Ms. Smith practices health law and business law with Welder Leshin LLP.

Education: Princeton University (B.S., The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1989); The London School of Economics (Spring, 1988); The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1995). Thesis: The Regionalization of Trauma Centers in the United States.

Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1995.

Practice Areas: Ms. Smith advises clients in many types of health law and business law matters, including: federal and state health law regulatory matters; corporate integrity compliance matters, the formation and administration of joint ventures between and among physicians, hospitals, and other types of health care providers; Medicare and Medicaid program compliance, including compliance with the federal “Stark” and “anti-kickback” laws; physician employment matters, including non-compete provisions, billing related issues, and physician credentialing issues; and corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and association formation and governance matters.

Professional Activities: Corpus Christi Bar Association; State Bar of Texas

Personal: Ms. Smith was raised in Houston, Texas. She enjoys painting, adventure traveling, cycling, horseback riding, photography, and spending time with her husband, children, and extended family.