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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2011
    • B.A., Gonzaga University, 2006, Economics, Political Science; Omicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha
Ryan McAteer provides around-the-clock counsel and availability to clients. Ryan’s interest in health care stems from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and his prior experience working for a global medical device and equipment manufacturer. Ryan is committed to achieving positive outcomes for health care clients, including corporate and regulatory counsel, hospital and health facility merger and acquisition support, and related research and legal guidance. He has been involved in several complex hospital, health system, and pharmacy transactions and played an integral role in their successful culminations.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Ryan worked as an associate at a Los Angeles-based boutique health care litigation firm, representing clients in California Medical Board hearings, medical staff and peer-review matters, and other physician-focused alignment ventures.

During law school, Ryan clerked for both Polsinelli and a regional health care system.
  • Counseled a bio-pharmaceutical company regarding licensure and operational issues throughout asset sale to a multinational investment firm.
  • Assisted in acquisition of licensed imaging centers by regional health system.
  • Counseled non-profit health system in purchase of licensed sleep medicine facility.
  • Assisted in merger and formation of a publicly traded physician-led health system.
  • Provided corporate and regulatory counsel to regional hospital system throughout affiliation negotiations related to shared intensive care unit.
  • Represented a general acute care hospital in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and real property of a multi-million dollar sports club to be repurposed as a hospital wellness center.
  • Assisted in the sale and divestiture of operating interests in one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains.
  • Assisted in the merger and formation of a publicly traded physician-led health system.
  • Part of a team that oversaw the affiliation of two regional health care providers throughout the corporate and regulatory approval process.
  • Counseled a bio-pharmaceutical company on licensure and operational issues related to the sale of its assets to a multinational investment firm.
  • Advised a national health system on physician alignment arrangements, including Accountable Care 
    Organizations, professional services agreements, management services organizations, physician-owned entities, and hospital and physician joint ventures.
  • Part of a team that regularly provides guidance to hospital and health system clients related to private reimbursement and third-party payer contracting.