Wheelock, Ashley

Ashley Wheelock

Associate
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Ashley Wheelock concentrates her practice on health care regulatory and transactional matters on a national basis. Ashley counsels health care entities on a wide array of federal health care regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and CMS conditions of participation. Ashley also advises clients on state laws, including the corporate practice of medicine doctrine, scope of practice considerations, certificate of need, facility and practitioner licensing, and telemedicine and telehealth.

Ashley Wheelock concentrates her practice on health care regulatory and transactional matters on a national basis. Ashley counsels health care entities on a wide array of federal health care regulations, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and CMS conditions of participation. Ashley also advises clients on state laws, including the corporate practice of medicine doctrine, scope of practice considerations, certificate of need, facility and practitioner licensing, and telemedicine and telehealth.

Ashley regularly represents private equity firms and other health care industry companies in complex mergers, acquisitions and other investment arrangements. Ashley's experience includes overseeing all pre-closing matters, such as due diligence efforts and change of ownership (“CHOW”) licensing analyses. Ashley also advises health care companies on post-closing matters, including Medicare and Medicaid enrollment issues and day-to-day operational considerations.

Ashley counsels covered entities and business associate clients with respect to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and other state data protection laws. Ashley also offers previous experience in advising health care clients on the permissibility of performing various business functions in off-shore locations under federal and state law.

Ashley's provider clients include assisted living facilities, durable medical equipment suppliers, health systems, hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, intermediate care facilities, laboratories, medical spas, nursing homes, pharmacies, physicians and mid-level practitioners.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane University Law School, 2013
    Managing Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal
    The Robert B. Acomb Award for Most Outstanding Student Comment
  • B.A., Psychology & American Studies, The College of William & Mary, 2009
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2013
  • Texas, 2016
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Health Law Section
    • Member, State Bar of Texas Health Law Section
    • Member, American Bar Association
      • Vice Chair of Marketing and Technology Committee, Health Law Section (2022-2023)
Professional History
    • English Teacher, Institut Jazykového Vzdělávání (Prague, Czech Republic)