Priscilla Bowens



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2016, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

M.P.H, University of Florida, 2013

D.V.M, Tuskegee University, 2006, cum laude

B.S., Tuskegee University, 2002, magna cum laude

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Louis Sturns, Texas 213th District Court, 2015
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Lee Gabriel, Texas Second District Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Anne Gardner, Texas Second District Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Molecular Biology Post Graduate Program, Universität Zurich, 2006-2008


Texas, 2016


Priscilla Bowens is an associate in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone.

Priscilla advises and counsels healthcare providers and food, cosmetic, and medical device companies on how best to meet their business goals and manage the increasingly complex regulatory and compliance environment in the healthcare and food and drug industry.

Priscilla is also a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, having successfully practiced in the areas of emergency medicine and general medicine and surgery for several years. Additionally, she interned at Pfizer Animal Health (Zoetis) and conducted food safety research in Zurich, Switzerland for two years, where she collaborated with an international, multidisciplinary team to develop new technologies to detect toxins in human food and animal feed.

During law school, Priscilla co-founded two organizations: Texas Parents Attending Law School and Texas Law Women’s Christian Fellowship. She was a member of the Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee and currently serves as an alumni representative for the class of 2016.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps


Health Law Vitals

Health Law Vitals - A Healthcare Newsletter from Haynes and Boone

The Haynes and Boone Health Law Vitals Newsletter explores significant developments and legislation in healthcare law. This edition discusses healthcare hazards involving medical records during bankruptcy, a ninth circuit decision that impacts settling FCA defendants, an update on telehealth in Texas, and guidance on how to avoid FCA liability for firms investing in healthcare companies.

Selected Client Representations

  • Review labeling, advertising, promotional materials and product claims for food, cosmetic, and medical device companies.
  • Conduct due diligence on state and FDA-regulated companies and products.
  • Conduct due diligence for hospital organizations. 
  • Formation and certification of a non-profit health organization (formerly known as a "5.01(a) organization").
  • Draft, review, and revise peer review policies, clinical trial agreements and physician agreements for a non-profit health organization.
  • Advise manufacturers and distributors on state-level licensure and compliance requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  
  • Advise management services organization on services agreement for veterinary hospital.
  • Regularly represent providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.
  • Conduct assessments and advise companies in the area of adverse event reporting and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “MACRA and the New Model of Provider Reimbursement,” co-author, The RAP Sheet (an AHLA Practice Groups Newsletter), June 2017.
  • “Multi-Factorial Approach to the Opioid Epidemic: Public Health Perspective,” author, ABA Health Law Section, ABA Health eSource, Opioid Epidemic Special Edition, October 2016.
  • “A New PCR-based Bioassay Strategy for the Detection of Type A Trichothecenes in Food,” co-author, 134(5):939-44, Analyst, May 2009.

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