Michelle A. Williams - Alston & Bird LLP

Michelle A. Williams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Michelle Williams is a member of the firm's Health Care Group and Products Liability Group. She has significant experience in the buying and selling of health care companies such as blood banks, laboratories and hospitals, including transactions requiring attorney general approval and/or conversion from non-profit to for-profit status. She also advises on full CMS and state surveys, compliance issues, the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, HIT, hospital authorities, entity change of ownership or control, blood banking, laboratory practice, voluntary disclosures, corporate integrity agreements and qui tam defense.

Michigan State UniversityBS 1978Butterworth HospitalCase Western Reserve UniversityJ.D. 1986
U.S. Department Health and Human Services, “Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines,” Georgia Academy of Hospital AttorneysLegal Counsel to Georgia BIO American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern Region American Health Lawyers Association Georgia Bar AssociationAtlanta Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

  • Advised High Point Regional Health System on sole member substitution transaction with UNC Health Care System.
  • Advised Hospital Authority of McDuffie County and successfully obtained attorney general approval on sale to University Hospital of Augusta.
  • Advised Central Georgia Health System, Inc. on lease of Peach Regional Medical Center and successfully obtained attorney general approval for lease transaction.
  • Advised Tift Regional Medical Center in acquisition of Adele Memorial Hospital in conversion from for-profit to hospital authority asset.
  • Successfully obtained attorney general approval for a restructured hospital authority corporation change of control and subsequent integration into an out of state non-profit hospital system.
  •  Successfully obtained attorney general approval for St. Joseph’s Hospital of Augusta sale to Triad and conversion to for-profit status.
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  • Successfully obtained attorney general approval for the sale and completed sale and conversion of Green County Hospital Authority’s Minnie Boswell Memorial Hospital to a for-profit hospital company.
  • Represented a blood bank in CLIA revocation and restructured its laboratory operations.
  • Advised two hospitals on full CMS surveys and the restoration of loss of deemed status.
  • Regulatory attorney for a hospital system’s qui tam matters involving observation status, one day stays and short stay admissions.
  • Former in-house counsel at University Hospitals of Cleveland and former on-loan counsel to Grady Health System and Emory University Hospital.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law