Biography

Ashley Creech* represents a diverse group of health care clients, including ambulatory surgery centers, health systems, hospitals, health insurers, large physician group practices, and investors specializing in health care companies. Clients turn to Ashley for her comprehensive understanding of the intersection of the clinical, business, and legal aspects of health care. Ashley began her career in the health care industry as a registered nurse and as a clinical manager, working in a variety of health care settings, overseeing the operation of services, financial management, and quality assurance programs. Her clinical experience combined with her in-depth knowledge of health systems operations makes her exceptionally qualified to navigate clients through the complexities of the health care regulatory landscape at the state and federal level.

When representing health care entities in litigation, Ashley’s experience and attention to detail provides reassurance to both clinicians and health care executives. She has successfully guided clients and provided regulatory advice on a wide range of matters, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, and state law regarding various licensure requirements. She also regularly reviews a variety of contracts, including medical director agreements, physician employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, and payor agreements.

Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Ashley interned for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where she reviewed health care mergers and acquisitions, and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, where she analyzed corporate integrity agreements and settlement agreements.

Ashley is a contributing author of Epstein Becker Green’s Telemental Health Laws app, a comprehensive survey of state telehealth laws, regulations, and policies for mental and behavioral health practitioners and stakeholders across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. She is also a frequent contributor to the firm’s Health Law Advisor Blog.

Experience

  • Assisted a large privately owned primary care practice in due diligence review to build a national platform
  • Defended a physician practice providing hospital management and staffing services against allegations of violation of the False Claims Act
  • Guided a not-for-profit health plan in the development of a compliance program in conformity with state and federal mental health parity laws

*Admitted in Maryland; not admitted in the District of Columbia.

Education
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D.)
    • Business Concentration
    • Health Law Concentration
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Care Law and Policy
    • William P. Cunningham Award
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (B.S.N.)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association