Howard Wall draws on more than 40 years of experience as an attorney and executive at health care organizations to help clients navigate business law and health care regulatory issues.

Howard focuses his practice on guiding clients, including private equity firms and health care investors, through the health regulatory issues involved in their strategic decisions and health care transactions. He also assists clients with all facets of health regulatory due diligence and advises on mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, affiliations, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions.

Private equity firms and other investors in the health care industry seek Howard’s advice because he understands industry trends and how the industry is moving. Clients also turn to Howard for guidance and compliance strategies on state and federal health care laws and other regulatory matters.

Additionally, Howard provides outside general counsel and consulting services to various health care companies, employing a blend of astute problem-solving and decisive decision-making to overcome the companies’ business and legal challenges.

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Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Howard worked at four highly successful health care organizations in senior leadership positions: He was the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at a national provider of home health and home care services to over 60,000 clients in 12 states. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Secretary of a Tennessee-based operator of non-urban regional health systems, where he led the company’s legal, corporate governance, risk management, clinical quality, human resources, real estate, and acquisition and development activities. Earlier, Howard served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of a Tennessee-based owner of non-urban health systems, overseeing its legal, corporate governance, and transactional matters. Finally, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Corporate Governance Officer of another Tennessee-based owner of non-urban health systems, managing legal and corporate governance activities.

Howard began his career as a health care attorney at a Nashville law firm, where he was head of that firm's Healthcare Working Group.

Howard's contributions extend beyond practicing law. He has served as an adjunct professor of health law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Currently, he serves as an adjunct Professor of Health Care Administration at Trevecca Nazarene University. He also has a long history of involvement in professional associations and bar activities, including being a founding Council member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and serving as its Chair from 1999 to 2000.

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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983)
    • Captain, National Moot Court Team
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1980)
    • Student Body President

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • ABA Board of Governors, Governor; Finance Committee and Investment Sub-Committee, Member (2018 to 2021)
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Member
    • Council for the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (2017 to 2018 and 2022 to Present)
    • Health Law Section, Member; Section Chair (1999 to 2000); Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates (2002 to 2008); Sponsorship Committee Chair (2013 to 2016)
    • Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, Health Law Section Liaison (2006 to 2008)
    • Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, Member (2011 to 2013); Chair (2013 to 2018)
    • Standing Committee on Membership, Section Officer’s Conference Liaison (2001 to 2002)
    • Task Force on Federal Agency Preemption of State Tort Law, Member (2008 to 2010)
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Patron Fellow
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • BNA Health Law Reporter, Advisory Board (2004 to 2018)
  • Federation of American Hospitals
    • Board of Governors, Member (2000 to 2018)
    • Legal and Operations Committee, Member (1998 to 2018); Chair (2011 to 2013)
  • Nashville Bar Association Health Law Committee Chair (1990 to 1991)
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Health Law Section, Member; Newsletter Editor (1989 to 1990)
  • Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2005 to 2021)
    • Board Chair (2005 to 2015)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
    • Alumni Association President (1989 to 1991)
    • Board of Trustees (1996 to 1999 and 2020 to Present)


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