Professor Nicie Pratt

Nicie Pratt Adjunct Professor (2011)

Nicie Pratt currently serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the Texas and New Mexico region for the St. Joseph Health System of Orange, CA. She works as the primary in-house legal counsel to Covenant Health System. She offers assistance on a broad range of health care and corporate legal matters including EMTALA, Fraud & Abuse, business transactions, Medicare regulations, non-profit status, medical staff matters, and patient consent issues.

Before attending law school, Nicie began work with the Covenant Medical Group in 1996 as its Business Services Manager and then Compliance Director where she created and implemented the Compliance Program, provided CME to physicians regarding coding and documentation guidelines and offered guidance regarding HIPAA and CMS regulatory compliance including fraud and abuse and false claims.


B.A., Southern Methodist University

J.D., Texas Tech University


Health Care and Bioethics Mediation Clinic