Sarah Churchill Llamas, Winstead PC shareholder and chair of the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group, has been named as an honoree for the Austin Business Journal’s (ABJ) 2020 Profiles in Power Central Texas Women of Influence awards. The awards honor women in Central Texas who have forged their own paths, developed leadership principles, and made a difference in their communities by blazing new trails and leaving a mark on Central Texas business.
Churchill Llamas is a healthcare and health information technology attorney with specific knowledge of health IT solutions, having been appointed a fellow by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2014. She represents a broad range of health information technology and telehealth companies as well as entities that intersect with health information technology, including hospitals, health plans, large physician groups and accountable care organizations, managed services organizations, self-insured employers and venture capital firms. She also has deep knowledge of telehealth, with a large portion of her practice focusing on telemedicine.
Located in Austin, Texas, Churchill Llamas is a key leader in Central Texas and has advanced in her career through her vast community involvement. She has worked extensively with Austin healthcare information societies, especially local and national non-profits such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to promote health information security and functionality.
“Sarah exhibits a tenacious drive for helping healthcare companies improve efficiency and information security, and has been especially dedicated to her clients as they have navigated the uncharted waters the COVID-19 pandemic has brought,” said David Dawson, Winstead’s CEO and Austin office shareholder.
Churchill Llamas has extensive non-profit and public advocacy leadership experience. She is the president of the board of Austin HIMSS; secretary and member of the board of directors of the Austin Healthcare Council; secretary, trustee and executive committee member of Integral Care, Austin/Travis County’s mental health authority; founding board member of Cartwheel Health Foundation, which promotes affordable health technology; and board member and executive committee member for Any Baby Can. She is the past President of the Austin Health Lawyers Association and was the 2014-2015 healthcare representative to the City of Austin Digital Inclusion Steering Committee.
“I am thrilled to be an honoree for the ABJ’s Profiles in Power Central Texas Women of Influence awards,” Churchill Llamas said. “My colleagues and I are dedicated to providing top-notch service to our clients and leveraging our capabilities to improve our communities.”
The attorneys in Winstead’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group have experience in a wide range of transactions, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution matters involving the growing and dynamic healthcare business sector. The group represents hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, home health agencies, senior living and long term care facilities, wellness companies, third party administrators, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers and various healthcare facilities, vendors and business entities on transactions, litigation, government investigations, and corporate and regulatory healthcare issues.
Winstead is a national business law firm with nearly 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including airlines, financial services, healthcare, investment management/private equity, life sciences, real estate, sports business and universities.