Lisa Paul Hodges is a partner at Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP. Lisa brings the depth and breadth of her background to bear when advising clients on regulatory and litigation aspects of the health care industry, with an emphasis on fraud and abuse, corporate compliance, qui tam actions and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. She has extensive experience as in-house legal and compliance counsel at a major health system and teaching hospital, in national healthcare management systems, and in the nation’s largest group purchasing organization.
In these roles, she has defended cases brought under the federal Civil False Claims Act involving allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, negotiated settlements in civil monetary penalty cases and handled matters pertaining to the Office of the Inspector General’s exclusion authority. She has navigated corporate integrity agreements (CIAs), defused whistleblower actions and investigated reports of potential misconduct, providing compliance-related regulatory and statutory guidance to senior leadership.
Lisa has served as chief legal, compliance and human resources officer in higher education and as an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas, leading Title IX investigations, including sexual harassment, misconduct and other discrimination-based claims. Lisa is passionate about serving as a trusted, strategic legal adviser to her clients and providing practical, business and legal solutions and in developing and implementing solid policy and corporate compliance programs in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Lisa also has an active practice in Title IV of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church regarding accountability and ecclesiastic discipline, leading negotiations, advising and navigating charges against clergy related to canonical offenses under Title IV through the ecclesiastical disciplinary process.
Lisa is dedicated to giving back to her community and to important causes. In addition to her legal work, Lisa acts as pro bono counsel to A Work in Progress, Inc., a non-profit community yoga and art center. She has served on a variety of committees within the Episcopal church and as a trustee for the Salina Art Center in Salina, Kansas. Hodges also assists a number of nonprofit organizations that are involved with placing and supervising children in foster care systems through child and family protection agencies. She is also an adjunct professor of Business Law at Kansas Wesleyan University.
After completing a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University, Lisa earned a law degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. She served as Deputy District Attorney for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Birmingham, Alabama, where she was responsible for the first chair prosecution of over 100 felony jury trials.
Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
- State Bar of Texas, 1994
- Alabama State Bar, 1985
- Kansas State Bar, 2018
- Vice President, Salina Art Center Board of Trustees
- Campaign Treasurer, Kansas Senator Randall Hardy, District 24
- Bishop Search Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1985
- Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1981