Amanda Jester

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Amanda Jester works with healthcare clients and investors to structure and execute sophisticated transactions, focusing on driving innovation while navigating the complexities of federal and state regulatory issues. She works with organizations across the United States, with a particular emphasis on the Texas market. Amanda’s focus on the southern healthcare market allows her to counsel clients—both local and national—on the nuances of working in this rapidly growing healthcare hub. Amanda is a leader for the Firm’s physician practice management (PPM) team and partner-in-charge of the Healthcare Practice Group in Texas. Read Amanda Jester's full bio.

Update on Texas Senate Bill 14-Related Lawsuits

By , , , , and on Mar 26, 2024
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

In May 2023, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), which prohibits physicians and other licensed medical professionals from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors. The bill faced numerous legal challenges but ultimately went into effect on September 1, 2023. The case challenging the bill remains pending before the Texas Supreme Court. Amidst the legal...

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Texas Approves Bill Prohibiting Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

By , , and on Jul 14, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14, prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth). The bill is expected to be signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and take effect...

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