Jack A. Rovner - The Health Law Consultancy

Jack A. Rovner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Jack Rovner, an attorney, is a founding member of The Health Law Consultancy. The Health Law Consultancy is a Chicago health law boutique that provides strategic legal counsel for the business of health care to enable health industry participants to capitalize on opportunities and manage challenges in the evolving health system.

Rovner is Best Lawyers 2014 Chicago health care law "Lawyer of the Year." For four decades, Rovner has represented clients on health law, health reform, antitrust, business strategies, transactions, government program participation, information technology initiatives, data privacy and security, fraud and abuse compliance, and commercial litigation. A frequent speaker and author on health law topics, Rovner has published articles in Annals of Health Law, Journal of Health Law, Loyola-Chicago Law Journal, AHIP Coverage, BNA Health Law Reporter, American Bar Association The Health Lawyer, CCH Health Care Compliance Newsletter, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Legal Affairs Bulletin.

In 2002, Rovner was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform, ​serving on its Executive Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter and was a member of the original editorial board of the American Bar Association The Health Lawyer. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Rovner received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Boston University Law School, where he was a member and articles editor of the Law Review.

Additional Information

Core Competencies: — • Health reform, antitrust, and fraud and abuse control

• Provider and/or payer joint ventures, affiliations, alliances and other strategic transactions

• Health insurance exchanges, markets and products

• Government health benefit programs (including Medicare and Medicaid)

• Information privacy, data security, and electronic transactions

• Ethical and legal compliance
Brandeis UniversityBA Boston University School of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationIllinois State Bar AssociationAmerican Health Lawyers AssociationIllinois Association of Healthcare AttorneysInternational Network of Boutique Law Firms

Case History

State of Idaho Health Insurance Exchange

Provide expert testimony and guidance during 2012 before the State of Idaho Governor's Health Insurance Exchange Working Group  and with Idaho legislators examining whether the State of Idaho should establish a state-operated health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act., including explaining why premium subsidies are available on federally-operated as well as state-operated health insurance exchanges.


Medicare Advantage and Medicare-Medicaid Managed Care Contract Novations — Manage transaction to novate Medicare Advantage and Medicare-Medicaid Managed Care Contracts with CMS and State Medicaid Agency to transfer contracts from parent health insurance company to subsidiary formed to conduct organization's government business.
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, et al. v. St. Luke's Health System, et al.. 9th Circuit (Feb. 10, 2015) — Represent third party health insurance issuer subpoenaed for documentation and trial witnesses, and monitor and report on case proceedings for issuer's senior management and board, in successful antitrust challenge by the Federal Trade Commission, Idaho Attorney General and private plaintiffs of Idaho's largest hospital system's acquisition of Idaho's largest independent physician practice.

Client Comments

"An exceptional counselor on antitrust issues. "

"Jack Rovner has a deep understanding of healthcare laws, but always tries to frame his advice in the context of practical business issues. "

"Jack Rovner's list of professional accomplishments and bona fides is well-known and rivals that of any other health law attorney in the country. Given this, one of my favorite things (among many) about working with Jack is his absolute refusal to look backwards. Jack is perhaps the most enthusiastic and energetic attorney with whom I have ever worked. The man loves the law. This passion combined with his unsurpassed knowledge, experience, and dedication to client service makes him an incredibly powerful advocate and valuable business partner. I have the deepest personal and professional respect for Jack Rovner and could not recommend his services more highly. "

-Scott Whipple
Deputy General Counsel
Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.

"Mr. Rovner has been recognized as an expert by many health plans on numerous issues involving federal statutory and regulatory law. He has the ability to clearly communicate complicated legal issues and quickly focus on the critical areas of concern for health plans."

-Steven Tobiason
Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.

Office Location

20 North State Street, Suite 706
P.O. Box A3351
Chicago, IL 60690-3351
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law of the Chicago Metro Area
Jack A. Rovner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Antitrust, Compliance, Corporate, Health-Care Reform, HIPAA, Information Technology, Managed Care, Medicaid, Medicare)

Other Information

Gender: Male