Howard’s practice involves corporate and regulatory health care matters, including Stark, Anti-kickback, and False Claims Act compliance, facility and professional licensure matters, HIPAA, physician practice formation, joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, certificate of need issues, Medicare and third-party audits and investigations, corporate compliance, and contract negotiations. Howard represents a variety of health care clients including hospitals, surgery centers, clinical labs, physician practices, medical staffs, academic medical centers, imaging centers, and other health care providers.
Howard serves as the firm’s Health Care Practice Group Leader and HIPAA Privacy Officer. Howard loves the challenges that health care law brings and the impact the field can have on society in general. He enjoys distilling complex topics down for his clients. Detail-oriented, strategic, and responsive, no matter what size client, Howard seamlessly partners with his clients to enable better decision making.
Howard is the current President of the Alabama Bar Health Law section and is a regular writer for the Birmingham Medical News. Howard is also a frequent speaker on various health care topics both locally and nationally.
When he’s not working, Howard spends time with family, exercises, camps, and travels as much as possible.
Howard earned his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Florida.