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Jennifer Franks

Jennifer E. Franks


503-796-3737 Direct

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Professional Experience
Jennifer E. Franks focuses her corporate practice on health care regulation, counseling a variety of clients, including health care providers, insurers, and laboratories. Ms. Franks helps clients navigate the myriad of federal and state regulations facing the health care sector, including the areas of fraud and abuse (Stark, Anti-Kickback), insurance, provider contracting, corporate governance, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, privacy, and data security. Ms. Franks also guides clients through state laws regulating the corporate practice of medicine, physician fee splitting, and concierge or retainer medical practices. Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Franks ‎was a molecular biologist and biochemist, studying gene regulation (transcription initiation) in corn, fruit flies, and mammalian cells at the University of Oregon, the University of California at San Diego, and Oregon Health & Sciences University.‎

Admitted to Practice
Oregon Courts
Washington State Courts

"Northwest Wind Energy Generators File Complaint with the FERC After Bonneville Power Administration Limits Transmission Line Access," Climate Change Law & Policy Reporter, August/September 2011

Butler, Jennifer E.F. (2009) Cloned Animal Products in the Human Food  Chain: The FDA Should Protect American Consumers.  Food and Drug Law Journal Vol. 64, No. 3.

Fass, D.M., Jennifer E.F. Butler, and Richard H. Goodman (2003) Deacetylase Activity is Required for cAMP Activation of a Subset of CREB Target Genes.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 278: 43014-43019.

Butler, J.E.F. and James T. Kadonaga (2002) The RNA Polymerase II Core Promoter: a Key Component in the Regulation of Gene Expression.  Genes and Development 16: 2583-2592.

Butler, J.E.F. and James T. Kadonaga (2001) Enhancer-Promoter Specificity Mediated by DPE or TATA Core Promoter Motifs.  Genes and Development 15: 2515-2519.

Speaking Engagements
Clinical Integration, the Alignment of Incentives, and CMS Quality-Based Payment Programs, presented to the Portland Medical Community Managers, January 8, 2015

Clinical Integration, the Alignment of Incentives, and CMS Quality-Based Payment Programs, July 15, 2014

Ethics Hour: Recent Cases and Ethics Opinions of Note, June 19, 2014.

Clinical Integration, Health Care Information, and the Alignment of Incentives, May 14, 2014

Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor (2009) cum laude
University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Biology (2001)
University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Bachelor of Arts (1995)

Recreational Use Immunity Applied to Riding a Motorcycle in a Planned Activity at a Motorcycle Rally, February 1, 2010

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