Eugene F. Dauchert, Jr.

Position: Partner

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Crowe Building, Suite 420
406 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Eugene F. Dauchert, Jr.

As a healthcare and business attorney focusing on transactional and corporate matters, Eugene Dauchert has over 35 years of experience in both private practice and as the general counsel for a large publicly traded healthcare company. His practice includes representation of a broad range of healthcare provider and physician practice groups, including providing general counsel and advice on many regulatory, employment and business matters, in addition to handling specific affiliation and other transactional matters.

In the area of health law, he has provided advice and been involved in numerous areas, including:
  • Counseling with physician practice groups on joint venture arrangements, affiliations with other organizations, including federal and state regulatory matters
  • Advising a large independent practice association in a joint venture and formation of an accountable care organization
  • Assisting physician groups in affiliation arrangements with different health systems as well as exit agreements from health systems
  • Representation of physicians, dentists and other professionals in licensing board matters
In the area of business and corporate law, he has handled a broad range of transactional and general corporate matters, including:
  • As in house general counsel was responsible for oversight of legal department, all regulatory matters including CMS and SEC filings and compliance, human resources and risk management departments
  • Representation of clients in structuring, financing and closing corporate acquisitions and mergers
  • Advising on joint venture, leasing and development matters
  • Providing representation to privately held businesses with respect to general corporate, employment, contractual and financing matters
Mr. Dauchert has also been active in numerous civic, charitable and professional organizations, including serving as a member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Durham Regional Hospital, serving on the Board of Directors for Duke University Health System, serving as President of the 14th Judicial District and Durham County Bar Association, and as a founder, officer and board member for Project Access of Durham County.
Mr. Dauchert has an AV rating, the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (J.D., with honors, 1978 North Carolina Law Review)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1975)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

Professional Activities

  • American Health Law Association 
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Health Law Section
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Durham County Bar
    • Board of the Fourteenth Judicial District, Past President

Community Activities

  • Durham Regional Hospital (now Duke Regional Hospital), Board of Trustees, Past Chair
  • Duke University Health System, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Durham County Bar Association, Past President
  • Project Access of Durham County, Current Board Member and Officer
  • Senior PharmAssist, Current Board Member and Officer
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