Donna P. Bergeson

Location: Atlanta - GA

  • One Atlantic Center
    1201 West Peachtree Street Suite 4900
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
  • Tel : 404.881.7278
  • Fax : 404.881.7777

Health care providers and suppliers rely on Donna to provide regulatory compliance counsel, governance advice, and litigation assistance during government and internal investigations. She uses her knowledge of health care coding and provider operations to arrive at practical and efficient resolutions of disputes, but will also aggressively litigate when common ground cannot be found.

Donna Bergeson is a health care lawyer and former leader of Alston & Bird’s Health Care Group. She is a past leader of Alston & Bird’s governing body, known as its Partners’ Committee and also leads Alston & Bird’s Investment Committee. Donna focuses her practice on regulatory compliance for academic medical facilities, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Donna made partner as a litigator at Alston & Bird and thereafter transitioned to a practice in health care to follow client demand.

Donna has been identified as a “Leading US Health Care Lawyer” by Euromoney, recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2010 and listed in Georgia Super Lawyers since 2006. She became certified as a procedural coder in 2001 by the American Academy of Professional Coders to facilitate communication with coding and billing staff on compliance engagements and representations of health care providers defending government investigations.

Donna teaches health law as an adjunct faculty member of Emory University School of Law and is a past faculty member of the Atlanta College of Trial Advocacy. She frequently writes and speaks on compliance- and life sciences-related issues to legal and professional organizations across the country.


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