Stacy Rummel Bratcher
Vice President and Managing General Counsel
As the Vice President and Managing General Counsel, Stacy Rummel Bratcher manages the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), including oversight of all legal matters impacting the university and Keck Medicine of USC. In addition to serving as the lead attorney for USC, Ms. Bratcher also oversees administrative management of the OGC, including budget, policies, and service standards. She represents the university as legal counsel before the Board of Trustees. Ms. Bratcher also oversees the Office of Risk Management, which manages the university’s risk financing and insurance portfolio and conducts proactive risk mitigation.
Ms. Bratcher joined the university as a University Counsel in 2005, supporting the Health Sciences Campus, before becoming the university’s first Associate General Counsel for Health Sciences following the acquisition of two hospitals from Tenet Healthcare. As the Associate General Counsel, Ms. Bratcher grew the healthcare practice to four lawyers to support the university’s growing health system. In 2013, she assumed the role of Deputy General Counsel for the university where she managed significant projects for the General Counsel and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, including mergers and acquisitions, investigations, and high profile litigation. During her tenure as Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Bratcher also assumed oversight for the Department of Risk Management, which she reorganized and upgraded, yielding significant cost savings while improving operations.
Prior to joining USC, Ms. Bratcher was an associate at the health law firm Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, where she practiced in the firm’s regulatory and litigation departments handling fraud and abuse defense, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cases, and managed care litigation for a variety of healthcare providers.
Outside of her work for USC, Ms. Bratcher is actively involved in community activities, serving as a trustee of the California Self Insured Security Fund and a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Hospital Commission, serving as its chair from 2014 to 2018.
Ms. Bratcher received her J.D., cum laude, with a certification in health law from St. Louis University School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in English from Truman State University. Ms. Bratcher is also an occasional speaker on legal topics impacting health care providers.