Chris Anderson is a health care transactional and regulatory lawyer who works with private equity funds, venture capitalists, strategic investors, lenders, institutional and professional health care providers, telehealth/health tech companies, and life science companies on planning, structuring, and executing transactions and other strategic business arrangements in the health care and life sciences industries.
Chris's transactional experience includes M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and other affiliations, corporate reorganizations, and financings. He regularly leads large-scale transactions managing a team of subject matter experts as well as acting as a health care regulatory and transactional authority in other firm deals. His hospital-physician integration experience encompasses transactions for health systems, ASCs (ambulatory surgery centers), large physician groups, and other ancillary providers, as well as the formation of care coordination entities, joint ventures, pay-for-performance and gain sharing programs, co-management agreements, ACOs (accountable care organizations), clinically integrated networks, and other partnership opportunities. He has structured innovative arrangements between for-profit entities and nonprofit providers and/or quasi-governmental entities, leading to the preservation of community health care assets while creating value for investors.
Chris's regulatory practice includes advising clients on various fraud and abuse and self-referral matters, HIPAA and other data security compliance issues, as well as state licensure, certificate of need, corporate practice of medicine and dentistry, and fee-split problems.
He has written and spoken extensively on the applications of health care law and is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago leading an annual class on health care law and regulation.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented a for-profit hospital acquisition company in acquiring two community hospitals and in establishing new programs.
Represented a community hospital in the sale of substantially all of its assets to and the establishment of a joint venture with a publically traded hospital management company.
Represented a tax-exempt nonprofit hospital in a membership substitution transaction with a large academic medical center.
Represented a critical access hospital in a membership substitution transaction with a regional health system.
Represented a regional health systems in connection with the purchase of certain assets and the negotiation of an exclusive hospital professional services contract.
Physician Practice Management
Advised on physician practice acquisitions and divestitures, including structuring "captive practice" arrangements and developing compensation models and structuring other financial arrangements for the practices going forward.
Advised on acquisitions and sales of physician practices and practice management services organizations (MSOs) to and by private equity funds and strategic operators, including dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and primary care practices.
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Represented physician practices, strategics, and private equity funds in connection with acquisitions and sales of ambulatory surgical center companies or other companies with ambulatory surgical center lines of business.
Represented various start-ups in development, capitalization, compliance, and sale of telehealth and data mining enterprises.
Represented leading health system in the restructure and recapitalization of a multifaceted proton therapy joint venture.
Represented a large health systems in the development of a proton therapy venture.
Other Health Care Experience
Represented providers, including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facility operators, and others in connection with joint ventures, under arrangements and other affiliation transactions.
Represented various hospitals and health systems in the formation of clinically integrated networks, including establishment of a statewide multisystem clinically integrated network.
Represented a children's hospital in the establishment of a multi-provider, multi-insurer care coordination program.
Represented various providers, suppliers, device manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies with respect to fraud and abuse laws and other regulatory matters.
- June 2018
Jones Day University-Chicago "Investing in Disruption: The Changing Health Care Provider Landscape"
- April 2018
Jones Day 2018 Health Care and Life Science Forum "Digital Health and Investors: Changing Delivery of Health Care, One Device at a Time"
"He is a fantastic lawyers who is extremely diligent and responsive."Chambers USA
- DePaul University (J.D. 2006); University of Notre Dame (B.A. 2001)
- Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Chambers USA (2021) — ranked in healthcare
Selected as a "Rising Star" in health care by Super Lawyers for the past five years
Selected as an "Illinois Emerging Lawyer" in the area of health law by Leading Lawyers Network (2018)