Jennifer S. Kreick



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2013, valedictorian; summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; SMU Law Review Association, Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Associate Managing Editor

B.A., Duke University, 2008, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Legal Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, July 2011-August 2011
  • Legal Extern, The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, January 2012-April 2012


Texas, 2013


Jennifer S. Kreick advises and counsels healthcare providers, investors, and companies on how best to meet their business goals and manage and address the increasingly complex regulatory and compliance environment in the healthcare industry. Whether assisting with business structuring and transactions or an investigation and disclosure of a HIPAA breach, Jennifer helps clients navigate the challenges and regulatory framework unique to the healthcare system.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Jennifer managed the implementation of electronic medical record software for hospitals and outpatient clinics, including a large health system with more than 20 specialties. She worked closely with providers and staff to ensure the software supported their workflows and documentation needs.

Jennifer’s knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry provides value to Haynes and Boone’s clients in mergers and acquisitions involving healthcare companies, as well as contract review and negotiation and corporate governance advice. She regularly advises clients in areas like HIPAA/HITECH, healthcare IT, food and drug law, False Claims Act, Stark, anti-kickback and other fraud and abuse laws.

Jennifer has delivered practical legal and business advice to clients in a variety of matters, such as conducting compliance reviews and assessments; providing operational counsel to hospital systems, accountable care organizations, and private companies; drafting and reviewing HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures, security risk assessments, and training for covered entities and business associates; representing individuals and organizations before state and federal agencies and licensing boards; representing healthcare providers in connection with False Claims Act investigations; and the formation and certification of a non-profit health organization (formerly known as a 5.01(a)).

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “The Stark Law and Certain Trending Arrangements: What to Know When Analyzing Lithotripsy, Neuromonitoring, and Pathology Arrangements, presenter, Dallas Bar, November 15, 2017, and Austin Bar, November 28, 2017.


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 the FDA's Draft Guidance on Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic, the extension of the Texas 1115 Waiver, new framework for characterizing the deductibility of FCA settlement payments, and how restaurants could handle and declare major food allergens.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represent national healthcare providers in connection with False Claims Act investigations.
  • Conduct internal investigations and compliance reviews and assessments for health care clients.
  • Regularly represent providers before Medicare and Medicaid contractors.
  • Regularly represent individuals and providers under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
  • Formation and certification of a non-profit health organization (formerly known as a "5.01(a) organization").
  • Provided operational counsel to an investor entity and accountable care organization having over 350 independent physicians, including compliance with applicable ACO waivers.
  • Submission of an application for payment under the Texas Uncompensated Care Program on behalf of a physician group.
  • Review, revise, and draft HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures for business associates and covered entities.
  • Provide regulatory and compliance advice regarding federal and state laws and regulations for hospital systems, individual providers, physician groups, and other healthcare organizations.

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