Prominent Healthcare Attorney Jennifer Rangel Joins Holland & Knight in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (March 8, 2021) – Healthcare attorney Jennifer Rangel has joined Holland & Knight's Austin, Texas, office as a partner. She focuses on regulatory, transactional and administrative health law for healthcare providers, healthcare industry companies, payors, health plans and managed care organizations. Ms. Rangel was formerly a partner with Locke Lord.
Ms. Rangel joins nearly a year after Holland & Knight announced the expansion of its national healthcare practice into Texas with the hiring of litigators Eliot Burris in Dallas and Samuel Louis and Justo Mendez in Houston.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Jennifer's caliber helping to build our healthcare capabilities in Texas," said Jeffrey Mittleman, co-leader of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group. "Strategically, Jennifer's experience and local knowledge mirrors the type of healthcare work that Holland & Knight does in states such as Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. She is incredibly accomplished and will be a great ambassador of the firm's brand in Texas."
Ms. Rangel has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on a variety of matters, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, compliance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), data protection, telehealth, health regulatory issues, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), CMS Innovation Center models and related matters. She also has experience with fraud and abuse analysis related to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law issues.
Ms. Rangel also counsels clients on federal and state certification, licensing, corporate practice of medicine, nurse practitioner and physician extender scope of practice, Medicare and Medicaid audits and licensure or other actions. She regularly works with state and federal healthcare regulatory agencies.
Ms. Rangel also advises clients on both the transactional and regulatory sides of mergers and acquisitions involving a variety of healthcare providers and other businesses active in the healthcare industry. She also has significant experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and transactions between third-party payors and healthcare providers, including advising on structures in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
"I'm impressed by the substantial investments Holland & Knight is making in the future of its healthcare practice and the considerable talent they have amassed in key markets," said Ms. Rangel. "My goal of contributing to the innovation and success of my healthcare clients is enthusiastically shared among my new colleagues and I'm excited to begin working with them."
Ms. Rangel earned a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center and a B.A. degree from the University of North Texas. She is consistently recognized as a leading healthcare attorney by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America.
Holland & Knight's National Healthcare and Life Sciences Team assists the full range of industry participants, from providers, payors and networks to manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, in all aspects of their operations. Holland & Knight is recognized nationally as first-tier firm in Health Care Law in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide.