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About Brett

Brett Rector focuses his litigation practice on healthcare and commercial disputes. He represents all types of healthcare providers, including hospital systems, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, physicians groups and individual physicians. He has significant experience litigating disputes involving managed care, billing and reimbursement, employment, contracts, restrictive covenants and other complex commercial matters. He also represents healthcare clients in regulatory and compliance matters, including government investigations, qui tam suits and matters relating to alleged violations of federal and state anti-kickback provisions and Stark laws. 

Brett has notable experience as a stand-up litigator, having successfully briefed and argued a variety of procedural, discovery and dispositive motions. He has also assisted in preparing and trying multiple cases to verdict, as well as examining and cross-examining both fact and expert witnesses during deposition.

Brett served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski of the United States District Court of the Western District of Virginia and a judicial intern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas.


Recent Notable Matters

Hospitals, medical device manufacturers and physician groups — disputes involving allegations of fraud, abuse and violations of state and federal false claims laws*

Hospital systems and air ambulance companies — managed care and reimbursement disputes against commercial and government payors*

Hospital systems and healthcare providers — disputes over alleged overbilling and fraudulent billing practices*

National hospital company — disputes relating to hospital services agreements, physician recruitment and employment agreements, lease agreements, commercial contracts, real estate covenants, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, public information requests and privacy issues*

Healthcare providers — advice on operational and compliance issues, including compliance with Stark Law and the anti-kickback statutes and reviews before the Texas Medical Board*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



University of Virginia School of Law,
Order of the Coif
College of William & Mary,
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Texas Association of Young Lawyers




Chambers USA
Texas Healthcare, 2023
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021 - 2024
United States District Court of the Western District of Virginia, Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas, Judicial Intern
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 X - The Next Generation
Commercial Litigation, especially Healthcare, 2023
Virginia Law Review
Virginia Journal of Criminal Law
Executive Editor
University of Virginia School of Law, Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award; James Shoomaker Jr. Moot Court Award
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern
Ascension Day School, Board of Directors
Teach for America, Manager, Teacher Leadership Development, Mississippi Delta Region; Elementary Teacher, Holmes County School District, Lexington, Mississippi