BakerHostetler Adds Business Partner in Dallas

Press Releases / February 1, 2023

DALLAS — Feb. 1, 2023

Key takeaways

  • Jenny Givens joins BakerHostetler’s Dallas office as a partner in the firm’s Business Practice Group and on the firmwide Healthcare Industry team.
  • Givens advises on compliance and regulatory healthcare matters, including fraud and abuse, privacy, licensure and enrollment, and a variety of other complex offerings.
  • Prior to entering private practice, she held in-house compliance positions at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and City of Hope National Medical Center; before law school, she served as an assistant administrator for a community hospital in Los Angeles.
  • Givens’ arrival marks BakerHostetler’s second partner addition to the Healthcare Industry team in its Dallas office in the past six months, following Elise Barajas, who joined the firm’s Dallas office late last year.

Why this matters

Givens is the most recent addition to BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group, which grew tremendously in 2022 with the addition of more than 40 attorneys across the United States. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry to the firm and will be an immediate asset to the firm and its clients.

Givens’ arrival brings the total number of attorneys in the firm’s Dallas office to 40. The Dallas office opened in 2020 and has quickly grown in terms of both the number of attorneys and clients and the number of practice areas covered by Dallas attorneys.

Key quote

“Jenny is a highly regarded healthcare attorney with both in-house and private practice experience, and she is a welcome addition to our Business Practice Group and Healthcare Industry team,” said John Allotta, chair of BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group. “Her arrival helps strengthen our Healthcare Industry team’s ability to counsel clients in today’s complex regulatory and enforcement environment, and we are thrilled to have her join our team.”

About Givens’ practice

Givens is a skilled attorney who represents a mix of healthcare providers across the country, including hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, laboratories, pharmacies and other ancillary providers. She has more than a decade of experience helping clients navigate healthcare regulations and best practices and guiding them through operational, corporate and regulatory matters.

Givens also has substantial experience developing and implementing compliance programs and corrective action plans related to several issues, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, EMTALA, licensure and certification, and billing and reimbursement.

Givens received both her B.S. and her M.H.A. from the University of Southern California and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Key quote

“Jenny has the experience and skillset we look for when expanding in the Dallas marketplace, and she will be a tremendous asset to our office and our firm,” said Shawn Cleveland, Dallas partner-in-charge. “Her arrival perfectly complements our growth strategy in the near and long term.”

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