focuses on transactions and regulatory matters for healthcare industry clients as a partner in the national healthcare practice of McGuireWoods. Kristen anticipates potential issues and provides practical counsel to clients in structuring complex healthcare deals, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions and contracting arrangements. Clients across the industry rely on Kristen's deep healthcare experience and business-focused approach. More Info Kristen has extensive experience advising health systems and provider clients on strategic affiliations, physician alignment strategies and emerging healthcare delivery and payment models at the forefront of healthcare transformation. In representing private equity investors and their portfolio companies in financial transactions, Kristen's understanding of healthcare policy and economics enables her to lead targeted diligence, optimize deal terms and advise clients on solutions for efficient expansion into new geographic territories and services. Kristen also provides post-deal healthcare counsel to help portfolio companies navigate complex regulatory requirements. Drawing on her broad legal experience, Kristen also advises a range of healthcare clients on day-to-day operational and compliance matters, including Medicare/Medicaid requirements and reimbursement, licensure and accreditation, HIPAA and data sharing, telemedicine, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, such as the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and other laws impacting healthcare transactions and operations, including fee-splitting and corporate practice of medicine laws. Prior to earning her law degree and MBA at Tulane, Kristen held clinical and management positions in the behavioral health field. Kristen is a frequent author and speaker on healthcare transactions, regulations and policy developments and serves in leadership positions within healthcare, investment, and life sciences associations.