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Carl Jean-Baptiste brings decades of experience to Gallagher’s health law, tax exemption, and real estate and business transaction groups. Prior to joining Gallagher, he served as in-house counsel for two of the region’s largest health care systems. As general counsel for a health system with over $400 million in revenue and more than 2,400 employees, he oversaw the system’s legal services, compliance, risk management, government affairs, and privacy functions.

Carl’s health law practice is focused on complex health care transactions, physician joint ventures and affiliations, regulatory compliance, privacy and medical staff matters. He provides solutions-oriented legal advice to health systems, hospitals, post-acute care providers, assisted living facilities and physicians.

Carl also regularly counsels clients in other industries on matters involving nonprofit law, tax exemption, the review and negotiation of construction contracts, project financing, and corporate and commercial law.

From 2011 to 2015, Carl was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he developed the curriculum for and taught an advanced seminar entitled: “Business Aspects of Health Care Law.” He is a current and past (2009) Chair of the Health Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. He presented to the American Bar Association’s Health Law Summit on “Practical Approaches to the Stark Law” and provides educational seminars on legal issues to hospital executives and physicians.

Carl is recognized by Chambers USA 2022 for his work in healthcare law and by Best Lawyers in America 2022 as a leading lawyer in health law.

Civic and Charitable Service

• Bon Secours Community Works Board of Directors, Vice Chair in 2020, Chair in 2023.

• Casey Cares Foundation. Member, Board of Directors, 2005 to 2012.

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Area(s) of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • Loyola University Maryland, MBA, 2008
  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, 1997
  • Lehigh University, BA, 1993

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Society of Heath Care Risk Management