Christine Parkins Johnson focuses her practice on complex regulatory and transactional counseling to health care organizations, such as health systems, hospitals, physician groups, long-term care facilities, pharmacies and other health care providers. Christine's regulatory practice focuses on health facility licensure and permits; Medicare and Medicaid enrollment; reimbursement and billing; survey/certification and accreditation; hospital governance and medical staff issues; and licensure under California's Knox Keene Act. Christine also has particular experience with hospital system and multi-state pharmacy changes in ownership. Christine's transactional practice is focused on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to law school, Christine spent two years working on a federally funded program to improve provider care for HIV-positive patients. While in public health school, she interned at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a project assessing the effect of reimbursement on hospitals' adherence to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Before public health school, Christine was the editor of a news magazine for hospital executives that focused on nurse executives and hospital-based patient care initiatives.
While in law school, Christine was the editor in chief of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal, as well as a published author. She also served as a summer associate at the Firm.
Christine focuses her pro bono work on representing clients in affirmative asylum applications and works closely with Public Counsel and the Program for Torture Victims on these matters.
Christine is a member of the Firm's Associate Development Committee and, as part of her work for that committee, co-chairs the Subcommittee on Mentoring and Advancement. Christine is also a member of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee and Associate Recruiting Committee.