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Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

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Meet Norm Tabler

Norman G. Tabler, Jr.


Norm Tabler focuses his legal practice in health care, where his experience and skill in both private and in-house practice have earned him a reputation of respect throughout the legal and health care industries. He has practiced, spoken and written widely on issues involving health law, public-private partnerships, risk management and insurance in the health care field.

Norm joined Faegre Baker Daniels upon graduation from Columbia Law School. In addition to 25 years experience with the firm (including serving as the first chair of the health law practice), he was Indiana University Health's general counsel for 16 years. Established in 1996 by the consolidation of three major Indiana hospitals, IU Health is widely regarded as among the most successful hospital consolidations of recent decades and as a model for public-private partnerships.

While at IU Health, Norm helped oversee the expansion of that organization into a statewide system with 19 hospitals and 29,000 employees. In addition to leading the legal department, he served as chief compliance officer and corporate secretary and oversaw such areas as internal audit, corporate compliance, regulatory affairs, risk management and insurance operations. Norm established and served as board chairman of IU Health's captive insurance company and risk retention group.

Representative Transactions

  • Consolidation of major hospitals
  • Hospital acquisitions
  • Establishment of captive insurers and risk retention groups
  • Organization of nonprofit and investor-owned hospitals
  • Conversion of investor-owned hospitals to nonprofit tax exempt status
  • Formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Successful defense of uninsured patient class action against hospital system
  • Stark and Anti-Kickback analysis of transactions


  • JD Supra — Readers' Choice Awards, 2016-17
  • The Burton Awards — Distinguished Legal Writing Award, 2014
  • Indiana University McKinney School of Law Health Law Center — Lifetime Achievement in Health Law Award, 2012
  • Indiana Lawyer — Distinguished Barrister Award, 2006

Professional Associations

  • The Health Lawyer — Vice Chair, Editorial Board, ABA Health Law Section, 2017-18
  • Law360 — Health Editorial Advisory Board, 2014-16
  • American Health Lawyers Association — Life Members Council; Academic Medical Centers & Teaching Hospitals Practice Group; Hospitals & Health Systems Practice Group
  • American Bar Association — Health Law Section and Business Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Health Law Section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Health Law Section

Civic Activities

  • WFYI Public Television & Radio — Distinguished Director Emeritus and Former Board Chairman
  • Indianapolis Art Center — Former Board Chairman
  • Lawyers Club of Indianapolis — Former President
  • Princeton Alumni Assoc. of Indiana — Former President
  • Indiana Recreational Development Commission — Former Vice Chairman
  • Indiana Educational Facilities Commission — Former Member
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Commission — Former Member


  • Financial Implications of Over-Reliance on Opioids
    HFMA Voices in Healthcare Finance Podcast, March 14, 2017
  • FDCA & Strict Liability Convictions
    Food and Drug Law Institute’s Enforcement, Litigation & Compliance Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2016
  • The Acclarent Settlement: Lessons Learned
    Co-presenter, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, October 2016
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: One of Your Biggest Insurance Costs
    Cayman Captive Insurance Forum, Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, Grand Cayman, December 2015
  • Trial of Socrates & Other False Claims Act Developments
    Minnesota State Bar Association Webcast, September 2015
  • Can an Arbitrator Rule Against a Hospital for Not Violating the Anti-Kickback Statute?
    This Week in Health Law Podcast Series,, August 2015
  • Health Care "CyberInsecurity"
    Panelist, MESH Coalition, Indianapolis, April 2015
  • Medical Myths in Malpractice
    Indiana University Center for Law & Health Symposium, March 2015
  • Issues Facing Teaching Hospitals & Academic Medical Centers in Public-Private Partnerships
    American Health Lawyers Association National Webinar, May 2014
  • Introduction to American Health Care Law
    American Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.M. program, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, February 2013
  • Health Care Captives as a Tool for Quality Improvement & Much More
    Cayman Captive Insurance Forum, Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, Grand Cayman, December 2013
  • Insights From the Health Care & Life Sciences Bar
    Panelist, Indianapolis Bar Association Program, 2013
  • Obamacare, Health Insurance & the Provision of Health Care Services
    National Organization of Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA) Legal Seminar, Chicago, 2013
  • If My BMW Dealer Were My Health Care Provider
    Cayman Captive Insurance Forum, Insurance Managers Association of Cayman, Grand Cayman, December 2012
  • If My BMW Dealer Were My Health Care Provider
    ASHRM Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Indiana University Health Law Compliance Symposium
    Panelist, 2011 and 2012
  • Technology's Impact on Patient Engagement
    Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, 2011
  • Apology for Medical Errors: The Law & Practical Application
    AHLA Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Accountable Care Organizations in Law & Practice
    Health Law Section, Indiana Bar Association, 2010

