Banee Pachuca focuses her practice on healthcare law, including transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters. She represents hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, large physician groups, and private equity clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other collaborative and alignment strategies. Additionally, Banee frequently advises clients with respect to fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Law and state and federal anti-kickback laws, billing compliance, as well as state and federal privacy laws. Before completing law school, Banee worked as pharmacy technician.
Represented a health system in a joint venture arrangement with a physician owned urgent care operator, including structuring of transaction from a regulatory perspective and preparation of healthcare and corporate documents.
Represented a health system in the sale of its dialysis business line to a national dialysis company.
Conducted compliance reviews relating to physician relationships for a large national hospital company.
Served as outside general counsel to a community hospital system. Advised hospital system with respect to physician recruitment and employment, hospital based agreements, and other physician contractual and alignment issues. Worked collaboratively with outside fair market value appraisal firm to obtain opinions in connection with physician contracts.
Conducted an internal audit of a health system’s contracts for Stark Law and federal anti-kickback statute compliance.
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2012, J.D., cum laude
University of Houston, 2007, B.S.
Legal Intern to the US Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Region 6 (2011 - 2012)