Seamus Taylor

Seamus Taylor



Seamus advises clients from across the healthcare industry on transactional and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining Dorsey, Seamus worked in the corporate department of a regional law firm in Des Moines.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2022), with distinction

University of Iowa College of Public Health (Master of Public Health, 2019)

Vassar College (A.B., 2017)


  • Iowa


  • Advised critical access hospital on fraud and abuse implications of provider independent contractor arrangement
  • Drafted legal opinion discussing risks of proposed private payor strategic initiatives
  • Counseled ambulatory surgical center on structuring physician ownership to comply with federal law and agency guidance
  • Advised multi-specialty clinic on payment issues with an out-of-state insurance company
  • Negotiated payor agreements and reviewed for compliance with client policies

News & Resources


HHS OCR Settles HIPAA Investigation with Business Associate for $350,000
  • “Artificial Intelligence: Attempts at developing an ethical approach for its use in insurance” (co-author), in Research Handbook on International Insurance Law & Regulations (2nd ed.), (coming 2023).
  • Carbon Capture and Storage Pipelines as a Short-Term CO2 Reduction Strategy for Iowa”, selected as a winning paper of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ law student writing competition, 2022.
  • “Promoting Quality of Life and Safety in Assisted Living: A Survey of State Monitoring and Enforcement Agents” (co-author), in Medical Care Research and Review, 2021.

Events & Speaking Engagements

  • “Staying Secure: Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures Under the HIPAA Security Rule” (co-presenter), Iowa Hospital Association webinar, 2023.
  • “Open, Closed, and Public Meeting Procedures” (co-presenter), Iowa Hospital Association webinar, 2023.

Industries & Practices

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Transactions & Regulations

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Early Career Representative, Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group, American Bar Association Health Law Section


  • Boyd Service Award (University of Iowa College of Law, 2022)
  • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Employment Law (University of Iowa College of Law, 2021)
  • Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Climate Change Law & Policy (University of Iowa College of Law, 2022)
  • Milford E. Barnes Award for service and academic excellence (University of Iowa College of Public Health, 2019)
Seamus Taylor