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Denise Hanna

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Practice Areas

Denise E. Hanna, Co-Chair of Locke Lord LLP’s Health Care Practice Group and Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office, concentrates her legal practice on representing health insurance companies, managed care organizations and their intermediaries in a range of regulatory and transactional matters. Denise’s legal experience includes lead roles in mergers and acquisitions for both strategic and financial buyers and sellers, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, internal restructures, change of control regulatory proceedings, managed care and provider contracting and commercial transactions. Denise’s experience also includes representation of clients which offer, participate in or support commercial, managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage health plans.

Denise is a frequent speaker and writer on health reform and health law topics. Denise is a member of her Firm's Board of Directors and the former Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

Professional Memberships

Denise has served in various leadership roles for the ABA Health Law Section, including having recently concluded a three-year term on that Section’s governing Council. Denise continues to serve as Co-Chair of its Health Reform Task Force.


Among other honors, Denise has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law (2016-2020) and recognized by Chambers USA for Health Care (2017-2019).