Rebecca A. Brommel

Member

Office: 515-242-2452

Mobile: 515-240-6517

Fax: 515-323-8552

Email: rebecca.brommel@brownwinick.com

  

I decided I wanted to become an attorney as a teenager.  I thought I had what it took, because I liked to write and most of all, I liked to argue.  After nearly two decades as an attorney at BrownWinick, I have learned that being an attorney is so much more.  It’s about building a relationship with each client, getting to know them and their legal issues, and understanding the law as well as practical issues.  Being an attorney is also about building relationships with opposing counsel or others in relevant industries in order to use those relationships when necessary to move a client’s case forward. While I originally planned to be a criminal prosecutor, my path at BrownWinick has taken me into litigation and administrative law, where I often pursue cases for clients who have been directly impacted by the enforcement of state statutes and state administrative agency decisions and rules. This includes actions impacting health care providers, licensed professionals, agricultural producers and government bidders and contractors.

My Approach

As a litigator, I’m always ready for the argument, but I’m also ready to find a solution that makes sense for each client – even if that does not include filing a lawsuit.  It is important to look for solutions that can help avoid the risk that is inherent in a trial, and I believe every client should be well informed about their options. 

When a trial or administrative hearing is the only solution, I am always well prepared and know the case inside and out.  I will always be a strong advocate for my client’s and their legal position, and I will ensure the decision-maker is well informed of the law supporting my client’s position.  If an appeal is required, I can ensure that each client will have a top-notch written brief submitted to the appeals court and that I will always be well prepared for oral arguments.

More About Me

In 2001, I received my law degree, with highest honors, from Drake Law School, and I graduated from Drake University in 1998, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology.  I have been selected by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Health Care, as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation and by Chambers USA for Litigation.

I have been involved in Komen Greater Iowa since 2012 as a Board Member and have served as its Board President.  In addition, I serve as President of the Pink Tractor Foundation, which provides financial support to Iowans dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  In my spare time, you can often find me fundraising, planning events, organizing teams for the More than Pink Walk or the Autism Speaks Walk, or training for the Komen 3-Day 60 Mile walk that I have completed each year since 2012.

 My Specialties:

  • Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law
  • Dental

Utilizing Medical Professionals with an Inactive License: An Option for Dealing with COVID-19

March 24, 2020   On March 17, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation declaring a Public Health Disaster Emergency.  Section Ten of the Proclamation stated as Read…

Preparing for the Coronavirus: Getting Back to Basics

March 4, 2020 Although there are currently no reported cases of the coronavirus in Iowa, now is a good time for all Iowa long-term care facilities to review Read…

OIG Begins Investigation into Medicaid Managed Care Denials

April 22, 2019 The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently announced that it is investigating denials by managed care organizations Read…

The Struggle is Real: Collecting Payments for Nursing Home Care

January 18, 2019 In recent years, we have seen an increase in nursing homes struggling to obtain payment for care provided to residents. Certainly, Iowa’s elimination of the 90-day Read…

Responding to a Subpoena Requesting Health Records

February 10, 2017 In recent years, many states, including Iowa, have changed their court rules to allow attorneys to sign and issue subpoenas in pending cases without prior Read…

Court Grants Injunction on CMS Ban of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

November 18, 2016 In earlier blog post, we discussed CMS’s new rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities.  A particularly controversial part of this new rule is Read…

CMS Issues Final Rule for Long-Term Care Facility Requirements

September 30, 2016 Earlier this week, CMS issued an extensive rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid. The new requirements are effective November Read…

Accommodating Patients with Disabilities

March 11, 2016 Many providers have likely dealt with patients with a variety of disabilities, patients who speak a different language or patients from different cultures, religions and Read…

The Informal Conference Process for Health Care Facilities

February 12, 2016 Nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled, hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, programs and facilities caring for Read…

Disciplinary Boards and Health Care Professionals

April 10, 2015 If you are a health care professional, you have no doubt had some interaction with a disciplinary board.  Nearly every type of professional is subject Read…

