Angela Burnette, JD
Angela Burnette focuses her practice on many aspects of health law. She handles health care litigation involving issues such as hospital-physician disputes, hospital licensure and investigation, contract, medical malpractice and peer review, successfully resolving matters at the trial and the appellate level. Ms. Burnette assists hospitals, physicians and other providers with a variety of issues, including those involving medical staff, National Practitioner Data Bank, mental health, surrogate births, minors, duty to warn, do not resuscitate orders, end of life issues and refusal of blood transfusions. She also represents physicians, nurses and other health care providers in state licensing board investigations. Ms. Burnette provides general risk management and compliance advice to health care facilities, providers and health plans. She also advises health care providers and non-health care companies on HIPAA privacy, HIPAA security, and breach notification issues under the HITECH Act and state laws. While at Alston & Bird, she has served as both temporary in-house counsel and as national coordinating counsel for two national health care corporations. She has recently been an invited lecturer at Emory Law School on various health law topics.