Ericka L. Adler

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Health Care
Chicago
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60602
P 312.582.1602
F 312.580.1201
P 312.582.1602 | F 312.580.1201



Overview

"I strive to be everything my clients need: problem-solver, confidante, and advocate."

Ericka has nearly 25 years representing individual providers, physician groups, and other health care entities, such as home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities, and surgery centers. She focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional health care law, in compliance counseling, structuring, and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations. Ericka handles mergers, sales and acquisitions of healthcare entities and has extensive experience in completing transactions with private equity, hospitals and other third parties.

Ericka also has deep experience dealing with Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine, and other challenges facing healthcare providers. Ericka works closely with her clients on their day-to-day legal health care needs and strives to be available so that her clients always feel like they are her top priority. She serves as general counsel to her practice clients.

Ericka keeps clients up-to-date on her weekly podcast, “Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot®, which has earned the #5 spot on Health Radio Now. The podcasts have addressed timely topics, including private equity acquisitions, Stark Law compliance, employment and HR issues, and other matters of importance and interest to her clients. In addition, Ericka contributes to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

She devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their contracts and compensation arrangements and assisting her clients in acquiring and selling health care entities. She also works with providers in HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters, and contract disputes.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, LL.M.
  2. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  3. Skidmore College, B.S.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Health Law" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2011)
  • Selected as an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" for Health Law (2013-present)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2021, 2022) 
  • The National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader" in Health Care (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Former Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association, Former Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Former Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    • Member
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Mentor
  • DePaul College of Law Health Law Institute, Current Advisory Board Member
  • Wolter Kluwer Health Law, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Independent Physician Advisors, Founding Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    5 New Year's Resolutions for Every Medical Practice - Medscape Medical News (Jan 3, 2022)
    Navigating Physician Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians (September/October 2021)
    A Family Physician Guide to Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians
    Private Practices Thriving, Despite AMA Survey - Physicians Practice (May 26, 2021)
    Limit Physician Burnout Risk by Analyzing Company Culture, Contract Criteria - Physicians Practice (May 3, 2021)
  3. Presentations
    "Financial and Legal Considerations in Starting an Independent Management Practice" - Wipfli LLP (Oct 21, 2021)
    "Practice Growth in 2021: Pros and Cons of Adding New Products and Service Lines to Your Business" - American Osteopathic Association (Mar 16, 2021)
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (Dec 4, 2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (Oct 28, 2020)
    "Physician Contract Issues in Light of COVID-19" - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Webinar (Jun 18, 2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Build Out Or Buy? Financing Real Estate Transactions in Healthcare Practices (Jan 13, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: 2022 Resolutions: What Healthcare Practices Need To Tackle In the New Year (Dec 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: Why Healthcare Practices Should Use Real Estate Brokers (Dec 23, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Structuring DSO/MSO Healthcare Ventures and Practice Acquisitions (Dec 16, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Illinois Freedom to Work Act: Updating Your Contracts to Assure Non-Competes Are Enforceable in 2022 (Dec 9, 2021)
  5. Firm News
    Roetzel’s Ericka Adler Recognized as a “Go-To Thought Leader” by National Law Review (Dec 29, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted In MedScape about Employment Contracts (Oct 13, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Ericka Adler and Marc Kallish quoted in Behavioral Health Business (Aug 5, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Healthcare Dive Article on Noncompete Agreements (July 2021)

Overview

"I strive to be everything my clients need: problem-solver, confidante, and advocate."

Ericka has nearly 25 years representing individual providers, physician groups, and other health care entities, such as home health care agencies, DME companies, hospices, MRI facilities, and surgery centers. She focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional health care law, in compliance counseling, structuring, and implementing complex joint ventures to comply with state and federal laws and regulations. Ericka handles mergers, sales and acquisitions of healthcare entities and has extensive experience in completing transactions with private equity, hospitals and other third parties.

