Overview

Pat Cross partners with health care and life sciences companies to develop strategies and structure deals that advance their business objectives. The leader of the firm’s national health and life sciences industry team, he collaborates with executives and in-house counsel to address challenges and opportunities presented by health care reform and other industry changes. He combines his experience in complex corporate transactions with his knowledge of the regulatory environment in which health care and life sciences companies operate to serve a client base that includes emerging, established, for-profit and nonprofit companies.

Life Sciences

Pat helps life sciences companies negotiate research and development collaborations and outsourcing arrangements and analyze technology transfer and licensing issues. He also develops compliance protocols for various regulatory matters.

Health Care Innovation

Pat helps for-profit and nonprofit companies identify new ways to deliver higher quality health care services more efficiently and at lower cost. He helps clients create and operate Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs); develop collaborative care; create risk-sharing arrangements and clinical integration between and among providers; develop commercial and Medicaid products; and develop population health strategies and patient-centered medical home models.

Physicians & Physician Groups

Pat works with specialist physicians and physician groups to develop: strategies for hospital/physician alignment; clinically and financially integrated provider organizations; joint ventures; call coverage agreements; professional services agreements; co-management arrangements and other strategic, regulatory and transactional matters.

Health Plans & Employers

Pat works with health insurers and employers with self-funded plans to develop and implement new health care strategies, such as new clinical delivery models and high performance and collaborative care networks, including on-site and near-site employee clinics.

Entrepreneurs

Pat also works with entrepreneurs pursuing opportunities in health care reform and innovation, such as new health care delivery models and health information technologies.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal (editor-in-chief) (1993)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A. (1987)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Negotiating One of the Largest Health Information Exchange Agreements in History
    HIMSS 16 International Conference & Exhibition, Las Vegas, March 2016
  • Investment in M&A Opportunities in Health Care
    Moderator, Healthcare Entrepreneurial Roundtable: Growing Through Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships, November 2015
  • Telehealth: Enabling Innovation to Transform Health Care Delivery
    Panelist, BioCrossroads Frameworx Seminar, August 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Board of Managers and Pro Bono Standing Committee, Former Member; Health Care Section, Former Chair
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Health Care and Medicine Section, Former Chair; House of Delegates
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Civic Activities

  • Indiana Health Industry Forum — Director (Public Policy Committee, Chair)
  • Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council — Former Board Member and Membership Chair
  • Off-Main Street Players, Inc. — Chairman
  • HealthNet Foundation — Former Director and Executive Committee Member
  • NCAA Final Four — Former Operations Committee Member
  • Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Graduate
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Development Series Graduate
  • Zionsville Youth Soccer Association and Zionsville Little League — Former Coach

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America — Corporate Law and Health Care Law, 2005-18
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers — Corporate/M&A, 2005-13
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Health Care, each year since its first publication in 2004
  • Dr. John Morton-Finney Excellence in Legal Education Award
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow
  • Indiana Governor's Fellowship
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