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Ethan is a partner in Ice Miller’s Health Care Group. Prior to joining Ice Miller, Ethan served as chair of the health care and professional associations for an international law firm where he focused on health care regulation and transactions including compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. 

Ethan regularly speaks on the topic of health care compliance and transactions, and his work has also appeared in a number of prominent health care publications. Specifically, he has spoken for organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. He is featured in publications from the American Hospital Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Publications and others. 

Throughout his legal career, Ethan has served in leadership positions for organizations such as the Chicago Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. In 2021, he was recognized as an Acritas Stars Stand-Out Lawyer for outstanding client service.

In 1997, Ethan graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. He received his juris doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2002. 
 
News
Published In
  • “Don’t Be Taken Hostage: Ransomeware Attacks,” Trustee Magazine, October 2017 Issue (a publication of the American Hospital Association), with Jeff Davis and Caitlin Podbielski as co-authors (2017) 
  • “Partnership Road Map: Navigating Successful Health System Integration,” Trustee Magazine, September 2016 Issue (a publication of the American Hospital Association), with Jordan Shields and Caitlin Podbielski as co-authors (2016) 
  • “Expect the Expected: Contracting for and Navigating Health System Affiliations,” AANS Neurosurgeon, publication of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, co-author with Caitlin Podbielski (2016)
  • “Data Breach Risks and Best Practices for Small and Mid-Size Health Care Providers,” State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section Publications (2016)
  • “Recent Focus on Utilizing Mid-Level Practitioners in the Delivery of Radiation Therapy,” American Health Lawyers Association, In-House Counselor (In-House Counsel Practice Group Newsletter, co-author with Caitlin Podbielski)(2015) 
  • “Legal Implications for Hospital Boards, In-House Counsel, and Management to Consider to Avoid a Broken Deal,” National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (www.quickreadbuzz.com) (2014) 
  • “Avoid Steep Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Penalties with Education and Documentation,” HC Pro Medical Staff Briefing (2013) (contributor) 
  • The Stark Law: A User’s Guide to Compliance, Second Edition, HCPro, Inc. (2009) (contributor)
  • “Delaware Court of Chancery Clarifies Blasius ‘Compelling Justification Standard’ in Mercier v. Inter-Tel,” AHLA Governance Task Force Quarterly Review (2007)
  • “Jury Says St. David's Should Retain Tax Exemption,” Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Health Care Law Report (2004)
  • “Stark II Phase II Regulations,” Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Health Care Law Report (2004)
Speaking Engagements
  • “JOAs in Healthcare: Regulatory Compliance, Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status in Virtual Merger Arrangements,” Strafford Webinar (August 18, 2021)
  • “Birds of a Different Feather: Understanding and Executing Transactions and Affiliations between Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Physicians, and Non-Exempt Entities,” American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, San Antonio, TX (2019)
  • “House of Cards: Mitigating Risk of Actual and Perceived Fraud and Compliance Issues in Healthcare Transactions,” American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD (2018)
  • “Mixed Marriages: Transactions and Affiliations among Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Physicians and Non-Exempt Entities,” American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, New Orleans, LA (2018)
  • “Now that We’ve Moved In–Addressing Post-Closing Regulatory and Compliance Issues,” American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum, with Steve Hinkle as co-presenter (2016)
  • “Taming your ACO and ACE,” Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys’ 29th Annual Health Law Symposium, with Curtis Bernstein and Aaron Perry as co-presenters (2015)
  • “Health Care M&A Basics,” Healthcare Finance Management Association, Quarterly Newsletter (2015)
  • “Mentoring Tips, Tools and Takeaways,” American Health Lawyers Association, Fundamentals of Health Law, Chicago, IL (2014)
  • “Joint Operating Agreements: Everything Old Is New Again,” American Health Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY (2014)
  • “Compliance Audits and Reviews: A Step-by-Step Guide,” Clear Law Institute Webinar Series (2014)
  • “Legal Implications for Hospital Boards, In-House Counsel and Management to Consider to Avoid a Broken Deal,” Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Webinar Series (2014)
  • “Conducting a Compliance Audit/Review: Key Issues,” Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Indianapolis, IN (2014)
  • “Hospital Acquisition of Physician Groups - An Overview of Issues,” Chicago Bar Association, Health Law Section (2013)
  • “Physician Compensation Trends and Pitfalls,” Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Webinar Series (2013)
  • “New Approaches to Physician Transactions,” Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys’ 29th Annual Health Law Symposium (2011)
  • “Payment & Reimbursement Interest Group Panel,” ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference (2011)
  • “Physician-Hospital Joint Ventures,” CBA Young Lawyers Section Monthly Workshop Seminar (2008)
  • “Career Roundtable,” The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio (2007)
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