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Duke University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007, Order of the Coif; Staff Editor, Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, 2006-07

Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003, Phi Beta Kappa


Jennifer Hutchens practices transactional law in the health care and life sciences industry and co-chairs the firm's Health Care Practice Group. She has also recently founded the firm’s Regulated Professions Practice Group. Jennifer represents providers, licensed agencies, nonprofits and management services organizations of all sizes, focusing on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other affiliation transactions. She prepares and negotiates professional services, managed and value-based care and other contracts, and advises clients in health innovation, from telehealth to concierge medicine.

Jennifer is outside general counsel to several clients, advising them on strategic corporate and nonprofit matters – including collaboration opportunities, growth targets and best practices.

Jennifer's expertise includes operational, regulatory and compliance issues at the federal and state levels, including Anti-Kickback and physician self-referral (Stark) laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, surprise billing laws, and licensure and administrative law. She assists clients with compliance self-audits, acquisition due diligence, corrective actions and self-reporting.

Jennifer counsels clients on operational preparedness, continuity planning and other issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Robinson Bradshaw Health Care Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • American Health Law Association, Development and Advancement Council, 2020-present; Nominating Committee, 2019-20; Fundamentals in Health Law Conference Planning Committee, 2017-present; Governance Advisory Council, 2017-19; Young Professionals Delegate to Board, 2016-17; Young Professionals Council, Chair, 2014-16 (Vice-Chair, 2013-14); Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group Leadership Development Program, 2012-13; Best Practices Health Law Curriculum Steering Committee, 2014
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section Council, Chair, 2017-18; Vice Chair, 2016-17; Secretary, 2015-16; Treasurer, 2014-15; Member, 2009-12 and 2013-16 
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, Education Committee, 2013-16
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Member
  • Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, Member
  • Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives, Member
  • Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards, Member
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Robinson Bradshaw Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Member
  • Robinson Bradshaw Business Development Committee, Member

Community Affiliations

  • Duke Alumni Admissions Program, Admissions Interviewer, 2007-present
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Scholar & Alumna, 1999-present
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