Jackson Walker has shored up its healthcare regulatory expertise with partner hires in Austin and Houston the past two weeks.
The firm recently landed veteran healthcare corporate counsel Jeffrey H. Frost from Sutter Health in California. He will relocate to Austin.
Frost has been in-house at Sutter Health, a health network with 24 acute care hospitals and more than 200 clinics across Northern California, for nearly two decades.
Frost earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and law degree at St. Mary’s University. Before moving to California in 2003, Frost was vice president of legal affairs at U.S. Physical Therapy in Houston.
At Jackson Walker, Frost will help healthcare clients navigate legal and regulatory matters, hospital operational matters and medical staff issues. He will also advise clients on complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, employment issues, physician litigation and access to electronic health records.
“Jeff’s broad experience as a healthcare regulatory attorney is an excellent complement to our team,” Virginia Alverson Mimmack, chair of Jackson Walker’s healthcare practice, said in a statement. “His years serving as in-house counsel at a large hospital system and his expertise in hospital operations and medical staff issues will be a great resource for our clients.”
Jackson Walker has also added Houston partner Nick Diamond, who has “highly sought-after experience in the areas of FDA regulations and life sciences,” according to Mimmack.
“He helps his clients advance the science and practice of healthcare around the world,” Mimmack said in an announcement. “With his addition, our healthcare team will be able to expand our work in the areas of digital health, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.”
Diamond was previously counsel at Crowell & Moring. He is also a part-time law professor at the University of Houston Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center.