Elizabeth A. O'Connell

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Elizabeth O’Connell focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory and transactional work, as well as general mergers and acquisitions. She primarily represents healthcare entities engaged in transactions and also works to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.

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  • Advises healthcare clients on the intricacies of the state and federal rules on peer review, with an emphasis on HCQIA and confidentiality requirements.
  • Drafts contracts and documents for mergers and acquisitions, including organizational charts, consent agreements, bill of sale and assignment and assumption agreements, non-competition agreements, consulting agreements, closing checklists, and amendments.
  • Advised a large hospital on the regulatory effects of a contemplated merger with another hospital system. Analyzed local, state and federal laws on the unification of a multi-hospital system medical staff.
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Experience

  • Advises healthcare clients on the intricacies of the state and federal rules on peer review, with an emphasis on HCQIA and confidentiality requirements.
  • Drafts contracts and documents for mergers and acquisitions, including organizational charts, consent agreements, bill of sale and assignment and assumption agreements, non-competition agreements, consulting agreements, closing checklists, and amendments.
  • Advised a large hospital on the regulatory effects of a contemplated merger with another hospital system. Analyzed local, state and federal laws on the unification of a multi-hospital system medical staff.
  • Analyzes newly released rules pertaining to the healthcare sector (including telemedicine, hospital co-location, the Controlled Substances Act, Stark rule and EMTALA) and advises clients accordingly. 
  • Drafted quality and supply agreements between a biomedical company and an international supplier of raw materials.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community

  • Atlanta Humane Society

Prior Positions

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Office of the General Counsel: Extern (2015)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2016; Managing Editor, Emory Corporate Governance & Accountability Review; Transactional Law Certificate Program
  • B.A., Government and International Studies, Manhattan College, 2011