Breanne E. Sergent

Attorney at Law

Breanne E. Sergent

Breanne E. Sergent focuses her practice in the areas of health care law and corporate law, with an emphasis on health care fraud and abuse compliance, corporate transactions, as well as the negotiation and drafting of various vendor, employment, and professional service agreements. She advises clients on several health care compliance and regulatory issues, including: HIPAA; Medicare and Medicaid; EMTALA; the Stark Law; the Anti-Kickback Statute; OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol; telemedicine; and other federal and state fraud and abuse statutes and regulations. In addition, she drafts and negotiates purchase contracts for hospitals and a multi-hospital group purchasing organization in areas such as pharmaceuticals, major medical equipment, software, and commercial leases.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sergent worked at a private, litigation law firm in Springfield, Illinois, with a focused practice in the areas of business and corporate law, transactional consultation and drafting, family law, DCFS administrative matters, criminal defense, and appellate brief drafting and oral argument. Ms. Sergent earned her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law with honors and a Specialization in Business and Transactional law. While at SIU Law, she served as a member writer of the law school’s health law journal, Journal of Legal Medicine, and was elected Managing Editor of the Journal in her final year.

Primary Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Corporate and Transactional Law

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 2014
  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 2017
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2015

Education & Academic Honors

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2014
    • Specialization certificate received in Business and Transactional Law
    • Leadership Positions: Commentary Managing Editor, Journal of Legal Medicine; Legal Medicine Q & A Managing Editor, Journal of Legal Medicine
    • Honors: Dean’s List, “Best Commentary” Fall 2012, Journal of Legal Medicine; “Best Legal Medicine Perspective Brief Writer” Spring 2013, Journal of Legal Medicine
    • CALI Excellence For the Future Awards – Awarded to the student with the highest cumulative raw score in the course: Lawyering Skills Fall 2011; Lawyering Skills Spring 2012; Medical Malpractice Law Fall 2012; Advanced Torts Spring 2013; Federal Income Taxation Fall 2013; Insurance Law Fall 2013; International Law Fall 2013; Introduction to Transactional Skills Fall 2013; Trial Advocacy Spring 2014
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Journalism, News Editorial Sequence/Psychology, Illinois State University, 2010

Lectures and Legal Publications

  • Lecturer, “Compliance Issues for Providers,” Health Care Management Association Southern Illinois Chapter Meeting, Mount Vernon, Illinois, March 8, 2018
  • Lecturer, “SIU School of Law’s Business Boot Camp,” SIU Carbondale School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, January 10, 2018
  • Disclosing the Gray Areas of Mammography: Should Women with Dense Breast Tissue Remain in the Dark about Breast Cancer Screening Alternatives?, 34 J. Legal Med. 453 (2013).
  • FTCA: Levin v. United States et al., 133 S.Ct. 1224 (2013), 22 Legal Med. Persp. 51 (2013).
  • To Include or to Exclude? The Policy Question Plaguing Women’s Role in Clinical Trials, 34 J. Legal Med. 235 (2013).
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