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Carrie A. Hanger

Carrie A. Hanger

Partner

The Knollwood
380 Knollwood Street
Suite 530
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
carrie.hanger@nelsonmullins.com

Carrie is a seasoned healthcare law, biosciences, and antitrust attorney.  In her healthcare law and biosciences practice, she assists healthcare systems, surgical centers, physician groups, long–term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, and entities engaged in the clinical research across the State of North Carolina and beyond. Carrie’s antitrust experience covers a variety of industries with a...

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Carrie is a seasoned healthcare law, biosciences, and antitrust attorney.  In her healthcare law and biosciences practice, she assists healthcare systems, surgical centers, physician groups, long–term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, and entities engaged in the clinical research across the State of North Carolina and beyond. Carrie’s antitrust experience covers a variety of industries with a particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters. 

Carrie routinely counsels healthcare clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need, regulatory and compliance issues, and medical staff matters. Carrie has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings. Because of her experience and acumen, she has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, and she has broad connections within the industry.

Carrie prepares and negotiates clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, investigator–initiated study agreements, material transfer agreements, and grant funding agreements. She advises clients on compliance matters related to human subject protection, including the Common Rule, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and other privacy matters, as well as site and investigator obligations and Institutional Review Board responsibilities. 

Carrie assists clients with a variety of antitrust matters. She advises clients on pricing, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and Hart–Scott–Rodino premerger notification filings. Though she works with clients in a variety of industries, she has a particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters.

Carrie has also worked in a pro bono capacity representing North Carolina’s abused, neglected, and dependent children in the capacity of an appellate guardian ad litem attorney advocate since 2006. 

Carrie A. Hanger

particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters. 

Carrie routinely counsels healthcare clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need, regulatory and compliance issues, and medical staff matters. Carrie has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings. Because of her experience and acumen, she has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, and she has broad connections within the industry.

Carrie prepares and negotiates clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, investigator–initiated study agreements, material transfer agreements, and grant funding agreements. She advises clients on compliance matters related to human subject protection, including the Common Rule, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and other privacy matters, as well as site and investigator obligations and Institutional Review Board responsibilities. 

Carrie assists clients with a variety of antitrust matters. She advises clients on pricing, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and Hart–Scott–Rodino premerger notification filings. Though she works with clients in a variety of industries, she has a particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters.

Carrie has also worked in a pro bono capacity representing North Carolina’s abused, neglected, and dependent children in the capacity of an appellate guardian ad litem attorney advocate since 2006. 

Carrie is a seasoned healthcare law, biosciences, and antitrust attorney.  In her healthcare law and biosciences practice, she assists healthcare systems, surgical centers, physician groups, long–term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, and entities engaged in the clinical research across the State of North Carolina and beyond. Carrie’s antitrust experience covers a variety of industries with a... particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters. 

Carrie routinely counsels healthcare clients on licensure and certification, enrollment and reimbursement, accreditation, certificate of need, regulatory and compliance issues, and medical staff matters. Carrie has significant arbitration and trial experience, appearing in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings. Because of her experience and acumen, she has been selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, and she has broad connections within the industry.

Carrie prepares and negotiates clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, investigator–initiated study agreements, material transfer agreements, and grant funding agreements. She advises clients on compliance matters related to human subject protection, including the Common Rule, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and other privacy matters, as well as site and investigator obligations and Institutional Review Board responsibilities. 

Carrie assists clients with a variety of antitrust matters. She advises clients on pricing, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and Hart–Scott–Rodino premerger notification filings. Though she works with clients in a variety of industries, she has a particular focus on healthcare antitrust matters.

Carrie has also worked in a pro bono capacity representing North Carolina’s abused, neglected, and dependent children in the capacity of an appellate guardian ad litem attorney advocate since 2006. 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Worked with healthcare systems, surgical centers, physician groups, long–term care facilities, hospices, home health providers, and drug and medical device companies.
  • Represented clients in certificate of need and licensure matters before the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Analyzed issues related to clinical and preclinical research and drafts and negotiates clinical research related documents, such as clinical trial agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Prepared Hart–Scott–Rodino filings.
  • Assisted clients with analysis and recommendations related to potential antitrust issues for proposed transactions.
  • Has tried cases to a jury verdict and argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Second–chaired a wrongful death trial three months after being admitted to practice.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted an ambulatory surgical center with enrollment, licensure, certification, and accreditation issues due to a change of ownership.
  • Analyzed reimbursement issues for a provider engaged in clinical research.
  • Defended healthcare providers in multi–district litigation arising from a national outbreak of fungal meningitis due to exposure to an allegedly contaminated steroid produced by a compounding pharmacy.
  • Represented an ambulatory surgical facility before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Health Services Regulation, and N.C. Court of Appeals in an appeal from the approval of its certificate of need application.
  • Defended a physician practice with an appeal following a ZPIC audit.
  • Represented a hospital Medical Executive Committee in the fair hearing process following the denial of a physician’s request for clinical privileges.
  • Defended a physician in the fair hearing process following the summary suspension of his privileges.
  • Resolved a dispute for a physician practice relating to its EMR software.
  • Defended a long–term care facility in a medical malpractice action.
  • Reviewed and revised privacy policies for a long term care provider.
  • Analyzed whether a hospital’s existing charity care policy complies with the requirements of Section 501(r) and providing revisions to ensure compliance.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD (2006)
    • Executive Editor, Wake Forest Law Review (2005-2006)
    • Staff Writer, Wake Forest Law Review (2004-2005)
  • Davidson College, BA, English (2001)

Admissions

  • North Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee (2011–present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • N.C. Society of Health Care Attorneys, Board of Directors
  • Guilford City/County Insurance Advisory Committee
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Institutional Biosafety Committee

 

  • N.C. Guardian Ad Litem appellate advocate
  • Board of Directors, Bell House (2012–present)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (2015–present); Chair, Grantmaking Committee (2017); Co–Chair, Marketing and Membership Committee (2016)
  • Board of Directors, SECU Hospital Guest House of Winston–Salem (2007–2010)
  • Chair, CLE & New Projects Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, (2008–2009)
  • Guilford City/County Insurance Advisory Committee 
  • Leadership Greensboro (2016)
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