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Jennifer Franks Appointed as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section

January 6, 2015


Jennifer Franks, attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, starts the new year as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar's Health Law Section.

Franks has been actively involved with the Health Law Section since 2012. She focuses her corporate practice on health care regulation, counseling a variety of clients, including health care providers, insurers, and laboratories. 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. She also guides clients through state laws regulating the corporate practice of medicine, physician fee splitting, and concierge or retainer medical practices. She is admitted to practice in both Oregon and Washington.

Before embarking on her legal career, Franks ‎was a molecular biologist and studied gene regulation. She earned her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon.

The Health Law Section is a diverse section of the Oregon State Bar with members that represent health care professionals, hospitals, insurers, trade associations, businesses, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, patients, and consumers.

About Schwabe's Health Care Practice

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt maintains a full-service health care practice, including ‎transactional, ‎regulatory, and litigation matters for hospital and health systems, academic medical ‎centers, physicians' ‎and medical groups, and health plans. The firm's health care team handles ‎a broad ‎array of matters, including complex transactions involving public-private ‎partnerships, and is ‎experienced in hospital and health system combinations and joint ventures, in clinical integration ‎with ‎clinicians and health plans, and in physician contractual relationships. Schwabe's health care ‎attorneys have a deep practice in regulatory compliance, including fraud and abuse regulation, and ‎work ‎extensively with institutional clients to manage risks to data privacy and security, and in data ‎breach preparation, response, and recovery. They have represented clients in state and federal ‎investigations and false claims matters.‎