Courtney is a business litigator and trusted partner for clients faced with complex commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis in the managed care industry. She prides herself on working to truly understand each client’s unique business challenges and ultimate goals, in addition to overall legal strategy. She counsels clients at all stages of disputes or anticipated issues, whether already in active litigation or in anticipation of contested proceedings. Courtney also has substantial trial and arbitration experience and a proven track record of effectively and aggressively advocating for her clients when pretrial resolution is not possible.
While the range of business disputes Courtney has worked on over the years crosses many industries, she has specialized expertise in managed care litigation. On a daily basis, Courtney represents managed care clients—including group insurers, plan administrators, third-party claim administrators and employers—in lawsuits and arbitrations, both as plaintiffs and defendants. She has handled cases involving disputes over medical benefits, claim billing and payment, provider disputes, fraud and other health plan-related issues. Courtney is skilled in managing jurisdictional, discovery and standard of review issues unique to ERISA and other healthcare cases.
As part of her managed care practice, Courtney represents her clients in federal and state lawsuits, as well as confidential arbitrations, including disputes surrounding provider agreements, as well as provider overpayment, surprise billing and fraudulent billing schemes. Courtney’s skill at managing complex managed care disputes includes significant experience with claims data management and medical coding and billing issues, as well as privacy issues unique to the health care industry, including HIPAA and other state and federal privacy laws.
Aside from Courtney’s managed care expertise, she has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation, arbitration and counseling matters, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, business torts, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, real estate litigation, deceptive trade practices, products liability, privacy and fraud. In her practice, Courtney is known for her exceptional skills and experience in managing complex litigation and complicated discovery challenges.
Courtney has been named four times to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” and honored with the “Rising Star” designation seven times by Texas Super Lawyers. The National Diversity Counsel and Healthcare Diversity Counsel also named her one of the Top 25 Multicultural Leaders in Healthcare in Houston in 2019.
Courtney received her JD from Vanderbilt Law School and her BA from Louisiana State University.
Updated June 2021