PRACTICESHealthcare and Life Sciences Industry
Healthcare Compliance Planning and Monitoring
Healthcare Industry Government and Internal Investigations
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law Counseling
Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
Healthcare Joint Ventures
Healthcare Voluntary Self-Disclosures
Healthcare Private Equity
Commercial Interactions Among Healthcare Industry Participants
J.D., cum laude, Harvard University, 1988
B.A. with highest distinction, University of Virginia, 1985
District of Columbia (inactive)
U.S. Tax Court
Connie Fore Dotzenrod focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory compliance, healthcare transactions, and tax-exemption compliance.
Ms. Dotzenrod regularly advises healthcare industry clients regarding the laws and regulations that govern their operations. Her practice includes general counseling on a wide variety of matters, with particular emphasis on healthcare fraud and abuse laws, healthcare law compliance planning and monitoring, healthcare transactional matters, government and internal investigations, voluntary self-disclosures, and tax-exemption compliance. She assists clients in designing, assessing the effectiveness of, and enhancing corporate compliance programs. She works with clients to structure various types of arrangements in a manner consistent with the Anti-Kickback Statute and other healthcare fraud and abuse laws. Her practice includes a broad range of other transactional matters, including healthcare regulatory due diligence in connection with prospective acquisitions; contract drafting and negotiation; and formation and reorganization of healthcare systems, joint ventures and other transactions between and among healthcare providers.
Ms. Dotzenrod also assists with formation and operation of tax-exempt public charities. She advises tax-exempt clients regarding compliance with tax-exemption laws and regulations, and she has experience representing clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
Ms. Dotzenrod’s clients engage in a wide variety of activities and have included, among others, hospitals and health systems, physician groups, manufacturers and suppliers of medical devices and other medical technologies, manufacturers and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, physician hospital organizations and other managed care organizations, nursing homes, hospices, residential facilities for the elderly, investors in healthcare businesses, and various types of tax-exempt entities.
Ms. Dotzenrod was a partner in the Healthcare group at King & Spalding where she practiced for almost 23 years before leaving to become a sole practitioner in 2017. She has been included in the Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers, which is compiled based on nominations from clients and peers. She also has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for her high caliber of work in the practice area of Health Care Law.
Ms. Dotzenrod is a member of the American Bar Association (Health Law Section, Taxation Section and Exempt Organizations Committee) and the American Health Lawyers Association (where she previously served as Vice Chair of the In-House Counsel Practice Group and Vice Chair of the Tax and Finance Practice Group). She is a former Senior Assistant General Counsel of Emory University, in which capacity she served as Counsel to the Emory Hospitals.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, Ms. Dotzenrod received her bachelor’s degree with highest distinction. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard University.
- American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) – Former Vice Chair of the In-House Counsel Practice Group; Former Vice Chair of the Tax and Finance Practice Group
- Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)
- American Bar Association – Health Law Section, Taxation Section and Exempt Organizations Committee
- Georgia Bar Association – Health Law Section
- Montana Bar Association – Health Care Law Section
- Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers
- Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law
- University of Virginia - Phi Beta Kappa graduate, with Highest Distinction; Lawn Resident
- Harvard University - J.D., cum laude