David W. Gee

PartnerDavis Wright Tremaine, LLPSeattle, WA
David Gee

Bio: David Gee has nearly 30 years of experience representing clinical, molecular and pathology labs nationwide, with over a decade as in-house counsel for three of the nation’s largest clinical labs. Gee not only serves as outside general counsel to many lab clients, but also assists clients with a wide range of legal matters, including over $1 Billion in strategic transactions (lab mergers and acquisitions and hospital-lab joint ventures), routine contract drafting and negotiations, and day-to-day guidance on applicable federal and state fraud and abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, HIPAA and health care privacy laws, and CLIA certification and state lab licensure rules. His work also includes helping lab clients to develop and maintain effective compliance programs. With his firm’s many specialists, Gee also helps to defend lab clients against criminal and civil health care fraud and abuse investigations as well as Medicare, Medicaid and private health plan audits.

Graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he was articles editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, Gee served as a law clerk for Associate Chief Justice I. Daniel Stewart of the Utah Supreme Court. He is a member of the Washington and California Bar Associations. He regularly speaks and writes on legal and regulatory issues facing the clinical lab industry.