Derick Blakely provides healthcare regulatory counsel as it relates to compliance, operational and transactional matters. He works with a range of the firm’s healthcare clients, including ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals and others.
Derick earned a law degree from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia. During law school, Derick worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the D.C. Office of Inspector General where he investigated and analyzed issues related to healthcare fraud and abuse. Prior to attending law school, Derick worked in consulting and leverages that experience in his law practice.
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation in its acquisition of Ambercare for $40 million.
Represented AAC Holdings, Inc., parent company of American Addiction Centers, in its acquisition of AdCare, Inc.
Served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Ardent Health Services in its acquisition of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC)
Represented Health Connect America, Inc. in its sale to Harren Equity Partners
Represented Vivere Health in its sale to Prelude Fertility
Represented Frazier Healthcare Partners in its acquisition of a specialty pharmacy platform
Served as lead healthcare regulatory counsel to Air Methods in its sale to private equity firm for $2.5 billion
Provided legal counsel to Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC) in its acquisition of California radiology services company
Represented Physician Services business of Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) in its acquisition of Sunshine Radiology, LLC
International Law Review – Editor