Jesse Neil is a veteran healthcare attorney whose background helps clients bridge two complex worlds - healthcare operations and public policy. Jesse advises companies and investors on regulatory developments and emerging trends, and he partners with clients to adapt operations to an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Jesse helps healthcare companies, investors, and lenders to avoid and address compliance issues related to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, licensure requirements, and other state and federal healthcare laws. He is also an experienced advocate for providers facing government investigations and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining Waller, Jesse spent nearly a decade as a member of the in-house legal team at one of the largest publicly-traded hospital companies in the United States. As lead counsel for one of the company's three operating divisions, Jesse provided day-to-day guidance to corporate departments, hospitals, clinics, and ancillary service providers throughout the country. Jesse also managed the company's public policy advocacy strategy. In this role he monitored federal and state policy developments, advised the company on operational risks, and implemented strategies to position the company for success.
In 2014, Jesse was elected Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Health Law Section. Previously, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General. He led investigations into healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies with respect to regulatory compliance.
Early in his career, Jesse served as an advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He is currently a Commissioner in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville. In his spare time, Jesse travels and enjoys fly fishing.
Represented Physical Rehabilitation Network in its equity interest sale by Silver Oak Services Partners to Gryphon Investors.
Represented Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN) in its joint venture with MemorialCare on a network of nearly 20 full-service physical therapy centers.
Represented Direct Radiology in the sale of its teleradiology platform to Royal Philips.
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