Greg Stevens has more than 25 years of experience serving in general counsel, chief compliance officer and other key executive leadership roles at both public and private equity-owned companies within the healthcare and technology industries. Blending sound business judgment and legal perspective, Greg has a strong track record of success in developing and managing legal, compliance and other administrative functions at both growth-oriented and large complex organizations. Applying this knowledge, he works closely with boards of directors and executive management teams on developing strategy to help companies achieve business objectives, manage risk and comply with regulatory requirements. He advises on issues related to the development and implementation of the in-house legal and compliance functions, corporate governance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, regulatory compliance, executive compensation, investor relations, SEC reporting and other related matters.
Greg’s distinguished career has included executive management roles in the following leading companies: Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon Inc.) – Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary; Spheris Inc. – Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer; Luminex Corporation – General Counsel & Secretary; and ENVOY / Quintiles / WebMD – Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Greg was a transactional corporate attorney, with an emphasis in securities law and mergers and acquisitions, at Bass, Berry & Sims. Drawing from his private practice and extensive in-house experience for public and private equity-owned companies, Greg’s practice includes:
- Public Company Advisory – Advising clients related to regulatory matters such as SEC reporting, investor relations and corporate governance. He counsels companies related to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, NYSE and registered debt reporting compliance and other regulatory matters. In his roles, Greg has developed and implemented enterprise-wide corporate governance programs for both NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed public companies as well as publicly traded SEC debt filers.
- Corporate Finance – Counseling companies in debt and equity transactions, including initial public offerings (IPO), senior credit facilities, Rule 144A and registered debt offerings. In 2009, Greg led the then largest healthcare IT IPO in U.S. history following the purchase of Emdeon by General Atlantic Partners and Hellman & Friedman and the subsequent 2011 take-private acquisition of Emdeon by Blackstone.
- Mergers & Acquisitions – Advising public and private companies in connection with key strategic business combinations of all sizes, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and others. In March 2017 while at Change Healthcare, Greg negotiated and managed the joint venture agreement, financing and closing of the business combination with McKesson Technology Solutions in a transaction valued at over $11 billion.
- Private Equity – Managing legal, compliance and other administrative functions for several successful private equity-backed portfolio companies, including Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman; General Atlantic Partners; Towerbrook Capital Partners; Warburg Pincus; and Parthenon Capital. Greg’s experience working with multiple companies and private equity investors at different growth stages has provided him with a unique skill to proactively manage complex strategic business objectives in a practical, efficient and compliant manner and achieve successful outcomes.
- Risk Management & Compliance – Creating corporate compliance and ethics programs, including healthcare regulatory, cybersecurity, privacy, internal audit, FDA and securities law matters. During his career, Greg built and managed four in-house legal and compliance departments for public and private equity-owned companies, all of whom were publicly traded equity and/or registered debt filers. In these capacities, Greg’s responsibilities included the development and implementation of enterprise-wide corporate governance programs; compliance and ethics programs; risk management; contract management; and employment, human resources and intellectual property department management.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
American Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
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Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Managing Editor