Phelps Dunbar Expands Regional Health Care Practice with Addition of David "Beau" Haynes in New Orleans

June 05, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – David “Beau” Haynes has joined Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans office as counsel, expanding the firm’s regional health care practice.

Mr. Haynes’ practice focuses on the representation of health care providers addressing legal and regulatory issues, including corporate issues; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; private securities offerings; recruitment and employment contracts; management agreements; compensation arrangements and other matters of general health care law.

Mr. Haynes has specific experience in providing strategic and regulatory guidance regarding provider joint ventures and other health care-related projects including guidance regarding the Stark Law and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Mr. Haynes has also provided counsel to clients in the development and organization of physician practices, physician specialty hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, pharmacies, toxicology laboratories, ambulatory surgery centers, medical office buildings, free-standing emergency departments and diagnostic sleep centers, including the use of private securities offerings as a means of capital formation for such projects.  

Mr. Haynes is an adjunct health law professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and frequently speaks on the topic of health care law. He has presented as a guest lecturer at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and as a national speaker for the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Health Law Section. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Section of both the Texas and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Haynes received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2004, where he was a founding member of the Loyola Health Care Law Organization, and earned his bachelor’s degree in public health from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1999.


With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.