Dianne Winter Brookins is a partner in Dentons’ Honolulu office and leader of the Honolulu healthcare practice group. For Dianne, it’s all about relationships—with her clients, their regulators, the courts and her colleagues. As a commercial litigator, Dianne fights to protect her clients’ interests in court, in arbitration and before administrative agencies. As a trusted adviser to health plans and healthcare providers, she helps to identify and avoid problems before they arise using her in-depth understanding of their business and the complex healthcare regulatory environment in which they operate.
Dianne has a keen understanding of how Hawai`i has led the nation in ensuring access to quality healthcare for its citizens. However, she notes that “as healthcare reform has evolved on the mainland, integration of those efforts into Hawaii’s well-established framework has provided new challenges for patients, insurance companies, and the professionals who represent them.”
Dianne began her legal career as a judge advocate in the Marine Corps, then spent several years litigating insurance coverage and other complex commercial disputes in Seattle and Honolulu. Earlier in her legal career, she also served as an in-house associate general counsel to Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., for five years.