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Deborah S. Stern

Raleigh | 919.835.4053
Fax | 919.834.4564

Deb Stern represents health care clients in a wide range of administrative proceedings, regulatory matters, and litigation. Her practice includes Certificate of Need (CON) matters; Medicaid and Medicare regulations and audits; representation of medical providers before professional licensure boards including the North Carolina Medical Board and North Carolina Board of Nursing; health care facility licensure, surveys, and certification issues; representing providers in involuntary commitment hearings, and advising on HIPAA and other privacy laws.

Deb particularly enjoys guiding clients on health care compliance issues and risk mitigation. As an experienced litigator with extensive experience representing health care entities and providers in court, Deb uses her knowledge of litigation risks and strategies to advise clients on minimizing litigation exposure. She earned a Certificate in Health Care Compliance from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Early in her legal career, Deb honed her advocacy skills litigating on behalf of indigent clients as an attorney at non-profit legal services organizations in New York. She maintains an active pro bono practice at Parker Poe.

In law school, Deb served as Executive Editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.

Deb is Swiss-American. She speaks German and Spanish.

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2022


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys, Education Committee Member; Governance & Planning Committee Member