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Theresa Cross advises clients in the health care industry on a wide range of operational and legal matters, including regulatory compliance, tax exemption, state and federal privacy matters, and M&A.

Theresa's experience includes advising clients engaged in strategic transactions, including physician practice, ambulatory surgery center and physical therapy practice acquisitions, and private equity investments. Theresa regularly counsels clients on regulatory and compliance issues, including federal and state anti-kickback statutes, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the Stark Law, and state corporate practice of medicine doctrines. Theresa's practice at Jones Day will also include assisting health care clients in investigations and litigation relating to the False Claims Act (FCA), the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and the Stark Law brought by federal agencies and qui tam whistleblowers.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Theresa served as a legal fellow for a nationally renowned pediatric health system where she counseled the system on regulatory and compliance issues and implemented business form solutions. While in law school, Theresa externed at a large academic medical center. Theresa is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.


  • Cardinal Health acquires the Bendcare CPO-GPO entity and makes a minority investment in the Bendcare MSOJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the acquisition of the Bendcare group purchasing organization (CPO-GPO) entity and a minority investment in the Bendcare management services organization (MSO).