Knicole C. Emanuel is a partner in the Raleigh office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Health Care practice group. For more than 15 years, Ms. Emanuel has maintained a litigation practice, concentrating on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, health care regulatory compliance, administrative law and regulatory law. She understands the intricate Medicare and Medicaid payment system, the unique business of health care providers, the overlay of federal and state Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, and actions of state agencies that affect the way health care entities operate.
Ms. Emanuel has tried over 1,000 administrative cases and has appeared before arbitration panels and in various appellate forums. In addition, she has represented Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, physicians and pharmaceutical companies in complex class actions. She also served as lead counsel in a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Medicaid providers in North Carolina against NCTracks, the system that processes Medicaid claims. In September 2013, she was invited to testify before the New Mexico State Legislature’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee about the ways in which Medicaid audits have affected North Carolina providers, as well as nationwide.
Ms. Emanuel frequently lectures on health care law, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and regulatory compliance for providers, including physicians, home health and hospice, dentists, chiropractors, hospitals and durable medical equipment providers. Ms. Emanuel served as North Carolina Assistant Attorney General in the Health and Public Assistance Section, where she gained a thorough understanding of the Medicaid system that informs her practice today.
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, District of New Mexico
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Christian Legal Society
Kiwanis - Board of Directors
Brotherhood of the Warriors - Board of Directors
Autism Services - Board of Directors