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. She is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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.