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Lynn Gordon

Chair, Healthcare Department


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., health law concentration, 1996

North Carolina State University, M.A., 1991

Michigan State University, B.A., 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996

Lynn chairs the Healthcare Department, Chicago office and concentrates her practice in the area of corporate and regulatory healthcare law, with a particular emphasis on the transactional, regulatory and operational legal counsel needs of hospitals, health systems, medical device companies, clinical research organizations, FQHCs, and specialty provider groups, including mergers and acquisitions, provider networks, healthcare joint ventures, physician integration, Antitrust, Stark, Anti-kickback and IRC 501(c)(3) regulatory compliance, Medicare and Medicaid recoupment and repayment (self-disclosure) matters, and contract drafting and negotiations including pharmaceutical company agreements with physician consultants, CROs, principal investigators and other parties.

Her projects have included:

  • Health system, hospital, nursing home, physician practice, home health and other provider mergers, affiliations, acquisitions, divestitures and changes of control, including through joint operating company models.

  • Complex joint ventures, including ASTCs, Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife, MRIs, COEs, PBTs, Rehab.
  • Specialized contracts for complex contractual arrangements, including clinical co-management.
  • Medical Staff matters (e.g., hearings, appeals, NPDB reporting, anti-trust).
  • Stark, Anti-kickback, intermediate sanctions and governmental reimbursement rule compliance investigations and corresponding self-disclosures.
  • Disputing Medicare and Medicaid recoupment demands.
  • A variety of Provider Network initiatives (ACOs, CCEs, IPAs, MCCNs, Medicaid 1115 Waiver, etc.).
  • CMS survey deficiencies and hospital termination notice matters (negotiating and implementing Structured Agreements/other action plans).
  • Advising medical device company on regulatory compliance.

Lynn has been quoted in numerous publications, including:

  • Becker's Hospital Review, "CEO succession planning: How to use incumbents to help, not hurt, an executive search."
  • Crain’s Chicago Business, “Hospitals' quasi-merger is a good news/bad news deal” and “Prescription: sell practice”
  • Modern Healthcare, "Exclusion efforts: OIG pushes for monthly blacklist cross-check"
  • Medicare Compliance Alert, “Cash-strapped doctors have limited options when the landlord is a provider”
  • Medicare Compliance Alert, “Rent past due: Consider these options to stay in your office and compliance”


American Health Lawyers Association

Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

American Bar Association, Health Law Section


  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008-2014
  • Leading Lawyers Network 2013


  • "The FMV Implications of Health Systems Losing Money on Employed Physicians," National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) 2014 Advanced Healthcare Valuation and Consulting Symposium, 12/12/14
  • “Regional Synergistic Growth: Alexian-Adventist Midwest Health Affiliation Model Overview,” Joint Operating Company presentation to the Alexian Brothers Health System Board of Directors, 9/13/14
  • “Don’t Get Halifaxed: Addressing the Stark Law Strict Liability Conundrum and Other Overpayment Dilemmas,” First Illinois Healthcare Financial Management Association Spring Summit, 04/10/14 
  • “Beyond ACOs: Examining the Constructs of Emerging Consolidation Models,” Healthcare Consolidation & Acquisitions Leadership Forum, 10/28/13
  • "Addressing Fraud and Abuse Risks in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions,” AHLA/HCCA Fraud & Compliance Forum, 09/29/13 – 10/01/13
  • "Consolidation in a Rapidly Changing Industry: Navigating Options, Antitrust and Other Obstacles," American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute, 02/12/13
  • "Are You Next? Proactive Strategies to Address Government Investigations, Recoupment Demands and Repayment Obligations," Ungaretti & Harris Webinar, 04/19/12 
  • "Health System Collaboration & Merger Activity: Drivers, Models, Legal Hurdles and a Sample Transaction," Healthcare Provider Transformation Summit, Creative Partnership Strategies for the New Era, 04/11/12
  • "Legal Perils with Stark and Anti-kickback," American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference, EMR and Other Technologies: Revolutionary Change in Orthopaedic Practice, 06/13/10
  • "Healthcare USA: Past, Present, and Future," Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, 10/09/09
  • "HIPAA Compliance: HITECH Breach Notifications" Catholic Health Association Fall Compliance Officers' Meeting, 10/06/09
  • "Tax Exempt Status in Not-for-Profit Healthcare: Inalienable Right or Moving Target?" Alexian Brothers Health System 2009 Governance Retreat, 10/02/09
  • "Baucus, Grassley and the New Era in Washington," The Continuing Challenges to the Charitable Exemption of Illinois Not for Profit Hospitals, Chicago Conference, 11/26/08
  • "Physician Joint Ventures: Risk-Free or Risky?" American Health Lawyers Association 2006 Annual Meeting and In-House Counsel Program, 06/25/06
  • "Hospital Tax-Exemption & Charity Care Standards," Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 04/12/06
  • "Unintended consequences?" Illinois Charity Care Legislation: A New Health Plan for Illinois? Chicago Conference, 02/21/06
  • Regulatory compliance & joint venture presentations, Resurrection Health Care, Chicago, 01/01/05 -12/31/05
  • "Coordinated Examination Program, Intermediate Sanctions and the Exempt Health Care Organization: A New Day in IRS Enforcement Activity," Medicare Reimbursement Compliance Strategies for Healthcare Financial Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, 05/22/02
  • "Compliance and Enforcement: Fraud & Abuse and Stark," Medicare Reimbursement Compliance Strategies for Healthcare Financial Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, 05/01/02