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Dennis Duncan, Esq.
Dennis Duncan, Esq.
The Duncan Law Firm, L.L.P.
605-361-9840
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Dennis Duncan, Esq.
The Duncan Law Firm, L.L.P.
515 West Landscape Place, Suite 101 Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-361-9840
(605) 271-7872
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
South Dakota
Bio
MEMBER:

South Dakota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American League of Lobbyists
South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Litigation Counsel of America
National Health Lawyers Association
Forum Committee on Health Law - American Bar Association
Group Health Association of America
American Medical Association's Doctors Advisory Network
LEGAL EXPERIENCE:

The Duncan Law Firm, LLP:
2018 to present

Law Firm of Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP:
June 1974 to December 2017

Law Clerk to the Honorable Frances Dunn, Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court:
June 1973 - May 1974

PERSONAL:

Dennis is originally from Tyndall, South Dakota. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

GENERAL COUNSEL:

South Dakota State Medical Holding Company, Inc. - DAKOTACARE (HMO)
DAKOTACARE Administrative Services, Inc. - DAKOTACARE Design (TPA)
South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (PRO)
SOUTH DAKOTA COUNSEL:

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington, D.C.
Verizon Wireless, Englewood, Colorado
Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services, Viborg, Centerville and Parker, South Dakota
Southridge Health Care Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Tieszen Memorial Home, Marion, South Dakota
South Dakota Healthcare Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
CO-COUNSEL:

Formation of Physician Organized IPO, Missoula, Montana
TRIAL EXPERIENCE:

Trial Practice Before State and Federal District Courts in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska
Appellate Practice, Supreme Court of South Dakota
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE:

Representation of Clients before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, Department of Revenue and Regulation, Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Division of Insurance, Department of Commerce and Regulation
Federal Government - Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration
Appointment as Special Assistant Attorney General on Licensing and Disciplinary Matters for the South Dakota Psychology Board, Board of Nursing Home Examiners, Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners and Board of Veterinary Medical
CORPORATE COUNSEL:

South Dakota State Medical Holding Company, Inc. (DAKOTACARE) - As general counsel to DAKOTACARE and its subsidiary corporations since its inception in 1986, counsel has been responsible for all corporate compliance activities and acted as lead legal counsel to the Board of Directors. DAKOTACARE is a highly regulated health maintenance organization.

UTILITIES PRACTICE:

Representation of Verizon Wireless and CommNet Cellular prior to its merger with Verizon Wireless before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on issues relating to rulemaking, service issues and access to service rules since 1995.

Representation of Heartland Consumers Power District. The utilities practice includes preparing and filing responses to dockets opened by the Public Utilities Commission.

LEGISLATIVE PRACTICE:

Lobbyist in South Dakota Legislature Each Year Since 1975 - Emphasis on Health Care, Telecommunications,Public Utilities, Petroleum Pipelines, Insurance Issues and Business Interests

LEGISLATIVE CLIENTS:

South Dakota Association of Mutual Insurers
South Dakota Insurance Alliance
Allstate Insurance Company
Verizon Wireless
TransCanada Corporation (Keystone and Keystone XL Products, a partnership between TransCanada and Conoco-Phillips)
South Dakota State Medical Association
DAKOTACARE (HMO)
South Dakota Collectors Association
South Dakota Health Care Association
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company
University of South Dakota Alumni Association
South Dakota Library Association
Heartland Consumers Power District (Electric Power Transmission and Generation)
MUNICIPAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNSEL:

City Attorney for the Cities of Marion, Monroe and Davis
TLC Water Project District
TM Rural Water District
Vermillion Basin Water Development District
EDUCATION:

University of South Dakota
B.A. in Government - 1970
Minors: History and English

University of South Dakota
Juris Doctorate - 1973
Professional Honors & Activities:

STATE BAR ACTIVITIES:

Continuing Legal Education Committee
Director - University of South Dakota Law School Foundation
Dean Search Committee for University of South Dakota School of Law – 1993
Law School Committee – Chairperson, 1994-1998
Group Benefits Committee – Chairperson, 2004-2009
Municipal Attorneys Association
State Bar Commissioner, 2017- Present
BAR ADMISSIONS:

South Dakota State Bar, 1973
United States District Court, 1974

Published Articles

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Published Alerts

TitlePublish Date
South Dakota Special Legislative Session9/14/2020
ReliaMax Liquidation9/14/2020
Health Plans Not Subject to State Regulation3/22/2021

Positions in FORC

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