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2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

D: +1 612 766 7923
F: +1 612 766 1600

Services & Industries

Health Care Nonprofit Organizations


Harvard Law School
J.D., magna cum laude (1999)
Trinity College, Dublin
University of Notre Dame
B.A., with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa (1992)

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Gina M. Kastel

Vice Chair and Chief Operating Partner

Gina Kastel is vice chair and chief operating partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, where she oversees the firm’s global operations. She serves on FaegreBD’s management board and executive committee and previously led the firm’s health care group.

Firm Leadership

As chief operating partner, Gina’s mission is to ensure FaegreBD provides excellent client service by bringing together the right people, expertise and technology to solve problems and create value. She believes in the power of connection and collaboration to improve outcomes, maximize impact and make work fun.

In helping to develop and implement firm strategy, Gina sees the changes in the legal profession as opportunities. She seeks to unleash the creative energy of colleagues throughout the firm to drive innovative solutions for the firm and its clients.

Health Care and Exempt Organizations Expertise

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. 

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


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

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


Gina is a frequent speaker on topics related to health care, nonprofit organizations, women in leadership and law firm initiatives. 


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