Loyola University Chicago School of Law,
Master of Law in Health Law, 1996
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
J.D., cum laude, 1993
B.A., History, with honors, 1990
District of Columbia
American Health Lawyers Association
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Health Care Compliance Association "Report on Patient Privacy"
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, 2002-Present
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2023
Thompson Coburn LLP
Advocate Health Care
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, 2006-2018
Associate General Counsel, 2002-2006
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo
Health Care Attorney, 1998-2002
Eric advises health care clients on a wide range of business-critical transactional and operational matters. He is a former executive and senior in-house counsel for the largest health care system in Illinois.
As the former vice president and associate general counsel for Advocate Health Care, Eric spent 16 years serving as a key business counselor and advisor to the system's leadership team and system boards on mergers and acquisitions, fraud and abuse compliance, physician practice acquisitions, financing, litigation, and corporate governance. He led mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in excess of $15 billion and worked extensively with the system's nationally recognized population health management and managed care initiatives. He also served as primary counsel to a 1,500-physician medical group.
Eric is unique among health care practitioners for the depth of his experience in government investigations and litigation, including reviews brought by the FTC, CMS, IRS and the Senate Finance Committee. He is skilled at navigating these reviews, interacting with government agencies and effectively responding to government inquiries and actions, including antitrust litigation.
Eric is keenly focused on leveraging existing client resources to streamline and disseminate legal advice, thereby reducing expenditures for outside advisors. He has designed and implemented a number of process improvements, all with the goal of improving workflows and reducing waste across multiple business units.
Dr. Lee Sacks on the future of health care: What does it look like in 2030?
Eric Tower, Hector Torres and David Morlock on the future of health care: What does it look like in 2030?
Robert Friesen on the future of health care: What does it look like in 2030?
Five takeaways from the Amazon/One Medical transaction
Can health care companies create physician programs while avoiding anti-kickback liability?
Blog Browse: Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners on the outlook for 2022
Blog Browse: Dave Morlock of Cain Brothers
Blog Browse: Rick Goddard of Lumeris
Blog Browse: Mark Nolan of Hint Health
If you have seen one healthcare deal you have seen… One healthcare deal
Episode 14: Robert Friesen of PerformInsight LLC
Episode 13: Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners on the outlook for 2022
Episode 12: Dave Morlock of Cain Brothers
Episode 11: Rick Goddard of Lumeris
Episode 10: Mark Nolan of Hint Health
Episode 9: Aaron Newman and Hector Torres of FocalPoint Partners
Episode 8: Jack Hill on integrating pop health in the workplace
Episode 7: Star Cunningham on health care artificial intelligence
Episode 6: Rishi Sikka on the crossroads of technology and pop health
Episode 5: Dr. Sadhna Paralkar on employer health care initiatives
Episode 4: Mike Englehart on the health system perspective
Episode 3: Amit Vaishampayan on physician compensation and culture
Episode 2: Deb Geihsler on employer-based health
Episode 1: Dr. Lee Sacks on the state of pop health
Co-Presenter, “Antitrust Perspectives on an Affiliation,”
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys November 2017
“Survival of the Fittest – Antitrust Investigations from Start to Finish,”
American Health Lawyers Association, Transactions Conference April 2017
Panelist, “Challenges & Innovations In The Transition To Value-Based Healthcare,”
Healthcare General Counsel Forum October 2016
“Health Care Transactions,”
Chicago Bar Association, Health Law Committee January 2013
“Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in the Healthcare Industry: An Examination of Market Terms, Conditions and Trends,”
American Health Lawyers Association Webinar July 2010
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