Julia Cassidy - Health Care lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Julia E. Cassidy

Julia E. Cassidy represents health care providers including physician practices, physicians, hospitals, and health care systems in all aspects of corporate transactions and regulatory matters.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on transactional and regulatory compliance matters for health care providers. Utilizing my previous experience working for the federal government in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as well as in private practice, I strive to provide clients with thoughtful and practical advice.

Health Care Transactions

My practice consists of an assortment of transactions involving hospital/physician alignment strategies, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and other contractual arrangements such as professional services agreements and formation of management services companies and captive practices.

Regulatory Compliance

I advise clients on health care regulatory issues and provide counsel on federal and state fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, New Jersey’s Codey Law, and other state-specific self-referral laws.

Health Information Privacy/HIPAA

I counsel health care providers on all aspects of compliance with the requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act. I assist clients with the development of policies and procedures as well as provide guidance and analysis in the event of a breach or Office for Civil Rights investigation.

What do you see on the horizon?

I expect that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be far reaching throughout the health care sector. Providers will look for ways to align to protect their businesses and practices while ensuring stability in the face of future similar events. The world of telehealth and its associated regulations will continue to evolve and develop, as will the technologies that health care providers use in the provision of services. Additionally, the progression from a fee-for-service world to a value-based payment system will require providers to continue to adjust to a new payment system and structure.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Insights from the Google Health Data Lawsuit and the Competing Interests of Data, Technology and Privacy,” American Health Law Association Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, March 2021
  • “Survey of Recent Developments in Surprise Billing Legislation,” American Health Law Association Physician Organizations Practice Group Bulletin, April 13, 2020
  • “The Importance of Female Mentorship in the Practice of Law,” American Health Law Association Connections Magazine, February 2020


Julia E. Cassidy


New York

Phone: 212-940-3137

Fax: 866-805-5942

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History and Sociology of Science

New York

New Jersey

District of Columbia

  • American Health Law Association, Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group, Vice Chair of Member Engagement
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Health Law Section, Board Member; Co-Chair of Health Law Section Programming Committee
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
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