Knicole C. Emanuel is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Gordon & Rees in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. For over 15 years, Knicole has maintained a litigation practice, concentrating on healthcare, products liability, medical malpractice defense, administrative law and regulatory law. She understands the intricate Medicaid payment system, the unique business of health care providers, the overlay of federal and state Medicaid rules and regulations, and actions of state agencies that all affect the way healthcare entities operate. Before joining Gordon & Rees, Knicole was a partner at Williams Mullen. Before that, she served as Assistant Attorney General in the Health and Public Assistance Section, where she gained a thorough understanding of the Medicaid system that informs her practice today. Knicole has tried over 500 administrative cases and has appeared frequently before arbitration panels and in various appellate forums. In addition, she has represented Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, physicians and pharmaceutical companies in complex class actions.