Gina M. Kastel

Vice Chair and Chief Operating Partner

Overview

Gina Kastel’s mission as vice chair and chief operating partner is to ensure FaegreBD brings together the right people, expertise and technology to deliver excellent results and value for clients. She believes in the power of connection and collaboration to improve outcomes, maximize impact and make work fun. Gina sees the changes in the legal profession as opportunities and seeks to unleash the creative energy of colleagues to drive innovative solutions for the firm and its clients. Gina serves on the firm’s management board and executive committee and previously led the firm’s health care group.
In her legal practice, Gina helps health care and nonprofit organizations navigate regulatory complexity and manage legal risk. She takes a pragmatic, business-focused approach to client counseling and advising.

Health Care and Exempt Organizations Expertise

In the health care space, Gina advises on:
  • Health information privacy and security.
  • Compliance with fraud and abuse prevention laws, including the federal Anti-Kickback statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, Physician Payments Sunshine Act and similar state laws.
  • Compliance with facility and individual practitioner licensure requirements
  • Internal investigations and actions brought by the Office of Inspector General, Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights and Minnesota Attorney General.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and forming and restructuring joint ventures, subsidiaries and other affiliates.
Gina counsels exempt organizations on:
  • Maintaining tax-exempt status, complying with the private foundation excise tax rules and avoiding excess benefit transactions.
  • Charitable solicitation laws.
  • Corporate transactions, including the formation of for-profit and nonprofit subsidiaries.
  • IRS audits.
  • Corporate governance, fiduciary duties, executive compensation and managing conflicts of interest.
  • Administration of endowment funds and other restricted gifts.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Education

Harvard Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (1999)

Trinity College, Dublin
(1993)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa (1992)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • IRS Tax-Exempt/Governmental Entities Council, Great Lakes Region
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Health Law Section (Past member of Governing Council, Chair) and Nonprofit Corporations Committee

Civic Activities

  • Jeremiah Program — Board Member
  • Convent of the Visitation School — Board Member
  • Ten Thousand Things Theater Company — Board Member (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law — Health Law Institute Advisory Board

Honors

  • Women in Business — Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2016 
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