Speakers-Easterly, Mark

Mark Easterly

Vice President, Legal Services, Houston Methodist Hospital 

Mark Easterly has served as Vice President for Legal Services at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Easterly led the hospital’s legal efforts to develop the first employee COVID-19 vaccination mandate to be imposed in the United States, and participated in the defense of that mandate against challenges arising both from employees and from state officials.

Mark Easterly is a Vice President for Legal Services at Houston Methodist, a nationally-recognized nonprofit health care system in Houston, Texas. His areas of practice are general corporate and health care law, with emphasis on business transactions, contracts, physician employment and medical staff relations, health care regulatory issues, hospital operations, nonprofit and tax exempt organizations, information technology and real estate. Before joining Houston Methodist in January, 2013, Mark previously served as Regional General Counsel at CHRISTUS Health and as Associate Counsel at Baylor Health Care System.

Mark is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. He is a former president of the Houston Bar Association Health Law Section. Mark’s professional speaking experience include presentations made for the American Health Law Association, the State Bar of Texas Health Law Section, the University of Texas School of Law CLE program, Baylor College of Medicine Grand Rounds Program, the South Texas College of Law Medical Futility Conference, the Texas Hospital Association, the Texas Medical Foundation, the American Medical Directors Association, the NCVH–New Cardiovascular Horizons Annual Conference, the Asian American Bar Association of Houston, and the Houston Bar Association Health Law Section. Mark has also spoken as a guest lecturer at Dallas Baptist University and the University of Houston Law Center.

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in 1992 and law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1996.