Brent L. Henry, vice president and general counsel of Partners HealthCare, recently received one of the American Bar Association’s top honors for nonprofit attorneys.
Henry earned the Outstanding In-House Counsel Award for 2008 from the American Bar Association Section of Business Law’s Nonprofit Corporations Committee. This annual award recognizes an accomplished civic-minded lawyer for distinguished service by a nonprofit in-house counsel.
Henry oversees Partners’ legal department and corporate compliance. Before coming to Partners, he was vice president and general counsel of MedStar Health, a hospital system serving the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area. He has served as deputy administrator of the New York City Human Resources Administration, where he directed the city’s Medicaid program, and as director of business and governmental affairs for Greater Southeast Health Care System in Washington, D.C. He has also taught health care law at the Howard University and University of Maryland graduate programs in health administration.
Henry received his law degree from Yale Law School, and also holds a master’s degree in urban studies from the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, where he studied in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Currently a trustee of Princeton University, Henry also serves on the board of directors of the New England Council, the New England Legal Foundation and the Public Welfare Foundation. He is a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, and is a past president of the American Health Lawyers Association.