Gail N Friend

Gail N. Friend


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  • 'The Anatomy of EMTALA: A Litigator's Guide,' St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, 463, 1994
  • 'Confidentiality of Health Care Information in the Computer Age
  • A Litigator's Perspective
  • 'Journal of Health Care Risk Management, Summer 1995
  • 'The New Rules of Show and Tell
  • Identifying and Protecting the Peer Review and Medical Committee Privileges,
  • '49 Baylor Law Review, 607, 1997
  • 'Nursing Today and Tomorrow,' Today's Nurse, The Health Channel, April 1999
  • 'Major Litigation Considerations for Risk Management,' Hospital Management International, 1999
  • Firm case citations in O'Connor's, Texas Rules and Civil Trials, And Texas Civil Appeals, 2002–. present

Outside Articles

'On the Frontlines of Innovation: Executives weigh in on big tech, barriers to innovation and the future of healthcare'

'Health Care/System Redesign'

Clinical Education

  • Northwestern University, R.N.
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S.
  • University of Texas, M.S., Health Care Administration
  • South Texas College of Law-Doctor of Jurisprudence , Cum Laude, Order of Lytae University of Texas - MS Nursing & Health Care Administration

Law School

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983

Admitted To Practice Law

  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • Missouri (inactive)
  • Wisconsin (inactive)
  • Colorado (inactive)
  • Florida (pro hac vice)
  • Mississippi (pro hac vice)
  • Oklahoma (pro hac vice)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Certification American Board Professional Liability Attorneys

Law Practice

  • Friend & Associates, Houston, Texas, 1992– Present
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, Medical Malpractice, General Litigation and Health Law Sections, 1983–1992.
  • Consultant, Health Care Quality Assurance and Risk Management, 1981– Present

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