Lynn Sessions focuses her practice on providing legal services to healthcare industry clients, including hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physicians and physician group practices, nurses and academic medical centers. With over seventeen years of experience representing healthcare providers, she has developed a deep background in healthcare operations, regulatory matters and healthcare litigation. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Ms. Sessions served as in-house counsel and director of several departments for Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the world’s largest pediatric integrated delivery systems located in the Texas Medical Center. As a result, Ms. Sessions has knowledge of a broad range of issues affecting children’s hospitals and Medicaid providers. As former in-house counsel, she is able to approach her legal representation from the viewpoint of her clients.
Ms. Sessions’ healthcare operations experience includes: consent issues, credentialing, peer review, HIPAA, Joint Commission accreditation, committee structure, medical staff matters, adverse patient events, quality, EMTALA and healthcare information security. She has gained keen experience in risk financing, healthcare litigation, insurance and enterprise risk management. Ms. Sessions also has knowledge of healthcare emergency preparedness and environmental health and safety.
Ms. Sessions is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Risk and Insurance Management Society, as well as the American and Houston Bar Associations. Ms. Sessions received certification in Executive Education in Medical and Healthcare Management from Rice University, Jesse H. Jones School of Management Executive Education, Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety from Texas Children’s Hospital and Strategic Leadership from Development Dimensions International. In 2005, Ms Sessions was named a “Texas Rising Star” by Law & Politics and the publishers of Texas Monthly. Ms Sessions currently serves on the Board of Directors of Children at Risk, an advocacy group for at-risk children in the state of Texas.
Ms. Sessions is a frequent speaker on a range of topics affecting health industry clients, including cyber and network security, regulatory issues, EMTALA, handling adverse patient events and insurance and risk financing. Her presentations include:
5/17/2013 - Sessions and Kobus Receive 2013 Distinguished Law Firm Writing Award
5/2/2013 - Health Law Update—May 2, 2013
4/18/2013 - Health Law Update—April 18, 2013
9/19/2012 - WEBINAR: Employee Data, Customer Information and Trade Secrets: Are You Ready for a Data Breach?