BEND, Ore. (August 13, 2020) – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. is excited to announce that Gary Bruce is joining the firm’s Bend office, adding considerable healthcare experience to Schwabe’s deep bench in the industry. Gary comes to Schwabe after spending 10 years at St. Charles Health System (SCHS), most recently serving as Vice President and General Counsel.
While at SCHS, he provided legal advice and counsel to the board of directors, executive leadership, medical staff, and frontline caregivers while overseeing the health system’s legal and risk management departments. Prior to working at SCHS, he served as a staff attorney at Mission Health, Inc. in Asheville, North Carolina, for six years. This experience has given him an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of healthcare organizations and the particular legal challenges they face.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gary to our Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group. His vast experience and knowledge in the healthcare space speaks for itself and exemplifies his deep understanding of the industry and our client work,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.
Gary works with hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare organizations to find practical and patient-focused solutions to complex challenges. Fueled by a passion to help others, Gary has found a home in healthcare protecting his clients’ legal interests and championing initiatives that promote employee and patient wellness.
“I am enthusiastic about joining Schwabe’s robust Healthcare and Life Sciences industry group,” Gary said. “Finding solutions that are in the best interest of the business, clients, and patients is my utmost priority. I look forward to joining a firm that’s deeply rooted in the healthcare industry.”
Gary graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oregon State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Gary has taught health law classes for the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA Program, as well as Central Oregon Community College’s nursing program.
About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based on a deep industry focus. We provide a wide range of legal services to our clients through comprehensive, proactive, and industry-focused advice to help them achieve their goals. We focus on six industry groups: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology; Transportation, Ports, and Maritime; Real Estate and Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. With more than 180 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional law firms, with offices in Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.