Ashley Fischer

McDermott Will & Emery (Chicago)
Lawyer (Partner)

Ashley M. Fischer represents health care providers on a wide range of corporate and regulatory matters, including: affiliations, collaborations, Health reform initiatives and alignment strategies, Joint ventures, managed care contracting networks such as clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs). Her health antitrust practice includes assessing the implications of the formation and operation of competitor collaborations (CINs, ACOs, joint ventures), merger analysis and defense, compliance and ordinary course conduct. Ashley served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group in Chicago from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves on the Firm’s Management Committee.

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Stephen Wu, Jeffrey Brennan, Ashley Fischer, Ashley L. McMahon The US Court of Appeals for the sixth circuit establishes test for determining whether the conduct of joint ventures should be analysed under the rule of reason test (The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place / Atrium Health System)


A recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is important for competitors involved in joint ventures because it states what mode of antitrust analysis—the per se rule or the rule of reason—applies to the conduct of joint ventures when it is challenged as anticompetitive. The (...)

Ashley Fischer, Ashley L. McMahon , Jeffrey Brennan, Michelle S. Lowery, Stephen Wu The US DoJ reaches a settlement with a healthcare system related to provisions in a contract between the health system and commercial insurers (Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority)


THE LATEST: DOJ Announces Settlement with Carolinas Health System (Atrium Health) After Two Years of Litigation* The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that it and the State of North Carolina have reached a settlement with Carolinas Healthcare System / Atrium Health relating to (...)

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