Cathy Ehrgott is a transactional lawyer who represents hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, managed care companies, and other health care and life science companies in implementing innovative integration and alignment strategies. She has extensive experience in leading significant transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, distressed acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, affiliations, private placements, and asset and stock purchases and sales for clients throughout the health care industry. Cathy also advises clients in the development and implementation of strategic affiliations, including bundled payment arrangements (BPCIs), clinically integrated organizations (CIOs and CINs), integrated delivery systems (IDSs), management services organizations (MSOs), and other hospital-physician alignment and managed care contracting transactions.
Cathy has considerable experience negotiating health care-related commercial agreements, including pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and pharmacy rebate agreements. In the managed care industry, she has negotiated operational agreements, including payor, administrative services only (ASO), physician hospital organization (PHO), and vendor agreements, as well as professional, ancillary, and facility provider agreements. She also advises clients regarding general health law issues, including licensure, fraud and abuse, and the Knox-Keene Act.
Cathy is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society of Health Lawyers. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar Business Law Section and was its liaison to the State Bar Health Law Committee where she served in various leadership positions.
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. 1988; St. Thomas More Law Honor Society; Editor, International and Comparative Law Journal); University of Southern California (B.S. in Finance cum laude 1984)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — health care law (2007-2013, 2021)
Southern California Super Lawyers — health care law (2009-2020)
Top Women Attorneys in Southern California — Los Angeles magazine (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018)
The Best Lawyers in America (2022)