Ryan M. Arens, JD

Vice President and General Counsel, ARC

Mr. Arens is the Vice President and General Counsel for ARC, responsible for providing legal advice related to regulatory, transactional and operational issues, including contracts and other legal arrangements and policies relating to corporate operations. Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Arens served as Associate General Counsel & Director of Population Health Legal Services for MedCost, a benefits solutions company, and as Associate Counsel at Wake Forest Baptist Health, both in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition, he served as Associate General Counsel for CHESS Health Solutions in High Point, NC. His background includes experience representing healthcare organizations in a broad range of legal matters, including acquisitions, affiliations, corporate financing, employment laws, HIPAA privacy, payer contracting, real estate transactions, and value-based population health arrangements.

The laws and regulations governing health care are incredibly complex and forever changing – much like the delivery of health care itself. My focus is on navigating the legal complexities so our providers and leadership team can focus on the delivery of high-quality care. As General Counsel, I provide proactive legal advice that enables our team to make informed decisions as Austin Regional Clinic continues its history of innovation.


  • Education

    BS, Summa Cum Laude, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    JD, Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Professional membership

    Mr. Arens is a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of North Carolina, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the American Health Lawyers Association.