Michael E. Jenkins
PEOPLE

Michael E. Jenkins

Senior Attorney
jenkins.michael@dorsey.com

Overview

MIKE SERVES CLIENTS IN HIGHLY REGULATED INDUSTRIES INCLUDING HEALTH CARE AND GAMING AS THEY PURSUE OPPORTUNITIES AND GUARD AGAINST RISK.

Mike works to get to know their needs and their businesses so that he can help them assess legal risk and business opportunity in a practical way that is tailored to their individual needs. Mike works hard to distill the legal requirements related to a situation into business choices that allow his clients to act. Solid legal advice matters but so does timeliness, Mike works hard to provide both.

Mike grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in Art History. Prior to attending law school, he worked for over ten years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where he helped lead projects that improved the business operations of the museum through the use of information technology. Mike was also a small business owner for a couple of years running a consulting business that helped museums address change.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with Distinction, 2013), Donald P. Lay Faculty Recognition Award for Distinctive Contributions to the College of Law Community; Boyd Service Award – Highest Honors; Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence; Faculty Award for Academic Excellence

Grinnell College (B.A., Art History, 1998)

Admissions

  • Iowa

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Lead buyer-side counsel for private equity acquisition of multi-office mental health therapy practice in Iowa
  • Prepared, negotiated, and settled federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act self-disclosure with US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa
  • Represent buyers and sellers of small to medium sized dental practices
  • Complete investigations, patient notices, and breach notifications related to HIPAA security breaches
  • Advise healthcare clients on working through monitoring and investigations from disability rights organizations/protection and advocacy groups
  • Work with Iowa-licensed professionals (physicians, nurses, dentists) to achieve positive outcomes in board disciplinary matters
  • Served as local Iowa counsel for merger of publicly-traded regional gaming corporations
  • Shepherded Iowa sports wagering applications through regulatory process resulting in first to market success for Iowa casino operators

News & Resources

Industries & Practices

  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Digital Health
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Salisbury House Foundation – Board Member
  • Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – Board Member

Accolades

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star – Health Care, 2019
Michael E. Jenkins