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E. Bahati Mutisya

Raleigh | 919.835.4686
Fax | 919.834.4564

Bahati Mutisya represents health care providers in legal proceedings and helps them navigate complex regulatory requirements. Her clients include hospitals, behavioral health providers, hospice providers, and assisted living facilities.

Bahati has experience with Medicaid and Medicare regulations and audits, including defending clients who have received recoupment and termination notices from those programs. She has also represented providers before managed care organizations and the Office of Administrative Hearings on issues related to licensure, pre-payment review, and post-payment review. In addition, Bahati advises psychiatric hospitals on compliance with state and federal rules related to caring for the mentally ill and guardianship issues. She has represented hospitals in involuntary commitment hearings in district court.

Bahati is currently an adjunct professor teaching health care compliance in the Master of Studies in Law program at Wake Forest University School of Law. Her course covers health care compliance topics and laws, progressing from the basics of a compliance program to specific issues facing the health care industry.

Outside of health care, Bahati has counseled private businesses and local governments in regulatory issues and civil litigation. Bahati has significant experience representing clients before governing bodies and elected officials to persuasively advocate for her clients’ positions. She has also assisted municipalities with land use regulation, advised real estate developers on compliance with local zoning laws, and defended developers in real property litigation.

Before joining Parker Poe, she clerked for the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, who is currently the chief judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Bahati is a previous summer associate at Parker Poe. She also served as a summer law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review and as a summer law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Immigration Litigation.

Bahati earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, president of the Immigration Law Society, and secretary and mock trial team member for the Black Law Students Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration with honors from Carnegie Mellon University.

Before attending law school, she taught calculus supplemental instruction sessions for freshman calculus students at Carnegie Mellon University in Doha, Qatar.

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Honors & Awards

  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018
  • Wake Forest University School of Law’s E. McGruder Faris Memorial Award for exhibiting the highest standards of character, leadership, and scholarship.


  • Raleigh Housing Authority, Board of Commissioners, 2019-present
  • Meals on Wheels Wake County, Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.