James B. Riley Jr.

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Education
  • The George Washington University Law School, JD, cum laude, 1979
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, magna cum laude, 1976
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Affiliations

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys

Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association

Member and Board of Directors; Former President, Rebuilding Together, North Suburban Chicago

Member, Public Policy and Finance Committees; Former Member, Board of Directors, American Kidney Fund

Former Member, Board of Directors, DCI Donor Services

Jim is a former chair of the firm's Healthcare Department. Jim's practice encompasses general corporate and healthcare law. He handles corporate counseling, with a particular emphasis on complex transactional matters for middle market businesses, hospitals and outpatient service providers, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and third-party financing.

He also counsels healthcare providers and companies in the healthcare industry on transitional and healthcare regulatory issues including third-party reimbursement consultation and proceedings, fraud and abuse counseling, medical staff issues, corporate restructuring, managed care structuring issues, alternative delivery systems, and matters related to the Medicare ESRD program.

Jim's clients include a wide range of companies with a special emphasis in the healthcare industry including hospitals and health systems; ambulatory care providers, including dialysis facilities and ambulatory surgery centers; multispecialty and single specialty medical practices and suppliers to the industry including pharmaceutical companies and medical supply companies.

Jim has authored numerous articles in the healthcare field, and currently serves as legal editor for several national healthcare magazines, including Nephrology News and Issues. Jim has spoken at programs sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Financial Management Association, the National Renal Administrators Association, the Renal Physicians Association, and various state and regional associations. He earned his CPA Certificate in the state of Illinois.

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James B Riley Jr.
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Chicago, IL 60601-1818

Representation of hospitals and ancillary providers of healthcare services in affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Representation of hospitals, physicians, multispecialty clinics and other clients in practice structuring, practice management and hospital/physician integration strategies.

Representation of healthcare providers in development and implementation of compliance plans and governmental investigations.

Representation of healthcare providers in governmental regulatory reimbursement matters.

Representation of managed care and related organizations.

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Healthcare: Service Providers, Legal 500 US, 2016

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013-2017

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Healthcare, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2008-2017

Named to "Illinois Super Lawyers," Health Care, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005-2017

Selected for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network, Health Care, Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, Division of Law Bulletin Publishing, 2004-2015

Co-author, "HIPAA enforcement issues and dialysis providers," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2015
Co-author, "Key Legal Issues for Nephrology Practices: Structure and Governance," Renal Physicians Association News, May 2014
Co-author, "Deadlines Approaching for Providers, Nephrologists on HIPAA Compliance," Nephrology News & Issues, September 2013
Co-author, "2012 Legal Overview: Dialysis Industry Alignment and Government Enforcement," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2013
Co-author, "Key Issues in Joining an ACO or Other Clinical Integration Program," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2012
Author, "Consolidating Physician Practices: A Guide," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2011
Co-author, "Health Reform for Hospitals and Health Systems," 2010 Healthcare Reform Law Resource Guide, American Health Lawyers Association, June 2010
Co-author, "Out-of-network Payments for ESRD Care: The National Renal Alliance Case," Nephrology News & Issues, July 2008
Co-author, "Key Changes to the Stark II Final Rule: Part 2," Nephrology News & Issues, January 2008
Co-author, "Key Changes to the Stark II Final Rule," Nephrology News & Issues, November 2007
Author, "Physicians' Liability for Off-label Prescriptions," Hematology & Oncology News & Issues, May/June 2007
Co-author, "OIG Allows Discharge of Indigent Patients After Dialysis Care," Nephrology News & Issues, March 2007
Presenter, "Tsunami or Smooth Sailing—Post-Escobar and Other Regulatory Updates," 15th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 18, 2017
Speaker, "Current Events in the ESCO, Joint Venture and Sale/Acquisition Worlds," 15th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 18, 2017
Speaker and Moderator, "Regulation Update," and "Managing and Incentivizing Your Intellectual Capital," 14th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 19, 2016
Moderator, "Unique Risks With Out of Network Businesses," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23, 2016
Speaker, "Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Considerations for Nephrologists and Dialysis Joint Ventures," 13th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, April 14, 2015
Moderator, "Urgent Care and Dialysis: Still Hot?," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 18, 2015
Speaker, Avoiding Health Care Fraud and Abuse: 2014 Update, The American Law Institute, May 21, 2014
Moderator and Speaker, "Nursing Home & In-Home Dialysis – How to get a Program Started, 2013 Year In Review of the Dialysis /Nephrology Industry and the Outlook for 2014," 12th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 15, 2014
Moderator, "How To Identify And Shift Reimbursement Risks In Transactions: Lessons Learned From Medicare Reimbursement Rebasing & Other Seismic Shifts," 11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 25-26, 2014
Speaker, "Avoiding Health Care Fraud & Abuse: What You and Your Clients Need to Know," ALI-CLE Webinar, June 19, 2013
Speaker, "Top Ten 2013 Issues in the Dialysis/Nephrology Industry"; Moderator, "Access Centers: Key Issues in Converting to Ambulatory Surgery Centers; Reimbursement Changes and Key Issues when Considering a Transaction," 11th Annual Business and Legal Issues in Dialysis and Nephrology Symposium, May 16, 2013
Speaker, "Dialysis Unit Management Course," National Kidney Foundation 2013 Spring Clinical Meetings, April 2, 2013
Speaker, "Sale Joint Venture of a Vascular Access Line of Business," Renal Executive Forum, March 14, 2013
Moderator, "Trends and Key Issues in Outpatient Services: Dialysis Facilities, Dental and Physician Practice Management," 10th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 26, 2013
Speaker, Preparing for a Merger or Affiliation: Performing Pre-Transaction Diligence and Board Education, June 19, 2012
Speaker, "Top Ten Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting the Renal Industry," 10th Annual Business & Legal Issues in Dialysis & Nephrology Symposium, May 10, 2012
Speaker, National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings, May 9, 2012