Overview


Ashley Fischer advises clients across all sectors of the health industry on antitrust matters involving:

  • M&A transactions
  • Competitor collaborations and joint ventures
  • Conduct

Her health antitrust practice includes counseling and defense of investigations and claims.

Ashley served as partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group in Chicago from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves on the Firm’s Management Committee.

Results


  • Successfully defended hospital merger investigations of in-market competitors
  • Counseled nearly four dozen provider contracting networks (CINs, ACOs, IPAs, PHOs) on their formation and operation, including antitrust implications of the sufficiency of integration of programs of clinical integration and substantial financial risk sharing, ancillarity of 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 antitrust enforcement agency investigations of provider contracting networks

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Recognition


  • BTI Client Service All-Star 2019
  • Chambers USA 2017 to 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2015 to 2019
  • Illinois Super Lawyers 2016 to 2019
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Notable GenX Leader 2019

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Community


  • American Health Lawyers Association, Antitrust Practice Group Vice Chair
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Health Care Committee Recent Developments, former editor

Credentials


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

Admissions
Illinois

Ashley M. Fischer

Insights & Events / Media

Arlington, Virginia / Speaking Engagements / May 17-18, 2018

Webinar / McDermott Event / February 28, 2017

The M&A Lawyer / March 31, 2014

Court Orders Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice Acquisition

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