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  • Education
    • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1994
    • B.A., cum laude, Williams College, 1989, with Highest Honors in Music
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina

In order to craft an effective legal strategy to assist clients in reaching their business goals, Sean Timmons draws on a wealth of practical experience and solid understanding of the health care industry, coupled with a firm grasp of substantive law in this highly regulated environment.

Sean advises clients on complex regulatory issues affecting their key strategic initiatives. He has extensive experience counseling clients on clinical integration activities, including:

  • Hospital-physician contracting, such as professional services agreements, service line co-management agreements, and hospital efficiency agreements
  • Development and ongoing representation of clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs)

He has extensive experience advising all types of clients on compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws and regulations, including the Stark and anti-kickback laws. He regularly assists clients on acquisitions and joint ventures involving healthcare entities. He also regularly advises clients on state and federal laboratory regulation. 

Clients include:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Laboratories
  • Ambulatory surgery facilities
  • Other healthcare provider entities

Whether providing key strategic advice on integration efforts, or in negotiating transactions in the context of complex healthcare regulations, Sean draws on his ability to synthesize and understand the issues, the law, and the facts to help clients achieve their goals.