Welcome to Feature Friday!
The ABA Health Law Section would like for everyone to get to know their leaders a little better. So, we will be highlighting our leaders through Feature Friday (#FeatureFriday).
For our first ever Feature Friday, we would like to introduce you to Council Vice-Chair candidate for FY 2019, Hal Katz. Of course, many of you already know him, but Hal was gracious enough to answer our Feature Friday questions.
But first, let’s get the formalities out of the way. Hal is a Partner at Husch Blackwell LLC in Austin, Texas and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Strategic Business Unit. He is Board Certified in Health Care Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and focuses on corporate, transactional and regulatory matters for traditional providers and innovative businesses in the healthcare space. Hal received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in Austin.
Now, on to our Feature Friday questions!
Q: What do you like most about being a lawyer?
Hal: Having the ability to use the law to help people.
Q: Why health law?
Hal: Truth: I stumbled into it. I was clerking in the litigation section, but the firm only had a health law position open. In spite of being at a law school that had one of the best health law programs in the country, health law was completely unknown to me.
Q: What is one thing that people probably don’t know about you?
Hal: I’m an introvert at heart!
Q: What is one piece of advice that was given to you and has stuck with you?
Hal: Success is 85% attitude, 15% aptitude.
Q: How do you define success?
Hal: Leaving the world a better place than how I found it.
Q: If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
Hal: A therapist.
Q: Tell us three things that are on your bucket list.
Hal: Fly fishing in Alaska, African Safari, and Traveling Asia (Thailand, India and Vietnam).
Big thanks to Hal for agreeing to be our first feature.
Get to know your ABA HLS Leaders. Look out for next week's #FeatureFriday and see who we will feature next!