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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 co-chairs the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. She represents health care providers, ancillary service providers, licensed agencies, nonprofits, management services organizations and other industry-based clients of all sizes. Jennifer takes pride in building and maintaining long-term relationships with clients and strives to be a trusted partner and adviser.

Her transactional practice is focused on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other affiliation and collaboration transactions, as well as health care contracting matters (professional services, managed and value-based care, and other contracts). Jennifer strives to apply her strong regulatory background to advocate for her health care clients in high-stakes corporate, commercial and risk management matters. She also serves as outside general counsel to several health care clients.

Jennifer has deep experience interpreting federal and state health care guidance, including the Anti-Kickback and Stark laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, scope of practice rules, surprise/balance billing laws and price transparency rules. She enjoys helping clients achieve their strategic, operational and compliance goals in the midst of this complex and highly technical regulatory landscape. She regularly advises clients on topics in health innovation, ranging from telehealth to concierge medicine.

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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; Mentor, 2022-23
  • 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
  • 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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