Published Articles

  • The Butterfly Effect: Reuse of a Needle Guide Triggers 'Fundamental Threat to Federal-State Relations'
    Update, Food and Drug Law Institute, July/August 2017
  • The Effect of Ambiguity on Scienter Under the False Claims Act
    ABA Health Law Section, Vol. 13, No. 12, August 2017 
  • Mark Twain & Disagreement on Qui Tam Pleading Standards
    AHLA Weekly, August 28, 2017
  • Multimodal Analgesia as an Alternative to the Risks of Opioid Monotherapy in Surgical Pain Management
    Co-author, Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, July 2017
  • A Case of Overly Informed Consent
    AHLA Weekly, July 7, 2017
  • An Argument That Proves Too Much?
    AHLA Weekly, June 16, 2017
  • Government Nonintervention as an Admission in Qui Tam Cases
    AHLA Weekly, June 2, 2017
  • Judge Tells Government to Take a Hike
    AHLA Weekly, May 19, 2017
  • Physician Parking as Illegal Compensation: Easier to Allege Than Prove
    AHLA Weekly, March 5, 2017
  • The False Claims Act & Strict Liability
    Food and Drug Law Institute Update, March/April 2017
  • Professional Review Actions: To Report Or Not To Report?
    Law360, March 9, 2017
  • When 'Employee Theft Including Forgery' Can't Cover Forgery
    Law360, March 8, 2017
  • Agency Law is Center Stage in Psychologist Torture Case
    Law360, February 28, 2017
  • Complicated Battle Over Simple Term: 'Provide Upon Request'
    AHLA Weekly, February 24, 2017
  • EMTALA Whistleblower Protection May Be Narrower Than You Thought
    AHLA Weekly, February 10, 2017
  • Strategies for Managing Opioid Overuse and the Associated Costs
    Healthcare Cost Containment, December 2016
  • Escobar IV: Still Hazy After All These Years
    AHLA Weekly, December 2, 2016
  • When Whistleblowers Can’t Keep Their Lips Sealed
    AHLA Weekly, November 18, 2016
  • FDCA Conviction Without Evidence of Knowledge or Intent?
    Food and Drug Law Institute Update, November/December 2016
  • Where’s the Crime in Free Parking?
    AHLA Weekly, October 28, 2016
  • The Advantages of Multimodal Pain Management Over Opioid Monotherapy
    Co-author, Health System Management, October 3, 2016
  • Sixteen Myths of Medicine & Medical Malpractice
    Indiana Health Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016
  • Claim to Whistleblower Bounty Survives Dismissal and Death
    AHLA Weekly, September 2, 2016
  • Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook
    Co-editor, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), 2016
  • Compliance Officers in the Crosshairs
    Law360, April 18, 2016
  • Whistleblowing Attorneys & the Attorney-Client Privilege
    AHLA Weekly, April 15, 2016
  • Worth, Worth Less, Worthless: Variations in False Claims Act Liability
    AHLA Weekly, March 11, 2016
  • Top 10 Health Law Issues 2016: Fraud & Abuse Enforcement
    AHLA Connections, February 2016
  • New DOJ Guidelines Put Companies at Odds With Their Officers
    AHLA Weekly, February 5, 2016
  • GAO Recommendations on Payment Reform: Too Little, Too Late?
    AHLA Weekly, January 15, 2016
  • Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Attacked From All Sides
    Law360, November 25, 2015
  • NJ High Court Looks at Liability for Uninsured Physician
    Law360, October 20, 2015
  • Trial of Socrates and Other Recent Whistleblower Precedents
    AHLA Weekly, October 9, 2015
  • Hospital Chain Pays Heavily for Being Too Clever
    Law360 Health, August 28, 2015
  • First 60-Day Repayment Decision Adverse to Hospital
    AHLA Weekly, August 14, 2015
