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Carrie A. Hanger

Carrie A. Hanger

Senior Associate

T (336) 378-5346
F (336) 433-7530

Healthcare and biosciences attorney Carrie Hanger focuses on the needs of healthcare providers and entities engaged in clinical and pre-clinical research throughout the U.S. With almost ten years of experience representing and counseling clients, Carrie provides solutions for issues relating to enrollment and reimbursement, licensure and certification, accreditation, state certificate of need, regulatory and corporate compliance, risk management, medical staff matters, professional liability, and business disputes.

Carrie works with hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, long term care facilities, hospices, home health care providers, drug and device companies, and DME suppliers. She regularly analyzes issues related to clinical and preclinical research and drafts and negotiates clinical research related documents, such as clinical trial agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Carrie is an active litigator. She represents clients before state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitration. She has tried cases to a jury verdict and argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Carrie has been in the courtroom since she second-chaired a wrongful death trial three months after being admitted to practice.

Carrie is certified in Healthcare Research Compliance by The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).  She has spoken at CLEs and seminars for healthcare providers concerning HIPAA/HITECH and privacy concerns as well as EMTALA.

Carrie maintains an active role in pro bono work and in her community. She regularly advocates on behalf of abused, neglected, and dependent children before North Carolina's appellate courts as a guardian ad litem appellate advocate.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and taking perhaps more pictures of her children than they would like.

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Listed Health Care (2015-2017)
  • Triad Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under Forty" (2017)
  • Leadership Greensboro (2016)
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood John McNeill Smith Pro Bono Award (2014)
  • Leaders in the Law Award (2013)
  • Executive Editor, Wake Forest Law Review (2005-2006)
  • Staff Writer, Wake Forest Law Review (2004-2005)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society, Davidson College

Representative Work

  • Assisting an ambulatory surgical center with enrollment, licensure, certification, and accreditation issues due to a change of ownership;
  • Analyzing reimbursement issues for a provider engaged in clinical research;
  • Defending healthcare providers in multi-district litigation arising from a national outbreak of fungal meningitis due to exposure to an allegedly contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy;
  • Representing an ambulatory surgical facility before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Health Services Regulation, and N.C. Court of Appeals in an appeal from the approval of its certificate of need application;
  • Defending a physician practice with an appeal following a ZPIC audit;
  • Representing a hospital Medical Executive Committee in the fair hearing process following the denial of a physician’s request for clinical privileges;
  • Defending a physician in the fair hearing process following the summary suspension of his privileges;
  • Resolving a dispute for a physician practice relating to its EMR software;
  • Defending a long term care facility in a medical malpractice action;
  • Reviewing and revising privacy policies for a long term care provider; and
  • Analyzing whether a hospital’s existing charity care policy complies with the requirements of Section 501(r) and providing revisions to ensure compliance.


  • Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance by The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

* Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future legal representation.

Thought Leadership

Published Works

  • "The Impact of the 21st Century Cures Act on the Regulation of Clinical Research," Executive Summary for the AHLA Life Sciences Practice Group, February 2017
  • Contributing Author, AHLA, Clinical Trial Agreements Toolkit (2016)
  • "Refresher on Health Care Providers' Obligations Under Anti-Discrimination Laws," Prognosis, N.C. Bar Association Health Law Section, July 2012
  • "HHS Gets Serious About Civil Monetary Penalties for HIPAA Violations," Prognosis, N.C. Bar Association Health Law Section, May 2011
  • Co-Author, "In the Face of 'Reliance/Injury/Causation' Lite," DRI's For the Defense, December 2010
  • Co-Author, "He Did What? Recent Trends in the Case Law Affecting Medical Device Sales Representatives," DRI's Strictly Speaking, October 2010


  • Speaker, Medical Records Law in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, Raleigh, NC,  January 31, 2014
  • Speaker, Medical Records Law in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, Greensboro, NC, February 22, 2013
  • Speaker, Medical Records Law in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, Raleigh, NC, January 24, 2013
  • Board of Directors, Bell House, 2012 – present
  • Member, N.C. Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2011 – present
  • Member, Steering Committee, Future Fund of the Community Foundation, 2015 – present and Co-Chair, Marketing and Membership Committee, 2016 – present
  • Board of Directors, SECU Hospital Guest House of Winston-Salem, 2007 – 2010
  • Chair, CLE & New Projects Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, 2008 – 2009
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Davidson College, B.A., English, with honors, 2001
  • North Carolina, 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

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