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, Ashley Fischer, Jeffrey Brennan, Noah Feldman Greene The California Attorney General announces a $575 million settlement with the largest hospital system in Northern California (Sutter)


CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES HISTORIC $575 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF ANTITRUST SUIT AGAINST SUTTER HEALTH * California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (AG Becerra) announced on Friday, December 20, 2019, the terms of a comprehensive settlement agreement reached with Sutter Health (...)

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 (...)

Ashley Fischer, Jeffrey Brennan The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturns a district court decision which denies a motion by the FTC to enjoin the proposed merger in a hospital merger case (FTC / Advocate Health Network)


On October 31, 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed another important victory to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the State of Illinois in a hospital merger case in Chicago, Illinois. This decision follows closely on the heels of the FTC’s victory earlier this year (...)

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