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  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. history (2001) cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D. (2005) with honors


  • Admitted in Texas Only
  • Practicing under the Supervision of D.C. Bar Members

Janet Walker

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2593
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

Janet Walker is a senior counsel in the Washington D.C. office and member of the Health Care Group. She has a deep understanding of federal and state healthcare law and policy as it relates to value-based care and population health initiatives.

Janet has years of experience working for large health systems, namely focusing on payers, managed care, and value-based care. In that capacity, she has advised on both strategic direction and legal requirements related to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health plan operations, Bundled Payment Initiatives, Medicare Advantage, and Direct to Employer Contracting, to name a few. Janet has experience working with insurance departments in Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kansas on several issues, including determining whether new payment models need to be regulated as the business of insurance. Janet’s experience also includes handling complex, regulated entity transactions in the wake of increased value-based care joint ventures. Lastly, Janet has extensive experience advising managed care and insurance entities facing challenges from state and federal administrative agencies.


Admitted to practice: Texas

Janet is admitted in Texas only, practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Advisory Council, Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute
  • Planning Committee, The University of Texas Health Law Conference 
  • Student-Athlete Mentor, The University of Texas Athletics Department 
  • Law Student Mentor, The University of Texas School of Law 
  • Past Board Member, Capital Area Tennis Association 
  • Past Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area 
  • Member, American Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; Texas Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • Represented insurers, managed care organizations, and insurance agencies in insurance regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory agency disputes, and a variety of general and commercial insurance litigation matters.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Considerations Following Biden Administration’s New Vaccine Mandate Initiatives," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 17, 2021). Speakers: Thomas P. Gies, Katie Erno, Janet Walker, Michelle D. Coleman, and Daniel W. Wolff.
  • “2020 Policy and Regulatory Overview,” Healthcare Law and Compliance Institute (March 2020). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “Strategically Positioning your Organization to Survive and Thrive in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment,” Health Care Law and Compliance Institute (March 1, 2019). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “ESPNW, Campus Conversations," The University of Texas at Austin (May 2018). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “National and Texas Trends and Developments for Health Plans and Providers,” The University of Texas Health Law Conference (April 2017). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “Value-Based Care – Contracting and Legal Issues,” The University of Texas System Legal Conference (2017). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “Managed Care: Trends in Medicaid and Commercial Partnerships and Reimbursement,” (May 2016). Presenter: Janet Walker.
  • “The Political Background, Policy Debate, and the Legal Challenges Relating to Health Care Reform,” NFP HR Focus (September 2011). Presenter: Janet Walker.


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