Mary Beth F. Johnston - K&L Gates

Mary Beth F. Johnston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999

Ms. Johnston is the Administrative Partner of the Research Triangle Park office and the co-leader of the firm’s health care practice group. She concentrates her practice exclusively in health law, representing academic medical centers, hospital systems, managed care contracting organizations, long-term care and home care providers, and a wide array of ancillary service providers. As a result of this diversified practice, her proficiency extends to federal and state regulatory compliance matters, including HIPAA and general telehealth compliance, physician self-referral law issues, provider network development and managed care, and health care operational issues, including Certificates of Need, medical staff credentialing, and provider-based entity issues. She likewise maintains an active transactional practice and continues to represent providers on tax-exempt financing matters. Since 2008, Ms. Johnston has served on the firm's Management Committee and between 2010 and 2012 she served on the firm's Executive Committee.

University of North CarolinaBA Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Of the many attorneys that I have had the opportunity to work with, Mary Beth Johnston is one of the finest and sharpest attorneys that I know. Clearly, Mary Beth is intelligent, but she is also uniquely skilled in working with her clients to find proactive legal solutions. Not only is she a subject matter expert in health care law, Mary Beth also offers diverse expertise in many other areas of the law, i.e., HR, business, financial, etc. I would highly recommend Mary Beth."

"Mary Beth Johnston, who leads K&L Gates' Health Care team, is an incredible, intelligent, knowledgeable, skilled attorney -- not just in health care, but in any area of the law in which you have a question. Mary Beth is one of the finest attorneys that I have ever had the fortune of knowing and working with."

-Lou Patalano
Cape Fear Valley Health System

"Mary Beth Johnston is excellent to work with. She is our "go-to" person for all our healthcare legal questions. She is always available to offer sound and practical advice on healthcare issues."

-Bernadette Spong
Chief Financial Officer
Rex Healthcare

"Mary Beth Johnston is one of the many attorneys that I have had the privilege of working with over the years. She is one of the most intelligent, skilled, knowledgeable, kinds, client-focused and caring attorneys I know. Mary Beth has a diverse knowledge base that covers numerous legal specialties, and I would absolutely recommend her."

-Lou Patalano
Cape Fear Valley Health System

Office Location

430 Davis Drive, Suite 400
Morrisville, NC 27560
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Raleigh Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Raleigh Metro Area
Mary Beth F. Johnston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mary Beth F. Johnston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Health Care Law