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Adam H. Laughton guides health care providers and other parties through the complexities of health care transactions, including inevitable regulatory questions, licensing, payor enrollment and many other issues. Adam has handled transactions involving a wide variety of providers and facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, behavioral health providers and freestanding emergency rooms, as well as physician practices and other entrepreneurs in the health care space. These transactions have included deals as large as $1 billion, and are located in a wide variety of locations around the United States.

Adam’s experience also includes regulatory and compliance matters, such as HIPAA, Stark/Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and state law issues. He advises businesses on corporate and transactional matters ranging from reorganizations and mergers to the development of complex organizational and contractual structures and joint ventures. Adam has advised companies in many stages of their lifecycle on both regulatory and transactional issues, including start-up companies utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence regarding applications of HIPAA to their operations.

As part of his work with health care providers and in conjunction with his transactional and regulatory work, Adam assists providers with internal investigations of compliance matters, including False Claims Act investigations and Stark self-disclosures to the OIG. Adam has worked with providers dealing with payor audits and other reimbursement issues, including Medicare appeals and No Surprises Act disputes.


  • Stark/Anti-Kickback
  • False Claims Act



  • Represented owners of an ambulatory surgery center in sale to a national hospital and health system chain.°
  • Represented family planning and women's health clinic in a variety of internal investigations and compliance matters.°
  • Represented physician practice in consolidation and merger.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Laughton prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Summer Clerk, Utah Supreme Court, 2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2024
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Health Law Section
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Tahirih Justice Center, 2012-Present
  • Co-Chair, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Houston Election Protection, Leadership Committee, 2012-Present


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2008
    • Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
  • B.A., Duke University, 2005
  • Texas
  • Spanish