Stacy Rummel Bratcher
Deputy General Counsel
Stacy Rummel Bratcher was named Deputy General Counsel in November 2013. In this role, she serves as the managing attorney for significant university projects as directed by the General Counsel and assists the General Counsel with management of the office. She assumes the General Counsel’s role in her absence. She also oversees the provision of legal services for the university’s health system, Keck Medicine of USC.
Ms. Bratcher joined USC’s Office of the General Counsel as university counsel in 2005 and was promoted to Associate General Counsel for Health Sciences in 2009. She served in that role from 2009-2013.
Prior to joining USC, Ms. Bratcher was an associate with the Los Angeles office of health care law firm, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, where she practiced in the firm’s regulatory and litigation departments handling fraud and abuse defense, Medicare & Medicaid reimbursement cases, and managed care litigation for a variety of health care providers. Ms. Bratcher is also involved in Los Angeles’ health care community. In July of 2003, she was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to the County’s Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Commission, and currently serves as Chair. She is an associate member of the Women’s Leadership Council. She previously served on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Bioethics Committee, and on the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She is also co-author of Chapter 4 of Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Practical Perspectives published by BNA and has made presentations to health care providers throughout California about fraud and abuse issues.
Ms. Bratcher graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1996 and from St. Louis University School of Law cum laude in 2000.