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Brent L. Henry




Brent is a leading health care professional who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his work advising clients on complex business, legal, and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Brent was Vice President and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare (now known as MassGeneral Brigham), a large teaching, research, health care delivery, and insurance network with more than 70,000 employees and $12 billion in annual revenue. 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 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.


  • Yale Law School (JD)
  • Yale University (MUS)
  • Princeton University (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Healthcare: Service Providers (2018-2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law (2020-2022)
  • 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)


  • Fellow, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Director, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Trustee, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
  • Member, Advisory Board, Equality Asset Management
  • Member, African American Studies Department Advisory Council, Princeton University
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • 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

Recent Insights



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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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2016 California Employment Law Year In Review

March 8, 2017 | Blog | By Brent Douglas

Today we offer our last installment in our 2016 Year in Review segment, which will cover the key labor & employment law developments from 2016 in California. Prior installments for the DC Metro Area, New York and Massachusetts are available here.
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Pokémon Go in the Workplace: Oh Look There’s a Pikachu!

July 20, 2016 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, Brent Douglas

Did you know that the world is now inhabited by creatures called Pokémon? (Or maybe they’ve always been there?) Some run across the plains; others fly through the skies; and some live in the mountains….and some, yes, some, are located right in your workplace.
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Three California Municipalities Enact New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

June 16, 2016 | Blog | By Jennifer Rubin, Brent Douglas

The trend toward local regulation of employment laws continues in California with three new local wage and hour enactments. On June 7, 2016, San Diego voters passed a ballot initiative containing two provisions for hourly workers.
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As promised, I am following up on my email from last week regarding some additional resources for employees working abroad.  The offer/assignment letter is a great place to specifically outline additional resources and tools the employer will provide to the employee stationed abroad, which may include the following:
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California and New York have each passed laws that will gradually raise their state’s minimum wage rate to $15 per hour.  This is a stunning development coming just four years after a small group of New York fast food workers initiated the call for the increase.
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News & Press

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.



2021 Health Care Conference

Boston Bar Association

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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