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Counsel to Healthcare Providers

Counsel to healthcare providers/physician groups in partnership and ACO formations, regulatory compliance, and deal structure.

Gustaf R. Andreasen

Representation of Medical Practice in Employment Matters

Representation of a medical practice regarding employment related issues, including the hiring and termination of employees and independent contractors.

Mike Braun

Summary Judgment for Hospital Under Title VII and Illinois Law

Successfully defended a hospital/employer in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where the Court affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of our client where a former employee claimed discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and Illinois law, and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Michael O. Fawaz

Plaintiffs' Awards Exceed Statutory Damage Cap

Represented numerous plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions. The state cap on non-economic damages, which was established to limit the exposure of medical professionals, was averted by proving ordinary negligence, resulting in settlements greatly exceeding the statutory $350,000 cap.

Alexander Villamar

Healthcare Franchisor Mediation

Represented healthcare franchisor in mediation over terms of franchise agreement.

Jonathan W. Fountain

Hospital Not Liable for Discrimination

Successfully represented a hospital in defending a claim of discrimination in Illinois Human Rights Commission resulting in no findings against the firm's client.

Emily E. Bennett

Hospital Dismissed from Action

Obtained early dismissal of all claims against a hospital by a physician in a complex contract dispute. The dismissal was affirmed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals after briefing and oral argument.

Emily E. Bennett

Hospital Executive Dismissed from Action

Obtained early dismissal of a claim against an individual hospital executive by a physician for tortious interference in prospective economic advantage.

Emily E. Bennett

Successful Defense of Trademark Infringement Claims Against Healthcare Companies

Represented healthcare companies in defense of trademark infringement claims brought by public university.

Jonathan W. Fountain

Wage & Hour Class Certification Denied

Successfully represented a hospital and defeated class certification in a wage & hour case. The Federal Court denied class certification following significant discovery, multiple depositions, and extensive briefing.

Emily E. Bennett