A third-generation attorney, Evangeline (Evie) O. Lalangas took an early interest in health care and studied global public health in undergrad. From her first-generation Greek immigrant parents, she learned about Greek philosophy, ethics, law, and the importance of articulating well-reasoned positions. Her family inspired her interest in law, and her early experiences as a volunteer at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital sparked her lifelong interest in health care. Evie relishes the opportunity to partner with the firm’s clients in a field where results are tangible and the ultimate goal is to keep people healthy.
Evie brings an insider’s perspective to the firm’s health care and business services expertise. Having both a J.D. and Masters of Public Health, and having worked for health-related nonprofits and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she understands not only the legal issues surrounding health care industry but also the policy and business concerns. Her unique vantage point gives her an intimate understanding of our clients’ perspectives, and enables her to help them achieve their goals, both in the health care field and beyond.
Outside of work, Evie enjoys running, spending time outdoors, going to concerts and playing piano. She is currently learning guitar. She also enjoys traveling, having studied abroad in France and having spent many summers with her family in Greece.
The George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs, 2005
National Scottish Rite Foundation Four-Year Merit Scholar
Saint Louis University, J.D./M.P.H.-Health Policy, 2013
ADMISSIONS AND HONORS
Co-Founder and 2016 President of the Texas Health Lawyers Association
SLU Journal of Health Law & Policy, Lead Editor
SLU Law Academic Excellence Award, 2011, 2012
National Public Health Law Conference Scholarship Recipient & Poster Presenter, 2012
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Intern, 2012
Irvin and Maggie Dagen Public Interest Fellowship Fund Recipient, 2011
Caruth J. Wagner M.D. Fellowship Foundation Recipient, 2011
Texas State Bar Admittance, 2013
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Attorney’s Serving the Community; Underwriting Committee Member
ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS
Co-Speaker with Jay Reyero, Business and Health Care and the Practice of Law in Texas, Oklahoma City University School of Law-Texas Legal Society, Oklahoma City, OK
Speaker, The Affordable Care Act, Uncompensated Care, and How it Will Impact Your Physician Client Practices, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section Monthly Meeting
Author, “Rate Review Requirements in Health Care Reform: Increased Information May Improve Consumer Decision-making,” Missouri Budget Project, available at Rate Review Requirements
Author, “Maintenance of Effort Requirements Ensure Health Insurance During Tough Economic Times,” Missouri Budget Project, available at Maintenance of Effort Requirements Ensure Health Insurance During Tough Economic Times