Bruce Frederick Howell

A pioneer in the practice of health law, Bruce Howell is a thought leader in the healthcare industry. Bruce was among the founders of the Dallas (Texas) Bar Association’s Health Law Section and one of the first Board Certified Health Lawyers in Texas. Bruce is also one of 8 attorneys nationally to serve as a founding member of the American Bar Association National Board of Health Lawyers.
Bruce counsels clients on a broad array of health law issues, including reimbursement, fraud and abuse, managed care issues, physician practice management issues and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. He handles cases involving genetics, organ transplant technology, laboratory matters, clinical research and healthcare insurance coverage. Bruce also helps providers and businesses comply with and find financial opportunities in connection with the Affordable Care Act.
Bruce has represented companies and individuals in healthcare governmental investigations and counseled clients in structuring transactions to comply with health law regulatory requirements. He has also created compliance programs and consulted on corporate governance matters and tax enforcement matters in nonprofit tax/healthcare work. Howell is experienced in litigating cases related to healthcare insurance, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) issues, health law regulatory matters, and the Affordable Care Act, and has also served as an expert witness in these areas.
  • American Bar Association National Board of Health Lawyers, Founding Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association Medical Research, Biotechnology and Clinical Ethical Issues Interest Group, Former Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Affordable Care Act Task Force Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Health Law Section, Founder and Former Chair
    State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section, Former Chair
  • French American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Southwest Transplant Alliance, Board of Directors, Former Vice Chair; Governance Committee, Chair
  • University of North Texas School of Medicine, Institutional Review Board, Former Member
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas: former Adjunct Professor at these institutions
  • American Bar Association publication, The Health Lawyer, Vice Chair, Editorial Board; appointed Chair for 2017-2018
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Health Law Exam Commission, Former Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • All Classical Public Media, Inc. (WQAC 89.9), Board of Directors, Former President
  • The Arlington Club, Member
  • The Renaissance Weekends, Hosted by Ambassador and Mrs. Phillip Lader, Invitee
  • DePaul Treatment Centers, Member, Board of Directors (Executive Committee)
  • Business and Corporate
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
State of Reform
July 23, 2018
American Bar Association
Dec 19, 2017
July 7, 2017
Seattle Times
March 8, 2017
Seattle Times
January 7, 2017
The Health Lawyer (American Bar Association)
April 1, 2016
Portland Business Journal
June 25, 2015
The Health Lawyer (American Bar Association)
March 4, 2015
The Health Lawyer (American Bar Association)
Feb 9, 2013
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts (1967)
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor (1974)
University of North Texas
Master of Science, Statistical Genetics (2002)
Oregon State Courts
Texas State Courts
New York State Courts
Washington State Courts
Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Board Certified, Health Law
United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits
United States Supreme Court