Rebecca A. Brommel

Rebecca A. Brommel




Becki is always ready to present the strongest case for each client, and yet also finds it important to explore solutions that make sense, even if that does not include filing a lawsuit. Becki regularly assists health care providers, including nursing homes and continuing care communities, pharmacies and pharmacists, doctors, dentists, nurses, veterinarians and other professionals, with professional licensing board matters, regulatory citations and regulatory compliance. These matters often involve negotiating with government agencies, including the applicable licensing boards, the Department of Inspections and Appeals, the Department of Human Services and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), among others. Becki also handles a significant number of judicial review proceedings arising out of healthcare regulatory matters, including, but not limited to Certificate of Need decisions.

Becki assists providers with commercial or payment disputes with insurers, including managed care organizations, contractors and patients. She has significant experience in assisting nursing facilities with collection efforts, including assessing options for resident Medicaid coverage, pursuing involuntary discharges and filing lawsuits to collect past due amounts. Becki has handled non-compete and non-solicitation litigation for all types of businesses, including requests for injunctive relief. Becki also has experience in litigating commercial and contract disputes for all types of businesses.

In addition, Becki has experience in medical staff peer review and credentialing procedures, including developing or improving hearing processes. She also has experience in government procurement or request for proposal matters, including both challenging and defending government awards.

In addition to her health law-related experience, Becki has experience in regulatory and litigation matters for the agriculture sector. She has handled professional licensing board disputes for veterinarians as well as administrative hearings involving the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Becki has taken numerous cases to trial or administrative hearing, and has significant experience in appellate briefing and oral arguments. She has assisted numerous nursing home clients with the Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) procedures available to them during the state and federal citation process. She can help lead clients through receipt of a subpoena to an appeal and everything in between, as well as helping healthcare and other businesses assess their policies and practices to help reduce their litigation risks.

Education & Admissions

Drake University Law School (J.D., 2001), Highest Honors; Order of the Coif; Dwight D. Opperman Scholar

Drake University (B.A., Political Science and Sociology, 1998), magna cum laude


  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit


  • English


Representative Experience

  • Represented skilled nursing facility involving a citation arising out “granny cam” footage and received favorable informal dispute resolution outcome
  • Represented skilled nursing facility and successfully challenged citation regarding pressure sores
  • Represented dentist challenging dental managed care organization contract termination
  • Represented dentist challenging state fair hearing rights on behalf of patients
  • Represented nursing facilities in involuntary discharge proceedings
  • Represented nursing facilities to collect past due amounts and obtain judgments on property
  • Represented hospitals challenging Certificate of Need decisions
  • Regularly represent dentists, doctors, nurses, pharmacies, pharmacists, veterinarians and other health law professionals responding to investigatory requests for information or statement of charges from professional boards or other agencies
  • Represented whitetail deer farmer challenging restrictions of Department of Natural Resources and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after positive disease testing, including arguing case before Iowa Supreme Court
  • Represented core Iowa Medicaid contractor challenging Iowa Medicaid Enterprise procurement or request for proposal award and successfully overturned award due to irregularities in process

Industries & Practices

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa Board President
  • Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa Des Moines More than Pink Walk Committee Member
  • Pink Tractor Foundation, Inc. Board President
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Community Leadership Program 2007
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Board Member 2009-2013
  • Polk County Women Attorneys, Member; Board Member 2006-2008
  • Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 Award Recipient 2012


  • Named a Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Health Care Law, 2023
  • Listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2020-2024

Chambers 2022Chambers USA 2021

  • Chambers and Partners in area of Litigation: General Commercial, 2021-2022
  • Super Lawyers Top-Rated Business Litigation Attorney
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Dr. Conaway Disability Rights Team), 2021
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in area of Litigation – Health Care

         Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021


  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2022
  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021
Rebecca A. Brommel