Delphine O’Rourke represents health and wellness corporations on issues that are critical to leadership: governance, strategic alliances, and crisis management. She has deep experience advising corporations, their boards of directors and officers, and executive teams on foundational and transformative governance.
In a rapidly changing strategic and legislative landscape, clients call on Delphine for advice and representation in connection with the complex healthcare laws and regulations that shape their relationships along the continuum of care.
Successful boards and executive teams navigate scandal, public scrutiny, and a variety of legal and compliance matters, and Delphine serves as a trusted advisor to resolve the most sensitive issues and mitigate enterprise risk. Whether detangling the impacts of new legislation on her clients’ business and operations, drafting and negotiating intricate contracts that will create competitive advantages in future markets, or educating leaders on health and governance regulations, Delphine’s inside knowledge of the industry and experience with operations adds unique value to her clients’ legal strategies.
Delphine regularly advises boards of directors/trustees and governance leads on conflicts of interest philosophies, policies, procedures and management including focused initiatives to refresh current conflict of interest strategies.
Delphine has particular experience with hospitals and health systems, including serving as Associate General Counsel and on the Senior Leadership Team for the largest non-profit health system in the United States - and as General Counsel and Chief Advocacy Officer of a regional health system in New York.
Delphine is a frequent and sought after speaker on legal issues of interest to the health and wellness industries and on women's leadership and governance.
She is a graduate of Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and of Georgetown University (cum laude).
Contact Delphine at: DORourke@duanemorris.com