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

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 and to the Business section of the online blog site Medscape, 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 (2021-2023) 
  • 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
    Failing to Update Your Medicare Information Could Prove Costly (Sep 13, 2022)
    Vaccine Mandates are Here…Will They Impact Your Practice? (Feb 9, 2022)
    Don't Let the 'No Surprises Act' Catch You by Surprise (Jan 26, 2022)
    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)
  2. Articles
    What's in a Name? Protecting Your Practice Brand - Medscape Medical News (Apr 29, 2022)
    Friendly Arrangements Can Result in Federal Law Violations - Medscape Medical News (Apr 7, 2022)
    Proper Steps for Physicians to Follow if They Find Themselves Under Investigation - Medscape Medical News (Mar 3, 2022)
    What Physicians Need to Know About Private Equity Deals - Medscape Medical News (Feb 9, 2022)
    Four Legal Lessons From COVID for Medical Practices - Medscape Medical News (Jan 18, 2022)
  3. Presentations
    "How Not to Get Burned by a Bad Employment Agreement" - Miami Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology (May 2022)
    "Financial and Legal Considerations in Starting an Independent Management Practice" - Wipfli LLP (2021)
    "Practice Growth in 2021: Pros and Cons of Adding New Products and Service Lines to Your Business" - American Osteopathic Association (2021)
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: COVID Health Law Medicare Waiver Updates (Sep 29, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Building a Healthcare Practice and Preparing to Sell: Getting the Right Advice Can Make a Difference (Sep 15, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: State Medical Board Investigations: What Can You Expect? (Sep 1, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Physician Practice Mergers and Acquisitions – Trends in the Health Care Industry (Aug 18, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: What to Know Before Signing on the Dotted Line (Aug 4, 2022)
  5. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in Medscape Medical News Featured Article on Separation Agreements (May 20, 2022)
    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)

Overview

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 and to the Business section of the online blog site Medscape, 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 (2021-2023) 
  • 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
    Failing to Update Your Medicare Information Could Prove Costly (Sep 13, 2022)
    Vaccine Mandates are Here…Will They Impact Your Practice? (Feb 9, 2022)
    Don't Let the 'No Surprises Act' Catch You by Surprise (Jan 26, 2022)
    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)
  2. Articles
    What's in a Name? Protecting Your Practice Brand - Medscape Medical News (Apr 29, 2022)
    Friendly Arrangements Can Result in Federal Law Violations - Medscape Medical News (Apr 7, 2022)
    Proper Steps for Physicians to Follow if They Find Themselves Under Investigation - Medscape Medical News (Mar 3, 2022)
    What Physicians Need to Know About Private Equity Deals - Medscape Medical News (Feb 9, 2022)
    Four Legal Lessons From COVID for Medical Practices - Medscape Medical News (Jan 18, 2022)
  3. Presentations
    "How Not to Get Burned by a Bad Employment Agreement" - Miami Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology (May 2022)
    "Financial and Legal Considerations in Starting an Independent Management Practice" - Wipfli LLP (2021)
    "Practice Growth in 2021: Pros and Cons of Adding New Products and Service Lines to Your Business" - American Osteopathic Association (2021)
    "Business in the New Normal: Ericka Adler" - Business in the New Normal Podcast (2020)
    "Healthcare Regulatory Update" - RMA Health Care Lending Virtual Forum (2020)
  4. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: COVID Health Law Medicare Waiver Updates (Sep 29, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Building a Healthcare Practice and Preparing to Sell: Getting the Right Advice Can Make a Difference (Sep 15, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: State Medical Board Investigations: What Can You Expect? (Sep 1, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Physician Practice Mergers and Acquisitions – Trends in the Health Care Industry (Aug 18, 2022)
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: What to Know Before Signing on the Dotted Line (Aug 4, 2022)
  5. Firm News
    Roetzel Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Aug 18, 2022)
    Ericka Adler Quoted in Medscape Medical News Featured Article on Separation Agreements (May 20, 2022)
    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)