Yvonne K. Puig

U.S. Chief Integration Partner, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Norton Rose Fulbright

Ms. Puig has a substantial commercial litigation practice in both state and federal courts. She represents large health systems, medical schools, institutional health care providers, for profit educational companies, and managed care organizations across the US. 

A partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Austin office, Ms. Puig’s practice involves commercial and health care litigation, antitrust, regulatory and compliance advice, crisis and risk management, administrative law, and products liability. 

She advises governing boards on a variety of compliance topics and has extensive experience in a variety of health industry regulatory and compliance matters, including Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), credentialing, peer review, due process hearings, government regulatory investigations, The Joint Commission accreditation and compliance. Ms. Puig has represented defendants in Qui Tam/False Claims Act actions and related investigations. Ms. Puig has extensive experience in the representation of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), including IRB liability regarding provider arrangements and clinical trials. 

 Ms. Puig is a frequent author and speaker on legal issues regarding social media, board governance, health care and life sciences. 


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1978 
  • BA, High Honors, Psychology, The University of Texas, 1975 
  • Yvonne was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1978; the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas in 1980; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit in 1985, and numerous federal courts. 

Memberships and activities 

  • Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board for Law360 – 2017 – 2019 
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Healthcare, Chambers & Partners, 2005 – 2019 
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Industry focus – Healthcare: Service Providers, The Legal 500, 2016 – 2019 
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Industry focus – Healthcare: Life Sciences, The Legal 500, 2016, 2019 
  • Acritas Star, Acritas, 2017 – 2019 
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 1991 – 2019 
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2019 
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