Clients call on Laura when they need a health care lawyer who is experienced in the everyday, operational aspects of the industry. After litigating complex health care, toxic tort, and product liability cases for seven years, Laura served as in-house counsel for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, a Charleston-based health care system including two acute care hospitals, as well as numerous ancillary facilities and physician practices. While in-house, she oversaw a wide variety of corporate matters including corporate contracting, certificate of need, physician integration, HIPAA/privacy, corporate compliance, and medical staff issues. She also participated in risk management, bioethics, and payor contracting matters. The health care system was self-insured, with a self-insured trust, which impacted the reserving and handling of the system’s litigation matters, all of which she oversaw.
After serving in-house, Laura re-entered private practice and dedicated herself to providing counsel to a wide variety of health care providers, though she still litigates non-health care cases for long-time clients. Because she has such a wide variety of provider clients, her work is rich and varied. Laura is also certified as a mediator/arbitrator in the State of South Carolina, an American Health Lawyers Association certified neutral, and a Fellow of the Furman University Riley Diversity Institute.