Credible Allegations of Fraud

February 20, 2015 The phrase “credible allegation of fraud” sounds like just another legal phrase with which only criminal lawyers need to be concerned.  However, in the world Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

August 15, 2019 BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

July 11, 2019 Eleven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Rebecca Brommel – Business Litigation William Brown – Tax Elizabeth Coonan – Employment and Labor Michael Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment and Labor James Pray – Environmental Brian Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher Sackett – Mergers and Acquisitions Sheila Tipton – Energy and Resources Thirteen BrownWinick attorneys were Read…

Chambers USA Names BrownWinick Law Firm and 11 of its Attorneys “Leaders in Iowa”

April 30, 2019 BrownWinick, a Des Moines based law firm, has been recognized as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA 2019 — America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Litigation: General Commercial. Additionally, 11 BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2019, being recognized as “leaders in Iowa” in the following areas: Corporate/M&A Labor & Employment Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Great Plains Rising Stars

July 2, 2018 Twelve BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits Rebecca Brommel – Business Litigation William C. Brown – Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice E. Helle – Employee Benefits Thomas D. Johnson – Business/Corporate Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor James L. Pray – Environmental Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher R. Sackett – Mergers Read…

BrownWinick Law Firm and Ten Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA 2018 – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

May 3, 2018 BrownWinick has been ranked as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA 2018 – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Labor & Employment, and Litigation: General Commercial. Ten attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA 2018 as “leaders in Iowa” in the following areas: Michael R. Blaser – Corporate/M&A Rebecca A. Brommel – Litigation: General Commercial William C. Brown – Corporate/M&A Michael A. Dee – Litigation: Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 13, 2016 Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits William C. Brown – Tax Elizabeth A. Coonan – Employment & Labor Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Christopher R. Sackett – Mergers & Acquisitions Sheila K. Tipton – Energy & Resources Nine Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 15, 2015 Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits William C. Brown – Tax Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Ten BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Great Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured in 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

August 25, 2014 Seven BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits/ERISA William C. Brown – Tax Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation Alice Helle – Employee Benefits/ERISA Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Five BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Featured In 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 6, 2013 Eight BrownWinick attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Great Plains Super Lawyers online listing: •    Brian Pingel – Intellectual Property •    Ronni F. Begleiter – Employee Benefits/ERISA  •    William C. Brown – Tax  •    Michael A. Dee – Business Litigation  •    Bruce Graves – Tax  •    Alice Helle – Employee Benefits/ERISA  •    Ann Holden Kendell – Employment & Labor  •    Brian P. Rickert – Construction Litigation Four Read…

BrownWinick Attorneys Rebecca Brommel and Catherine Cownie Named as Honorees to the 2012 Class of Forty Under 40

February 2, 2012 BrownWinick attorneys, Rebecca Brommel and Catherine Cownie, were named to the Des Moines Business Record’s 2012 Class of Forty Under 40 honorees. Forty Under 40 class selection is based on achievements, leadership and community involvement. Becki and Katie and the other honorees will be recognized at the Sheraton, West Des Moines, on March 27, 2012.   Read…

Assistant

Michelle Daugherty

515-242-2419

Undergraduate

Drake University

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Sociology, 1998

Legal

Drake University

J.D., with highest honors, 2001

Admitted

Iowa, 2001

Memberships & Associations

      • Polk County Bar Association
        Member
      • Iowa State Bar Association
        Member; Health Law Section
      • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
        Member
      • American Health Lawyers Association
        Member
      • Iowa Health Care Association/Iowa Center for Assisted Living/Iowa Center for Home Care
      • Associate Member

    • Iowa Association of Community Providers
      Member
    • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute Alumni
    • Graduate of Community Leadership Program, 2007; Board of Governors, 2009-2013
    • Polk County Women Attorneys
      Member; Board, 2006-2008; President, 2008
    • Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa,
      Board Member; More than Pink Walk Des Moines Committee
    • Order of the Coif