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Health care litigator Mackenzie Wallace joins Thompson Coburn in Dallas

January 19, 2021

Health care litigator Mackenzie Wallace has joined Thompson Coburn’s Dallas office as a partner. She previously was a partner at Thompson & Knight.

Mackenzie is an experienced trial attorney who represents health care entities and other businesses and directors in high-stakes litigation. She has an extensive track record representing hospitals and health care providers in coverage and reimbursement disputes, fraud and civil RICO matters, and government investigations.

Mackenzie additionally advises hospitals and health care entities on the full range of legal and operational issues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work on reimbursement and coverage issues has helped hospitals preserve their revenue streams and ensure they can provide uninterrupted care during the ongoing public health emergency.

She also represents corporations and directors in various industries on shareholder and securities litigation, corporate and shareholder rights, director and officer litigation, merger litigation, and white-collar criminal litigation. She has helped clients navigate class actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and securities fraud and advised companies and individual directors facing DOJ and SEC investigations. Mackenzie also has represented Receivers in multiple SEC receivership actions.

“Mackenzie is a strong litigator who has oral advocacy and trial strategy skills that take other practitioners decades to develop,” said Nicole Williams, managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s Dallas office. “She has an incredible eye for detail and excels at building relationships with clients and professionals throughout our legal community. Mackenzie has served as a key advisor to health care clients during a critical time in their existence, and her antitrust and securities experience is a fantastic addition to our litigation strengths in Dallas.”

A lifelong Texan, Mackenzie comes from a proud family of lawyers, including her father and two sisters. She earned her J.D., a B.B.A. in Accounting, and an M.A. in Taxation at Baylor University. During law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Martin Hoffman in Dallas’ 68th District Court.

“I’m excited to start the new year as a partner at Thompson Coburn,” said Mackenzie. “Between the strong camaraderie of the Firm’s new Dallas office, its outstanding national health care practice, and the strength and stability of the Firm as a whole, Thompson Coburn is the perfect place for me to continue my work on behalf of hospitals and health care entities, and companies and directors facing white-collar litigation.”

Mackenzie is a past president of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a steering committee member for Dallas’ prestigious Cattle Baron’s Ball, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.