Taber Estes Thorne & Carr's Paul Leslie Named Interim General Counsel for Dallas' Parkland Health & Hospital System

Oct 27, 2010, 15:50 ET from Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC

DALLAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced health care attorney Paul S. Leslie of Dallas' Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC has been named interim general counsel for the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

Mr. Leslie brings more than 20 years of legal expertise to Parkland, including five years as assistant general counsel for a Fortune 500 health care company. His industry experience includes directing and negotiating government inquiries, overseeing and budgeting litigation, and advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues.

"Parkland hospital has played such an important role in our city for more than 100 years," says Mr. Leslie. "I am honored that the board of managers and executive team have entrusted me to help guide Parkland during one of the most dynamic periods for health care change and regulation in our country's history."

In his new role, Mr. Leslie will rely on his extensive health care background to direct Parkland's legal operations and strategies. He will continue his work at Taber Estes Thorne & Carr while serving as the hospital system's full-time general counsel until a permanent general counsel is hired. His six-month term began Oct. 15, 2010.

The arrangement between Parkland and Taber Estes Thorne & Carr represents the latest example of the firm's willingness and ability to provide innovative working arrangements with clients. Since opening in 2008, the firm has built a solid reputation for positive client collaboration, including alternative fee arrangements and the willingness to go the extra mile.

"Paul is one of the nation's best health care lawyers, and I know no one more qualified to help lead Parkland during this transition," says attorney Jane Taber, co-founder of the firm. "We represent clients in diverse industries, and Paul is one of the main reasons our health care expertise is exemplary."

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is one of the few certified women-owned business law firms in Dallas. It features a collaborative team of highly experienced attorneys. In addition to the firm's health care work on behalf of hospitals, physicians, medical practices and other healthcare providers, Taber Estes Thorne & Carr also maintains a vibrant practice representing clients in business litigation, labor and employment law, family law, energy law, construction law, business law, insurance law, bankruptcy and creditors' rights.

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