  • Ever-Expanding Liability of Physicians for Patient Drug Diversion
    AHLA Weekly, June 5, 2015
  • What If the Arbitrator Says You Must Violate the Anti-Kickback Statute?
    AHLA Hospitals & Health Systems Rx, May 2015
  • Congress Grants OIG's Gainsharing Wish
    AHLA Weekly, May 15, 2015
  • Committing Fraud Through Silence: The Expanding Reach of the False Claims Act
    AHLA Weekly, April 17, 2015
  • A Private Cause of Action for Peer Review Confidentiality Breach
    AHLA Weekly, March 6, 2015
  • Florida Court Examines Conditions of Participation vs. Conditions of Payment
    AHLA Weekly, February 13, 2015
  • OIG Showed Commitment to Senior Health Care in 2014
    Law360 Health and Law360 Public Policy, January 29, 2015
  • Good Luck Guessing With The Government On Gainsharing
    Law360 Health and Law360 Insurance, December 18, 2014
  • Whistleblowers Thrive as Show-Me-the-Claim Pleading Standard Gives Way to Show-Me-You-Know
    AHLA Weekly, December 5, 2014
  • Do Hospitals Need a Compliance Officer Privilege?
    Law360 Health, November 4, 2014
  • Are Academic Medical Centers Dead? Part 1
    Law360 Health and Law360 Insurance, October 2, 2014
  • Are Academic Medical Centers Dead? Part 2
    Law360 Health and Law360 Insurance, October 3, 2014
  • Carrots, Sticks and Insurance Premium Discounts
    Law360 Health, September 8, 2014
  • IOM Study of Graduate Medical Education Sparks Debate
    Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, Issue 33, August 29, 2014
  • Russian Dolls as a Tool for Analyzing Stark Law Issues
    American Health Lawyers Association, Health Lawyers Weekly, January 24, 2014; reprinted in S. Rosenbaum & D. Frankford, Law and the American Health Care System, (2d ed. Supp. 2014)
  • Will CMS' Recent Proposal Really Expose CME Payments to the Sunshine?
    Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, Issue 27, July 18, 2014
  • Award of Attorney Fees Under HCQIA: Do In-House Lawyers Count?
    Health Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, Issue 21, May 30,2014
  • Lessons From an 11-Year Hospital Credentialing Battle
    Law360 Health, May 16, 2014
  • The Long Road to CMS' Medicare Compensation Disclosure
    Law360 Health, April 29, 2014
  • FCA Public Disclosure Case May Help Health Industry
    Law360 Health, April 11, 2014
  • 8 Lessons From Halifax's $85 Million Settlement
    Law360 Health, March 17, 2014
  • The False Claims Act Through the Looking Glass (Or, Alice Pleads the Eighth)
    Health Lawyers Weekly, Volume 12, Issue 9, March 7, 2014
  • Are Temp Nurses Hospital Employees for Insurance Purposes?
    Law360 Health, February 26, 2014
  • What Health Providers Can Learn From Recent OIG Report
    Law360 Health, January 28, 2014
  • Health Care's Movement Toward a Public Health Model
    American Health Lawyers Association, Practice Group Newsletter, December 18, 2013
  • Clinical Trial Billing: A Minefield for the Unwary
    American Health Lawyers Association, Practice Group Newsletter, December 16, 2013
  • Market Is Driving Trend Toward 'Public Health'
    Indianapolis Business Journal, November 25, 2013
  • Dealing With Medical Mistakes: Should Physicians Apologize to Patients?
    Medical Economics Magazine, November 10, 2013
  • Hazards of Billing for Health Care in Clinical Trials
    Law360 Health, September 2013
  • Advantages of Captive Insurance Programs for Health Care Systems (and Not Just Lower Premiums)
    25 Health Lawyer 32, 2013


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