Bradley is pleased to announce that Lauren B. Jacques has been named managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office. She succeeds Lela M. Hollabaugh, who has served as the Nashville office managing partner since 2015. Ms. Hollabaugh will continue as a litigation partner in the Nashville office.
“I am excited and honored to lead the attorneys and staff in our Nashville office as we continue our growth as a leading law firm in our market,” said Ms. Jacques. “I am also grateful for the tremendous leadership and guidance that Lela provided and look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationships she formed with our clients and community.”
Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters said, “Lauren is a highly esteemed lawyer and colleague and has the skill, enthusiasm and leadership to help us maintain the highest standard of client service and execute on our vision for growth. We look forward to the contributions she will make to the Nashville office and the firm in her new position.”
Ms. Jacques is a member of Bradley’s Healthcare and Corporate Practice Groups and focuses her practice on healthcare transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and the regulatory and operational issues that affect healthcare providers. She has experience handling transactions involving hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, cancer centers, physician practices and cardiac catheterization and office-based laboratories. Ms. Jacques has a particular breadth and depth of experience handling transactions in the ambulatory surgery center and outpatient provider space. In addition to transactional work, she routinely counsels clients regarding healthcare regulatory and operational issues and assists on matters related to compliance with federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting laws, and issues with licensing, certificate of need and provider enrollment.
Ms. Jacques is also active in professional organizations and her community. She served on the planning committee for the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys for five years and is an active author and speaker for the American Health Law Association. She previously served on the board of The New Beginnings Center, a Tennessee non-profit dedicated to improving the health, strength and wellness of women. In 2017, Ms. Jacques received the firm’s Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service.
Ms. Jacques received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University.