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March 17, 2023

Knicole Emanuel Joins Nelson Mullins in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. — Knicole Emanuel has joined Nelson Mullins, LLP’s healthcare team in Raleigh. She joins as a partner from PractUS, LLP, where she was also a partner.

Emanuel has devoted more than 23 years to a healthcare litigation practice, with a focus on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, health care regulatory compliance, administrative law, and regulatory law. She possesses a deep understanding of the complex Medicare and Medicaid payment system, the distinctive business of health care providers, the interplay of federal and state Medicare and Medicaid regulations, and the actions of state agencies that impact the operations of health care entities.

“We are eager to welcome Knicole to the firm,” said Nelson Mullins’s Healthcare Enforcement, Compliance, and Litigation team leader Gabriel Imperato. “She brings a wealth of healthcare knowledge and experience. Our healthcare compliance and operations attorneys combine real-world experience with innovative legal strategy and a depth and breadth of regulatory knowledge to drive practical, real-time decision making.”

Knicole has considerable experience trying administrative cases, having argued over 2,000 cases in more than 30 states, and has also appeared before multiple states' medical boards. In numerous states, she has successfully obtained federal injunctions that enabled health care providers to continue operating despite accusations of health care fraud, inappropriate billing, and data mining.

“Knicole is a brilliant addition to the team,” said Nelson Mullins Raleigh office managing partner Bob Wilson. “With her extensive knowledge, Knicole will be able to offer a multitude of services to our clients and we look forward to working with her.”

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors and professionals with 32 offices in 16 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to