Leslie D. Parker

Rhode Island

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345
United States

Tel: 401.427.6242

Email: lparker@apslaw.com
Web: www.apslaw.com

Leslie Parker is a Shareholder in the Providence, RI office of Adler Pollock & Sheehan where she focuses her practice on health care law and commercial litigation.

Leslie has significant experience in representing health care clients before state and federal regulatory agencies, including in Change in Effective Control and Certificate of Need proceedings and throughout Hospital Conversions Act review.

Leslie also routinely guides health care providers in matters relating to Medicare and Medicaid, professional liability, and appeals of state and federal survey results. Leslie employs her extensive knowledge of the health care industry when representing providers and other entities in business disputes and before state and federal regulatory agencies.

Leslie’s litigation practice encompasses a wide array of matters that include health care litigation, contractual claims, business torts, employment discrimination, banking laws, fraud, and administrative law.  Leslie regularly represents clients in a wide variety of industries in both state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She has successfully guided clients through all stages of proceedings, including dispositive motions, both jury and bench trials, and appellate proceedings

Honors, Awards & Recognitions
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Health Care Law.
  • 40 Under Forty, Providence Business News, 2022.
  • Professional Excellence in the Law, Health Care, Rhode Island Monthly 2019 – 2023.
  • Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2014 – 2023, by the publishers of Super Lawyers.
  • Leslie has guided clients through multiple Hospital Conversion Act reviews. Significantly, she successfully represented the Transacting Parties in the Hospital Conversions Act review of a national health system’s change in ownership before the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island Office of Attorney General.
  • Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Leslie advised healthcare facilities and providers, as well as some of the largest Rhode Island employers, regarding COVID-19 regulatory and vaccine requirements.
  • Leslie defended a major health care insurer in a lawsuit alleging tort claims and an antitrust conspiracy to prevent an out-of-state hospital system from entering Rhode Island.
  • Leslie has obtained numerous successful results on behalf of nursing facilities appealing civil monetary penalties in both the informal dispute resolution process and before Administrative Law Judges.
  • Leslie assisted in successfully defending the certificate of need approval for a licensed organized ambulatory care facility providing radiation therapy services before the Rhode Island Superior Court and Rhode Island Supreme Court.
  • Leslie and her colleagues represented three community behavioral health centers in successfully appealing the recoupment of significant government funding before an administrative hearing officer.
  • Leslie has successfully defended health care providers in numerous regulatory and licensing proceedings.
  • Leslie obtained summary judgment on behalf of one of the largest privately held companies in the United States on land use and environmental claims.
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association.
  • Secretary, Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
  • Former Young Lawyers Committee Chair, Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
  • Fellow, Rhode Island Bar Foundation.
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Foundation.

With deep industry experience and legal and regulatory savvy, the AP&S Health Care team assists clients in a wide range of health care matters, from mergers and acquisitions and equipment leasing to joint ventures, licensing, regulation and litigation. We deliver timely and on-target legal service that helps you close deals, minimize taxes, avoid costly disputes and boost your bottom line.

Areas of Concentration
  • Civil and criminal investigations
  • Day-to-day prevention counseling on all health care matters
  • Financing and financial restructuring
  • Hospital alignment strategies
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory compliance

Adler Pollock & Sheehan (AP&S) is a New England law firm representing local, national and international clients in a wide range of complex legal matters. From the boardroom, to the courtroom, to the halls of government, our attorneys take on the toughest challenges and deliver results. Our attorneys will listen to you and respond with the right strategy. We are experienced advocates who care about your business, not just your legal issues.

Since 1960, we have been committed to providing clients with the highest levels of legal services through a wide variety of practice areas in our four office locations: Providence and Newport, RI, Boston, MA and Manchester, NH. We represent interests across a broad spectrum of industries and a diverse client base, ranging from large and small companies to families and individuals.

Recognizing that today’s complex legal needs often transcend geographic boundaries, we offer clients access to top-quality counsel across the United States and abroad. AP&S is proud of its selection as the sole Rhode Island member of two prominent law firm networks: SCG Legal and US Law Network Inc. Membership in these networks is by invitation only to select firms that have demonstrated quality service and industry leadership. These strategic relationships allow AP&S to call upon resources all over the world to serve our clients to the utmost expectations. Member firms of these law firm networks practice independently and are not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.