Ericka also has deep experience dealing with Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fee-splitting concerns, the corporate practice of medicine, and other challenges facing healthcare providers. Ericka works closely with her clients on their day-to-day legal health care needs and strives to be available so that her clients always feel like they are her top priority. She serves as general counsel to her practice clients.

Ericka keeps clients up-to-date on her weekly podcast, “Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot®, which has earned the #5 spot on Health Radio Now. The podcasts have addressed timely topics, including private equity acquisitions, Stark Law compliance, employment and HR issues, and other matters of importance and interest to her clients. In addition, Ericka contributes to the Law & Malpractice section of the online magazine Physicians Practice, where she addresses legal and management issues facing independent physician practices.

She devotes a large part of her practice to advising professionals and practices on their contracts and compensation arrangements and assisting her clients in acquiring and selling health care entities. She also works with providers in HIPAA, fraud and abuse, billing audits, government investigations, licensure matters, and contract disputes.

Education

  1. DePaul University College of Law, LL.M.
  2. DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  3. Skidmore College, B.S.
    • magna cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Illinois
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Star in Health Law" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2011)
  • Selected as an "Illinois Leading Lawyer" for Health Law (2013-present)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law (2021, 2022) 
  • The National Law Review, "Go-To Thought Leader" in Health Care (2021)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Physicians Legal Issues Conference Planning Committee, Former Committee Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Medical Group Management Association, Former Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Former Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    • Member
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Mentor
  • DePaul College of Law Health Law Institute, Current Advisory Board Member
  • Wolter Kluwer Health Law, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Independent Physician Advisors, Founding Board Member

Insights

  1. Alerts
    UPDATE: Illinois Governor Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadlines for Health Care Workers (Sep 7, 2021)
    Health Care Practice Check-Up: Are You Violating Stark Without Knowing It? (Sep 1, 2021)
    Illinois Governor’s Order Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Health Care Workers (Aug 30, 2021)
    Illinois Legislature Enacts Law Regulating Restrictive Covenants (Aug 23, 2021)
    Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping Health Care Law (May 25, 2021)
  2. Articles
    5 New Year's Resolutions for Every Medical Practice - Medscape Medical News (Jan 3, 2022)
    Navigating Physician Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians (September/October 2021)
    A Family Physician Guide to Employment Contracts - American Academy of Family Physicians
    Private Practices Thriving, Despite AMA Survey - Physicians Practice (May 26, 2021)
    Limit Physician Burnout Risk by Analyzing Company Culture, Contract Criteria - Physicians Practice (May 3, 2021)
  3. Presentations
    "Financial and Legal Considerations in Starting an Independent Management Practice" - Wipfli LLP (Oct 21, 2021)
    "Practice Growth in 2021: Pros and Cons of Adding New Products and Service Lines to Your Business" - American Osteopathic Association (Mar 16, 2021)
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (Dec 4, 2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (Oct 28, 2020)
    "Physician Contract Issues in Light of COVID-19" - Illinois Academy of Family Physicians Webinar (Jun 18, 2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Build Out Or Buy? Financing Real Estate Transactions in Healthcare Practices (Jan 13, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: 2022 Resolutions: What Healthcare Practices Need To Tackle In the New Year (Dec 30, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: Why Healthcare Practices Should Use Real Estate Brokers (Dec 23, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Structuring DSO/MSO Healthcare Ventures and Practice Acquisitions (Dec 16, 2021)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Illinois Freedom to Work Act: Updating Your Contracts to Assure Non-Competes Are Enforceable in 2022 (Dec 9, 2021)
  5. Firm News
    Roetzel’s Ericka Adler Recognized as a “Go-To Thought Leader” by National Law Review (Dec 29, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted In MedScape about Employment Contracts (Oct 13, 2021)
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Aug 19, 2021)
    Ericka Adler and Marc Kallish quoted in Behavioral Health Business (Aug 5, 2021)
    Shareholder Ericka Adler Quoted in Healthcare Dive Article on Noncompete Agreements (July 2021)