Jesse Neil is a veteran healthcare attorney whose background helps clients bridge two complex worlds - healthcare operations and public policy. Jesse advises senior management and healthcare company boards regarding policy, governance, and regulatory matters, and he serves as strategic counsel to healthcare providers throughout the United States.
Governmental, non-profit, and for-profit hospital boards rely on Jesse to find solutions to their unique challenges. He has deep expertise guiding hospital systems through the merger, acquisition, and restructuring process to adapt governance and operations to today’s operating environment. He has unique experience managing the competing operational, financial, regulatory, and political issues that arise in these transactions. Jesse also 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.
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.
Jesse has served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Health Law Section. Previously, he was appointed 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.
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