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Mitchell Williams Attorney Megan Hargraves Moderated Panel at the Arkansas Hospital Association 89th Annual Meeting

Shared Real-Life Experiences Representing Hospitals, Physicians and Nurses in Arkansas

October 03, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Attorney Megan Hargraves moderated a panel discussion on recent developments, trends and challenges in legal and risk management at the Arkansas Hospital Association’s 89th Annual Meeting in Little Rock today.

The interactive panel, entitled “Tales from the Trenches: War Stories from the Defense Bar,” featured panelists Michelle Ator, Attorney at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP; Walter Cox, Partner at Cox & Estes, PLLC; and Jason Hendren, Partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP. Panelists shared their real-life experiences representing hospitals, physicians and nurses in Arkansas to help attendees better identify and manage their hospital’s litigation risk and defense strategy.

Hargraves focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, also providing clients with strategic counsel on public policy and implementation issues. She advises hospitals and other healthcare clients on issues related to risk management, quality assurance and regulatory and operational compliance. She advises and represents clients on matters related to the Arkansas Peer Review Fairness Act, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA), Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the False Claims Act, the Stark Act and anti-kickback statutes and other state and federal statutes. Her experience as a litigator representing clients in medical malpractice, products liability, class action and general insurance defense cases makes her a trusted advisor to healthcare industry clients. She continues to represent clients across industries in defense of complex consumer class actions, specializing in cases brought under the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

About Arkansas Hospital Association

The Arkansas Hospital Association is a membership organization that assists its members through collective initiatives which facilitate the integration and improvement of the delivery of healthcare services throughout Arkansas. For nearly 90-years, the AHA has worked for the betterment of hospitals by instituting spirited programs in education, government relations, research and communication.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit