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Kate Bowles

Counsel

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Healthcare
Healthcare Litigation
Los Angeles Downtown

Kate began her professional career as a Registered Nurse and her real world experience has translated to valuable strategic insights for her provider clients in negotiating contracts, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. She has experience representing hospitals, surgery centers, group practices, telehealth companies and psychiatric health entities in transactional and regulatory matters. She has developed an expertise in understanding the implications of the flow of revenue and routinely performs compliance reviews for Stark and Anti-Kickback, Corporate Practice of Medicine, Billing/Pricing and related concerns. Kate regularly speaks at practice management conferences on these topics.

Kate has also represented multiple hospitals, surgery centers, surgeons, anesthesia providers, laboratories, radiology centers, and psychiatric health providers in litigation from the beginning through trial, and on appeal, and has successfully resolved allegations concerning violations of anti-kickback laws, fraud, breach of confidentiality, covenants not to compete, corporate practice of medicine violations, and unfair competition. Kate's litigation and trial experience includes Federal and California False Claims Act matters, California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act litigation as well as insurance reimbursement issues, including pre- and post-payment audits, offsetting and recoupment practices.

Outside of her legal practice, Kate is a runner, cyclist and yogi and has visited 17 of the U.S. National Parks, with a goal to visit all 63.

Presentations

“Legal Aspects of Anesthesia,” USC Keck: Anesthesia Program Seminar (October 2021)

"Informed Consent and the Ethics of Healthcare," Orange County Bar Association: Presentation (October 2021)

“Overview of CMS Rules and Waivers for COVID-19,” State Committee: Annual Update (April 2021)

“Informed Consent and Planning for Incapacity,” Pepperdine Law: Bioethics Seminar (February 2021)

UPENN: School of Nursing Alumni-Student Panel (January 2021)

“Laws Affecting Anesthesia Practice,” USC Keck: Anesthesia Program Seminar (October 2020)

“CMS’ Updates to Stark and Anti-Kickback Law,” Compliance Group: Health Care Compliance Association Annual Meeting and Compliance Perspective Podcast (March and May 2020)

“Targeting Healthcare Provider Employment Concerns: Navigating COVID-19 Issues,” State Committee: YouTube Video (March 2020)

“Hello from the Other Side: What Litigators and Transactional Attorneys Wish the Other Knew,” LACBA: Healthcare Law Section (February 2020)

“Fundamentals of Independent Anesthesia Practice,” Anesthesia Group: California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting (October 2019)

“Laws Affecting Anesthesia Practice,” USC Keck: Anesthesia Program Seminar (October 2019)

“Fundamentals of Independent Anesthesia Practice,” Anesthesia Group: California Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting (March 2019)

“Ethical Issues in Healthcare Decision Making,” Pepperdine Law: Advanced Wills and Trusts Seminar (October 2019)

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Honors

Southern California Rising Star and Top Women Lawyers, SuperLawyers (2018-2021)

The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch, Healthcare Law (2021-2022)

Professional Affiliations

California Lawyers Association (CLA) Health Law Committee, Co-Chair

ProVisors Santa Monica IV, Host

UPENN Nursing Virtual Interview Committee, Co-Chair

Academic Distinction

Journal National Association Administrative Law Judiciary, Editor-in-Chief

Dalsimer Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist

CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Bioethics

Education

J.D., Cum Laude, Pepperdine University School of Law (2012)

B.S.N., Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania (2007)

Admissions And Courts

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Los Angeles

213-839-7700 Direct Phone
213-839-7730 Fax

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