William "Bill" Hopkins, Partner, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP, Austin, TX. Bill focuses his practice on healthcare, administrative and regulatory defense and litigation. He advises both individual health care providers and institutional health care clients on state and federal licensure, compliance and enforcement matters, with an emphasis on proactive measures to ensure compliance and minimize litigation risk. His expertise includes all aspects of health care professional licensure and practice, long-term care licensure, regulation and enforcement, medical staff issues, credentialing and compliance with rules of state and federal regulatory agencies. He has served in numerous leadership positions in the ABA Health Law Section and is currently a member of the Distance Learning Committee and a member of the Leadership Council. He also serves on a number of non-profit Boards in Austin, Texas. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995 and with a B.A from High Point University in 1990.