Ashley M. Fischer - McDermott Will & Emery


Ashley Fischer advises clients across all sectors of the healthcare industry on their most critical transactions and collaborations. Her health antitrust practice makes her a valuable partner to healthcare businesses as they work to expand and pursue their strategic business initiatives.

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  • Successfully defended hospital merger investigations of in-market competitors
  • Counseled more than 50 provider contracting networks (CINs, ACOs, IPAs, PHOs) on their formation and operation, including the antitrust implications concerning the sufficiency of clinical integration programs and substantial financial risk sharing, joint contracting and size of network, messenger-model compliance, value-based payor contracts, shared savings models and hospital-efficiency contracts, and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) requirements
  • Successfully defended against antitrust enforcement agency investigations of provider contracting networks

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  • Chambers USA, Band 2 in Healthcare, 2017-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Healthcare Law, Chicago, 2024
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016 to 2022

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  • American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Practice Group, vice chair, 2017 to 2022
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Health Care Committee Recent Developments, former editor


Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 2000
Georgetown University, BA, cum laude, 1996