Heather S. Bethancourt - McDermott Will & Emery


Heather S. Bethancourt represents clients in business process and information technology outsourcing transactions. She has extensive experience representing healthcare systems, carriers and vendors negotiating revenue cycle management outsourcing agreements and other complex outsourcing and commercial transactions. In addition, she represents clients in strategic supply agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, technology licensing, technology maintenance and service agreements, technology development, cloud-computing transactions such as software as a service (SaaS) arrangements and strategic alliances. Heather also advises clients on technology and commercial contract issues that arise under other corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, including transition services agreements. Her experience with other commercial contracts includes a human resources emphasis representing clients in independent contractor, contingent labor and recruiting services agreements and advising clients on rebadging issues in outsourcing transactions.

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  • Represented Boulder Community Health in negotiating its outsourcing agreement with Optum to manage key nonclinical functions, including revenue cycle management
  • Represented several management services organizations in negotiation of revenue cycle management services agreements with various vendors
  • Represented MEDNAX in its negotiation of a financial management services agreement in conjunction with the sale of its subsidiary, MedData to a private equity and venture capital firm

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Information Technology Law and IT Outsourcing Law, 2020-2024
  • Chambers USA, Technology: Outsourcing, 2022-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Next Generation Partner in Outsourcing, 2022-2023
  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars, 2014-2019

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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2009
Texas A&M University, BA, 2002