Overview

With more than 30 years of experience, Bob is the past chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. As a tested and proven advisor, he has been described as the “go to” lawyer for clients’ most difficult problems. Leveraging his experience, Bob uses a strong combination of legal and business judgment to successfully advise clients on how to navigate regulatory pitfalls and achieve success.

Bob has represented health care systems, hospitals, physicians, health care joint ventures, ancillary providers and their boards, in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, alliances, formation, financing, criminal investigations, audit responses, business contracts, Medicare, Medicaid and third-party reimbursement matters, shared savings and other payment models, fraud and abuse compliance, software licensing, HIPAA and state data privacy compliance, co-management arrangements, ransomware incidents, productivity compensation methodologies and clinically integrated network guidance, including before the FTC.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of Law  (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Virginia  (M.B.A., 1980)
  • University of Dayton  (B.S., 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • California (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Columbus Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, 2011-2015
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Antitrust Law Section
  • Diversity Law Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Rating
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Health Care
  • Columbus CEO, Central Ohio’s Leading Lawyers, 2009
  • Columbus Business First, Central Ohio’s Leading Lawyers (peer voted), 2004-2005