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Richard D. Ellingsen

Rick Ellingsen is a health care regulatory attorney with more than 25 years' experience representing a wide range of institutional and professional health care providers, including health care management companies, health systems, medical groups and IPAs. He provides a broad range of legal services, concentrating on delivery systems, transactions, medico-legal matters and regulatory compliance.

Practice Highlights
  • Counsels clients in areas such as physician self-referral (i.e., the federal Stark Law and its state law counterparts), regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse
  • Assists hospitals, physicians, ancillary service providers, health plans and others in formation and operation of joint ventures, and in the development and implementation of compliance programs
  • Assists hospitals, physician groups and multi-hospital organizations in the development of physician hospital organizations, IPAs, and other delivery system components
  • Represents hospitals, physicians, IPAs, and other physician organizations in the negotiation of professional services contracts, recruitment agreements, and regulatory and compliance issues arising in the context of such negotiations

Additional Qualifications

  • Firmwide Managing Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, March 2002-April 2007
  • Former Chair of the firm's Associate Committee
  • Former Member of the firm's Share Committee
  • Former Chair of the firm's Health Law Department
  • Former Member of the firm's Health Law Department Council
  • Partner, Ellingsen, Christensen & Steinberg, 1985-1990

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Health Care Law by Best Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Selected to "2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law," Corporate Counsel Magazine
  • Selected to "Southern California Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2004-2009