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Brent L. Henry


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Brent is a leading health care professional who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his work with clients facing complex business, legal, and regulatory issues. He is a strategic advisor to a range of health care entities and investors, particularly with respect to provider-side transactions and academic medical center collaborations. 

Prior to joining the firm, Brent was Vice President and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare (now known as MassGeneral Brigham), the largest health care system in New England, with pre-eminent clinical, research, and teaching capabilities and a growing health insurance plan. In that capacity, he oversaw the legal, internal audit, corporate compliance, and business ethics departments for the organization.

Previously, Brent was Vice President and General Counsel of MedStar Health, a large hospital system serving the Baltimore/Washington corridor. In addition, he has served as Deputy Administrator of the New York City Human Resources Administration, where he directed the NYC Medicaid program, and as Director of Business and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Southeast Health Care System in Washington, DC. 

Brent began his career as an attorney with another leading law firm, and has taught health care law at Howard University and the University of Maryland.


Bridgette Keller speaks with the Mintz Health Law team about what they are grateful for as they look back on a year of client service, mentorship, and working together as a team.

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In this episode of the Health Law Diagnosed podcast, members of the Mintz Health Law team discuss their health law–focused 2022 New Year’s resolutions and how they’re helping clients and colleagues navigate the continued challenges and opportunities of the current era.
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Despite dramatic improvements in the overall health of the population, racial and ethnic disparities in health and in our health care delivery system persist.
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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that 120 firm attorneys have been recognized as leaders by Best Lawyers® in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

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BOSTON – Two Mintz Members will serve on incoming Attorney General Andrea Campbell’s transition team, with Mintz Health Member Brent Henry taking on the role of Co-Chair of the Transition Committee.

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Best Lawyers® recognized 108 firm attorneys in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Notably, two Mintz attorneys – Poonam Patidar and Scott M. Stanton – received 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” awards, and 28 firm attorneys were included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Mintz Member and former General Counsel of Partners HealthCare, is quoted throughout this feature article discussing when it is the right time for a hospital and/or health system to bring in outside counsel.

People in the Law

August 9, 2018

Brent L. Henry, a lawyer at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston, has been named a member of the newly formed advisory board of the private equity firm Equality Asset Management.
Brent Henry, a Member in the Mintz Boston office, was the recipient of the New England Legal Foundation’s annual John G.L. Cabot award. Brent was recognized for his extraordinary legal career, having most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel for Partners HealthCare.
Brent Henry, the former Vice President and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare, has joined Mintz as a Member. The addition further strengthens the firm’s Health Law Practice at a time of increasing demand for sophisticated legal services.
Brent Henry is a Member in the Mintz Boston office and a highly experienced Health Care lawyer. He is featured in this Boston Business Journal article which discusses his arrival at Mintz.
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Events & Speaking

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Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute

International Performance Management Institute

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Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute: Taming Technology

How to Maximize Innovation While Minimizing Risk

Amelia Island, Florida


Partners HealthCare World Medical Innovation Forum

Standards and Regulation: The Emerging AI Framework

Boston, MA


Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute

Innovation in Healthcare and Healthcare Delivery: Exploring Legal Structures to Develop New Technologies and Business Models and to Diversify Revenue

Napa, CA


2018 ACC Annual Meeting

Navigating the Legal Minefields of the Digital Health Revolution

Austin, Texas


AHLA In-House Counsel Annual Meeting

The American Health Lawyers Association

Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60601

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Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law (2020-2024)

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Healthcare: Service Providers (2018-2019)

  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute: Catalyst for Change Award (2022) 

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Go to Lawyers Honoree (2020)

  • Recognized as a Health Care Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (2019)

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  • Fellow, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Director, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Trustee, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
  • Advisor, Equality Asset Management
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, African American Studies Department Advisory Council, Princeton University
  • Trustee Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Past President, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Past member, Advisory Board for Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Past member, Board of Governors, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Partners HealthCare International
  • Past member, Council of the Boston Bar Association
  • Past member, Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission
  • Past member, Board of Directors, Public Welfare Foundation
  • Past Chair, Alumni Association of Princeton University
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