Catherine T. Dunlay

Partner

Biography

Cathy Dunlay is a highly-regarded health care attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Her practice is devoted to the representation of hospitals and other health care organizations in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as contractual arrangements, including a variety of hospital-physician relationships. She also counsels clients on operational and compliance matters, including Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark physician self-referral laws and Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues.

Specifically, Cathy has served as counsel in a variety of transactions, including the purchase and sale of hospital and freestanding facilities; the acquisition and restructuring of hospital-owned physician practices; the formation of a variety of joint ventures, including joint ventures for hospitals and freestanding facilities; and the negotiation of management, clinical co-management and affiliation relationships.

She has been a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences. Topics include hospital acquisition of physician practices, provider-based status and under arrangements, health care reform legislation and Accountable Care Organizations.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Arthritis Foundation, 2010–2016 (Secretary, 2015–2016)
  • Member, Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Presentations & Published Works
  • Virtual Round Table Healthcare Law 2016, www. corporatelivewire.com
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 1984
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Recognized, Chambers USA, Health Care with a Band 2 ranking, 2016–2018
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2007–2018
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2017
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care), 2004–2005, 2007–2009, 2011–2017
  • Listed, Top 50 Women Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012–2014
  • Listed, Top 25 Women Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012–2014
  • Listed, Top 50 Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Education
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.), 1984
  • University of Cincinnati (B.A. summa cum laude in English Literature), 1981
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