Lisa A. Lyons, Of Counsel


Lisa Lyons practices in the area of health law, assisting hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, and other health care providers with regulatory compliance, including those arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and corporate and contracting matters. Lisa has significant experience counseling on the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law. She has assisted health care entities in various sectors with internal investigations and voluntary reporting of compliance matters. Lisa also handles business acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions for health care clients, as well as assisted-living acquisitions and licensing.

Representative Experience

  • Researching and providing advice regarding federal and state waivers—including Medicare, licensure, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute—needed by health providers and facilities to respond to COVID-19
  • Conducting Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act research as it relates to funding and support for health care providers and facilities
  • Reviewing "surge" contracts for facilities to obtain needed supplies, staff, and equipment
  • Counseling health care clients to assure that their structure, contracts, and transactions comply with the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law
  • Conducting internal investigations leading to voluntary disclosures to government agencies to curb False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse exposure
  • Advising pharmacies, hospitals, and physician groups on acceptable patient incentives and financial relationships with business partners
  • Assisting long-term care facilities with licensure issues (initial licensure and responding to statements of deficiency)
  • Representing physician groups and hospitals as general outside counsel, meeting a full range of contracting, governance, and regulatory compliance needs

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 1992)
  • Marquette University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra (Orchestra Member, Board Member; Past President)
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center (Restraining Order Clinic Volunteer)
  • Appalachian Service Project (Team Leader)
  • Whitefish Bay Civic, School and Church (Volunteer)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2014 - present: Health Care Law)
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