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Adam H. Laughton guides health care providers through the new regulations, heavy enforcement, and reimbursement challenges that define the highly regulated health care industry. He helps clients navigate complex regulations, potential investigations, as well as enforcement. Adam works with providers to develop custom legal strategies for doing business in an ever-changing industry.

Adam advises a wide range of clients and providers within the health care space, including facilities, physicians, pharmacies, laboratories, and other service providers. He also advises startups, entrepreneurs, and provider joint ventures.

Adam’s experience is centered on 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.

Adam has handled dozens of transactions in the health care space, ranging in size up to $1 billion. He has also been part of the defense of multiple False Claims Act investigations in almost every sector of the health care industry.


  • 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

  • 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