Evangeline O. "Evie" Lalangas
Associate

My varied experience in the health care industry helps me appreciate the challenges my clients must overcome to build and protect their businesses. I’m also a strong communicator and listener focused on understanding my clients’ goals and concerns so we can develop the best solutions together.

Evangeline (Evie) Lalangas brings an insider’s perspective to the firm’s health care and business services expertise. Having worked for health-related nonprofits and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she not only understands the legal issues surrounding the health care industry, but also the policy and business concerns. Evie’s unique vantage point gives her an intimate understanding of her clients’ perspectives, and enables her to help them achieve their goals in the health care field and beyond.

Evie’s clients include hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, dentists, home health and hospice agencies, pharmacies, medical device companies, laboratories, and other ancillary service providers. Practitioners rely on Evie to handle the broad range of issues that arise over the lifespan of a health care practice, from setting up the practice, negotiating and documenting transactions, and maintaining regulatory compliance to resolving billing and reimbursement issues, achieving a stronger foothold in the market, and selling the practice upon retirement.

Institutional clients rely on Evie for compliance matters, fraud and abuse issues, and negotiating and documenting transactions. She counsels clients on fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, HIPAA, The Sunshine Act, and other state and federal laws.

Evie earned her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and her JD and M.P.H. - Health Policy from St. Louis University. In law school, she served as lead editor for the SLU Journal of Health Law & Policy and received the SLU Law Academic Excellence Award in 2011 and 2012. She's also a four-year merit scholar with the National Scottish Rite Foundation. 

 

Representative Experience
  • Sale and/or acquisition of physician-owned hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, medical and dental practices and other enterprises, including preparation of private place memoranda.
  • Maintenance and compliance of provider networks, and negotiation of managed care agreements
  • Representation of physician/hospital partnerships in the development of hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers and laboratories.
  • Representation of business entities with regard to capital formation and in lending transactions.
  • Ongoing representation of physician-owned hospitals regarding fraud and abuse, compliance, and operational issues.
  • Ongoing representation of health care providers in licensing, confidentiality of medical records, delivery of patient care, Medicare/Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse and operational issues.
  • Ongoing representation of pharmaceutical and device manufacturing companies in operational and compliance-related issues, including the federal Sunshine Act.
  • Representation of nonprofit health corporations certified by the Texas Medical Board on structural, operational, employee benefit and tax-exempt issues.
Thought Leadership / News
September 26, 2018 
 Speeches and Presentations
Fair Market Value Primer
American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum
Spring 2018 
 Thought Leadership
DFW Hospital Council Interlocutor
May 2018 
 Thought Leadership
Dallas Medical Journal
Honors
  • Named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2018)
  • National Public Health Law Conference Scholarship Recipient (2012)
  • Irvin and Maggie Dagen Public Interest Fellowship Fund Recipient (2011)
  • Caruth J. Wagner M.D. Fellowship Foundation Recipient (2011)
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Co-Founder and 2016 President, Texas Health Lawyers Association, 
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Underwriting Committee Member, Attorney’s Serving the Community, 

Community Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, The Educator Collective
Education
  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (2013)
  • M.P.H., Health Policy, Saint Louis University
  • B.A., International Affairs, George Washington University (2005)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Languages
  • Greek - Fluent
  • French - Proficient
  • Spanish - Basic
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Playing sports - specifically running, biking, practicing yoga and occasionally braving water sports on White Rock Lake
  • Enjoying wine – specifically Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs, $5 bottles included
  • Practicing her family’s Greek food recipes
  • Traveling to a new continent, country or city every year