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Shawn P. Parker

AA Contact Info

Celeste Kelliher
Phone: 919.838.2004


Shawn Parker is a member of the firm’s Health Care team within the Regulatory group, where he advises clients on health care policy, legislative advocacy, executive strategy, and regulatory guidance concerning business planning of organized medicine.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Shawn served as a Managing Partner for a public policy consulting firm working with clients in government agencies and the private sector. Prior to that, Shawn served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at a large non-profit primarily responsible for managing North Carolina’s primary care case management program and considered a national leader in collaborative care and the medical home model.

From 2004 to 2012 he worked with the North Carolina General Assembly, most recently as a senior staff attorney. Shawn has extensive experience in public policy development and analysis, the legislative process and legislative drafting.

  • Federation of State Medical Boards
    • Board of Directors (2018-present)
    • Fellow (2016-2021)
    • Workgroup on Physician Impairment 
    • Education Committee (2016)
    • Governance Committee (2018)
  • North Carolina Medical Board
    • Chair, Policy Committee (2017-present) 
    • Executive Committee
    • Public Member (2016-present)
    • Parliamentarian (2016-present)
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Bylaws Committee
    • 10th Judicial District, Bar Candidate Interview Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Co-Chair, Legislative/Ethics Committee (2017)
    • Member, Internet and Regulations Task Force (2017) 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Co-Editor, North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section publication Prognosis
  • Council Member, Highland United Methodist Church Governance Board

North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2018-2020)

News & Publications


North Carolina's Medicaid Program Transitions to Managed Care
December 2015
By Shawn P. Parker
Prognosis (Health Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys)

Speaking Engagements


  • Presenter, "Navigating Coronavirus Series, Tonight: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act," Webinar hosted by Community Care of North Carolina
  • Presenter, "COVID-19 Practice Pearls: Legal Considerations (Vol 2-31)," Thrive Subscribe Podcast
  • Co-Presenter, "Opioid Stewardship: A 3 tiered approach to safety (Vol 2-28)," Thrive Subscribe Podcast
  • Presenter, "Financial Resources in CARES Act and Physician Practice Support," Live Webinar
  • Panelist, “Opioid Crisis within North Carolina,” North Carolina American Society of Healthcare Risk Management Fall Conference, Asheville, N.C.
  • Moderator, "Health Law Opportunities and Government, Private Practice and In-House Law," NCBA Communities Law School Outreach Program, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, N.C.
  • "North Carolina Legislative Update," North Carolina Oncology Association, Cary, N.C.
  • "Healthcare: NC Legislative Update," North Carolina Association of Public Accountants, Greensboro, N.C.
  • "ACO Update – Practical Insights From the Field,” North Carolina Bar Association 2016 Health Law Section Annual Meeting, North Carolina Bar Center, Cary, N.C.
  • Speaker, "North Carolina Medicaid Reform," Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center Board of Directors Meeting, Charlotte, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina


North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010

Western Carolina University, M.P.A, 2002

Western Carolina University, B.S. in education, magna cum laude, 1998

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