Mary Lang is an Assistant General Counsel at GeneralCounselWest, PC. She has thirteen years of experience representing and advising healthcare clients, including hospitals, providers, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and veterinary practices. Her practice at GeneralCounselWest focuses on healthcare operations, contracts, and acquisitions, as well as regulatory and pre-litigation matters. Mary develops best practices and negotiates agreements covering a wide range of operational issues for healthcare clients, including professional services, employment, research, teaching, payor, and vendor agreements. She has represented clients in several multi-million-dollar transactions by navigating corporate practice of medicine issues, structuring new corporate entities, drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, and developing and managing the due diligence process. Mary also advises clients on equity matters and drafts resolutions and agreements pertaining to the issuance and transfer of equity. Through her work at GeneralCounselWest, Mary has gained extensive experience serving as in-house counsel covering both operations and acquisitions when clients have needed coverage during leaves of absence.
Prior to GeneralCounselWest, Mary practiced for seven years at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, a leading international law firm. At Gibson Dunn, Mary gained significant experience representing and advising some of the largest companies in the world facing complex legal issues. She worked with clients across industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, and retail, on employment, regulatory, class action, antitrust, and general litigation matters. Mary also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mary earned her law degree with highest honors in 2008 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also was active in Pepperdine’s moot court program, winning best brief and oralist awards while prevailing in final round oral arguments before Chief Justice John Roberts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Political Science with highest honors in 2005 from Westminster College.
Mary is a member of the California bar, and is admitted to practice in the US District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, as well as the US Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits.