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Amber McGraw Walsh

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Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis, JD, Executive Notes Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly, 2002
  • The University of Kansas, BA, Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
Affiliations

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, St. Louis Health Lawyers Association

President, St. Louis Alumnae Association, Alpha Delta Pi

Amber focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. Her experience includes representation of various types of healthcare providers including hospitals, health systems, dialysis facilities, multi- and single-specialty medical practices, specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and a variety of healthcare industry entrepreneurs, in sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate matters, contracting, securities, and regulatory matters.

Her work includes negotiating and drafting transaction documents and counseling clients with regard to the legal aspects of day-to-day operations, including general corporate matters; anti-kickback and Stark issues; self-referral, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions; HIPAA, certificate of need and licensure requirements; and state and federal securities matters.

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Named to "Illinois Rising Stars," Healthcare, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011

Co-author, "Bullish Behavioral Health Market Drives Investment," Law360, July 17, 2014
Co-Author, "Top Physician Specialties for PE Investment," Law360, June 3, 2014
Co-Author, "Reps And Warranties Insurance Rises In Health Care Deals," Law 360, April 23, 2014
Co-author, "Hospitals As Employers: 10 Things Investors Must Know," Law360, March 25, 2014
Co-author, "Hot Health Sectors On PE Radar — Buzz From JPM Conference," Law360, February 24, 2014
Co-author, Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Legal and Regulatory Issues (Fifth Edition), American Health Lawyers Association, 2014
Co-author, "A Primer For Surgery Center Investors And Lenders," Law360, January 3, 2014
Co-author, "Physician-Hospital Integration Strategies," Health Care Law Monthly, December 2013
Co-author, "In-House Labs Require Health Investor Due Diligence," Law360, November 20, 2013
Co-author, "Physician-Hospital Integration Strategies," Becker's Hospital Review, November 2013
Co-author, "Spotlight On State Urgent Care Regulation," Law360, October 16, 2013
Co-author, "Post-Acute Sector Deal Activity Increases In 2013," Law360, September 20, 2013
Co-author, "PE Activity Is Increasing In The Urgent Care Space," Law360, August 20, 2013
Co-author, "A Picture Of Health: Medical Tech Private Equity," Law360, July 15, 2013
Co-author, "PE Investors Should Consider Behavioral Health," Law360, May 17, 2013
Co-author, "3 Trapdoors in Surgery Center Investing," Law360, April 15, 2013
Co-author, "Spotlight On Private Equity Investing In Urgent Care," Law360, March 15, 2013
Co-author, "Dialysis Industry Continues To See Robust PE Activity," Law360, February 22, 2013
Author, "PE Opportunities In Health Care Real Estate Investing," Law360, November 27, 2012
Co-author, 8 Key Issues for Hospitals and Health Systems - 2013, McGuireWoods White Paper, November 2012
Co-author, "Focus on ACA Compliance for Physician-Owned Hospitals: 5 Key Questions Related to the Expansion Prohibition," Becker's Hospital Review, October 5, 2012
Co-author, "Prescriptions for Life Science Investing," Law360, September 19, 2012
Co-author, "Patching Up Group Dental Practices With Private Equity," Law360, August 1, 2012
Co-author, "Physician-Owned Hospitals: Conducting a Regulatory Compliance Review - 10 Immediate Steps," Becker's Hospital Review, February 16, 2012
Co-author, "Prepping Healthcare Portfolio Companies for Market," The Deal Magazine, June 17, 2011
Author, "A Courting Process Part I: Selecting the Investment Bank that is Right for You," martindale.com, August 25, 2010
Co-author, Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Legal and Regulatory Issues, Fourth Edition, Publication of the American Health Lawyers Association, August 2009
Co-author, "Mandatory Disclosure of Physician Ownership in ASCs Required by the Medicare Conditions for Coverage," ASC Review, April 2009
Co-author, "Executive Summary: The Application of the Fraud and Abuse Laws and EMTALA to Physician-owned Hospitals," Physician Hospitals of America, March 2008
Co-author, "Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Physician – Owned Hospital – What Causes the Political Chasm?," ASC Review, January 31, 2008
Co-author, "Investing in Health Care: A Story of Political Clout, Successful Niches, and Recurring Cycles," ASC Review, 2008
Co-author, "Ambulatory Surgery Centers: CMS Update on Payment and Coverage," American Health Lawyers Association, October 2007
Author, "Hospital Outpatient Surgical Department Construction," Outpatient Surgery Magazine, January 2007
Co-author, Ambulatory Surgery Centers: CMS Update on Payment and Coverage, American Health Lawyers Association, Third Edition, 2006
Co-author, "Three Key Steps to Successfully Marketing and Selling Dialysis Facilities," Nephrology News and Issues, Legal Angle Section, July 2006
Co-author, "Orthopedics-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Specialty Hospitals: A Physician & Hospital Perspective," Becker's ASC Review, November 2005; Health Care Law Monthly, October 2005
Co-author, "Provider-Based Joint Venture: Fair Game or Gaming the System?," Health Care Newsletter, October 2005
Co-author, "Professional Courtesy at a Surgery Center," Beckers ASC Review, March 2005
Co-author, "An Overview of Federal Laws and Regulations Governing Ownership in and Reimbursement for Ambulatory Surgery Centers," Health Care Law Monthly, February 2005
Co-author, Healthcare Industry White Paper, Crossroads, LLC & McGuireWoods LLP, November 2003
Moderator, "Never-Seen-Before Provider Care Sprouts: How Private Equity Investors May Leverage Returns Through the Unfolding of a New Kind of Supply Chain," Private Equity Investment in Provider Healthcare, iGlobal Forum, June 11, 2014
Moderator, "Impact of Evolving Managed Care," 12th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 2014
Moderator, "Physician Consolidation and Employment Trends: Opening New Opportunities or Posing Challenges for Investments in Physician Services, PPM and Dental Practice Management Businesses?," 11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 2014
Speaker, Physician/Hospital Integration Strategies – Which Approach is Right for You?, McGuireWoods LLP Complimentary Webinar, January 2014
Speaker, Surgical Hospital of Fresno Meeting, Fresno, CA, January 2014
Moderator, "What is the Impact of Health Care Reform on ASCs and Group Practices - All Clouds or Silver Lining Too?," Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Chief Executive Officer Strategy Roundtable, November 2013
Moderator, "The 5 Most Important Issues Facing ASCs," 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference, October 2013
Speaker, "Should you Sell Your ASC? Valuation, Operating Agreement, Non Competes, Legal and Process Issues," 20th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference, October 2013
Speaker, "Top Ten Legal Issues Facing Physician-Owned Hospitals," PHA Annual Conference, September 2013
Speaker, "Compliance: Ownership, Redemptions, HIPAA," Annual ASD Management Conference, September 2013
Moderator, "The Best Ideas for Orthopedics Now," 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference, June 2013
Speaker, American Renal Associates - Roundtable Discussions, June 2013
Moderator, "Physician Integration and Relationships," 11th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 16, 2013
Speaker, "Key Legal Issues Facing Physician Owned Hospitals" and "Valuing and Assessing Co-Management Relationships," Becker’s Hospital Review 4th Annual Meeting, May 11, 2013
Speaker, "Representing Private Equity Sponsors in Healthcare Transactions: Best Practices for Due Diligence," ALI-ABA Webinar, April 2013
Speaker, "Sales, Joint Ventures, Specialties, Turnarounds and Other Key Issues," Ambulatory Surgical Center Trends, March 2013
Moderator, "The Future of and Opportunities in the Pharma Industry – Trends and Issues," 4th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, McGuireWoods Seminar, November 2012
Co-moderator, "ASC Direct Marketing Strategies," Becker's ASCReview – 19th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference, October 2012
Speaker, "Top 10 Issues Facing Physician-Owned Hospitals Today," Physician Hospitals of America Annual Meeting, September 2012
Speaker, "The Best Ideas Now; Key Ways to Improve Physician Owned Hospital Profits," 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues, June 2012
Speaker, "Physician Owned Hospitals - Adding Ancillaries, Reducing Costs and Legal Compliance," 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues, June 2012
Speaker, "Valuing and Assessing Co-Management Relationships," Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting, May 2012
Speaker, "Medical Directors Under Conditions for Coverage," 10th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, May 2012
Speaker, "Physician Hospitals of America Membership – Key Issues Facing Physician-Owned Hospitals Today," PHA Webinar, April 2012
Moderator, "ASC, Dialysis and Urgent Care, an Investor/Lender Deep Dive," 9th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 2012
Speaker, "Key Legal Issues and Legal Compliance Boot Camp," 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference, October 2011
Moderator, "Best Practices in Healthcare M&A," St. Louis Healthcare M&A Conference, September 2011
Speaker, "Key Legal Developments Facing Hospitals," and "Anti-Kickback and Other Issues in the Sale of Equity to and Contracts With Physicians," PHA Annual Conference, September 2011
Speaker, "Key Legal Issues Facing Physician-Owned Hospitals," Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, June 2011
Speaker, "Key Legal Issues Facing Physician Owned Hospitals" and "Valuing and Assessing Co-Management Relationships," Becker Hospital Review Annual Meeting: ACOs, Physician-Hospital Integration, Improving Profitability and Key Specialties, May 20, 2011
Speaker, "Preparing Healthcare Portfolio Companies for Market: Key Deal Structure & Preparation Steps," Webinar, March 2011
Speaker, "Changes in Delivery of Care & Reimbursement Methodology: ACOs, Payment Bundling & Pay for Performance," 8th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference: Building Value in Healthcare and Life Sciences Investments, February 21, 2011
Moderator, "Preparing for Deals: Due Diligence, Compliance Planning & Other Issues," 2nd Annual Medical Device, Durable Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Conference: Key Business & Legal Issues for Manufacturers & Distributors, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, November 2010
Speaker, "Disclosure and Other Legal Requirements Under Section 6001 of PPACA," Physician Hospitals of America Conference: Next Steps for Physician Owned Hospitals, May 2010
Speaker, "The Brave New World of Renal Services – Physician Strategies and Response," 8th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, May 2010
Moderator, "Impact of Healthcare Reform on Outpatient Services: ASC, Dialysis & Oncology," 7th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference: Healthcare and Life Sciences Investing: The Road to Recovery, February 2010
Speaker, "Red Flag Rules, HIPAA Updates and Compliance Plans," ASC Review/ASCA Fall Conference, October 2009
Speaker, "Recent Updates re Codey Law, Under Arrangements Models and Per Click Leasing," ASC Review/ASCA Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference, June 2009
Speaker, "Dialysis Program Acquisitions and Divestitures," 7th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, McGuireWoods LLP Seminar, May 2009
Speaker, "Safe Harbor Issues: Key Federal and Texas Law Updates," Texas ASC Association Annual Meeting, November 2008
Speaker, "Joint Venture Models and Missouri Law Updates," Missouri ASC Association Annual Meeting, October 2008
Speaker, Spotlight on Missouri Healthcare Teleconference: Tax Exempt Entities, August 2008
Speaker, "Challenges to Physician Ownership in ASCs and Hospitals," Orthopedic, Sine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference, June 2008
Panelist, "Understanding and Negotiating a Spin-Off or Divestiture from a Large Health Care Company," 5th Annual Health Care Private Equity and Lending Conference: The Intersection of Health Care and Wall Street, April 2008
Speaker, "Physician-Hospital JVs and Under Arrangements Issues," Teleconference, March 2008
Speaker, "Spotlight on Missouri Healthcare: HIPAA Updates and Using a HIPAA Compliance Plan," Teleconference, February 2008
Speaker, "Privacy and Security Rule Updates under HIPAA and State Law for Missouri Health Care Providers," Teleconference, December 4, 2007
Speaker, "Pros and Cons of Selling Your Dialysis Facilities," 6th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, October 18, 2007
Speaker, "Medical Staff Credentialing and Other Bylaws Issues for Providers in Missouri," Teleconference, October 10, 2007
Speaker, "Spotlight on Missouri Health Care: Key Issues in Health Care Provider Joint Ventures," Teleconference, August 1, 2007
Speaker, "Updates re the Codey Law, Under Arrangements and Physician-owned Hospitals," Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference, June 2007
Panelist, "Funding the Platform," 4th Annual McGuireWoods Private Equity Investment in Health Care Conference, March 2007
Panelist, "Wall Street Update: Health Care Investment Opportunities from the Legal and Financial Community," FreeStanding 100, March 2007
Speaker, Physician Hospital ASC Joint Ventures, Teleconference, March 13, 2007
Speaker, "Academic Medical Center Joint Ventures Update," SG2, November 2006
Speaker, "Selling Shares in an ASC," 13th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference, October 2006
Speaker, "Healthcare & Information Technology - Private Equity Investment in Healthcare: Key Trends & Nitches for 2006," McGuireWoods Private Equity Dinner, March 2006
Speaker, "Update on Private Equity Investment in Healthcare," McGuireWoods Private Equity Luncheon, February 2006
Speaker, "Valuations in the Sale of Dialysis Facilities," Business Valuations Association, November 2005
Speaker, "Key Legal Considerations for Ambulatory Surgery Centers," Idaho State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, September 2005