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Nancy LeGros Joins Bracewell as Healthcare Partner in Dallas

DALLAS – Bracewell LLP announced today that Nancy C. LeGros has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a healthcare partner in the public finance practice. LeGros comes to Bracewell from CHRISTUS Health, where she most recently served as senior vice president, legal services and chief legal officer.

“We are pleased to welcome Nancy to the firm,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp. “Nancy’s experience, both in-house and in private practice, gives her unsurpassed knowledge of the complex issues facing the healthcare industry today.”

LeGros has devoted her entire career to advising clients in the healthcare industry. She spent nearly 19 years in private practice, first as an associate and partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP and later as a partner at King & Spalding LLP. LeGros joined CHRISTUS Health in 2012 as general counsel and was named chief legal officer in 2016. CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic health system with approximately $5.7 billion in assets. The system has operations in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Under LeGros’ leadership, the CHRISTUS Legal Department advised on strategic transactions in the United States and Latin America; conducted regulatory investigations; advised on establishment of Medicare Advantage and Healthcare Exchange plans; implemented a physician contract management system; assumed management of all claims and litigation; and advised senior leadership and multiple boards of directors on compliance and governance matters.

“Nancy is a well-known and highly regarded healthcare practitioner,” said K. Brock Bailey, managing partner of Bracewell’s Dallas office. “Nancy brings a rich background of experiences to the firm that complements our strengths in various of practice areas, including healthcare transactions, tax-exempt organizations, public finance, real estate and white collar defense.”

In her private practice, LeGros served nonprofit, government and for-profit hospitals and health systems, as well as academic medical centers, hospices, home health agencies, clinical laboratories, physician entities, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers and clinical research organizations. She advised and represented entities in connection with investigations and enforcement actions, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement matters, healthcare transactions and operational issues such as human subject protection, graduate medical education and medical peer review matters.

“I’m excited to return to private practice and to join the Bracewell team,” said LeGros. “Bracewell’s lawyers have broad knowledge and experience handling legal issues in the healthcare industry. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in continuing to provide value to our healthcare clients.”

LeGros earned a B.A. from Rice University in 1988 and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993.