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Ms. Michelle Anne Williams

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC


As former in-house counsel at large academic medical centers, Michelle Williams draws on her industry experience to advise on regulatory and structuring aspects of hospital mergers, acquisitions, and integrations. She has a reputation for smoothly obtaining attorney general and federal approvals for complex transactions, and she also advises on EMTALA, QIO hearings, medical staff issues, corporate governance and hospital authorities and districts.


Ms. Williams focuses her practice on the regulatory and structuring aspects of hospital mergers, acquisitions, and integrations. Her experience includes obtaining attorney general and federal approvals for complex transactions and/or conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status, and issues of successor liability. She also advises on corporate governance and Medical Staff governance in connection with changes of control or ownership. She represents clients undergoing CMS, EMTALA and state surveys, Medicare terminations and
regulatory review, and advises on hospital authority law, voluntary disclosures, corporate integrity agreements and qui tam defense.


Since 2012, Michelle has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Health Care Law. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Michelle for excellence in the area of health care since 2008. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Michelle was a commissioner on the Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines, advising the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund. She was a former in-house counsel at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the former
Mount Sinai Hospital, and has been on-loan in-house counsel to general academic medical centers.