Joseph Keillor

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

St. Louis
United States
T:+1 314 505 8827
St. Louis
United States
T:+1 314 505 8827
Joseph Keillor

Joseph Keillor


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Joseph Keillor is a senior counsel focusing on a broad range of transactional and regulatory healthcare matters. Joseph has experience in all phases of affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions, including with respect to public, non-profit, and for-profit clients. Joseph regularly helps clients develop accountable care organizations (ACOs) and clinical integration and co-management arrangements.Joseph also conducts compliance investigations, prepares self-disclosures under the self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP), and advises clients in restructuring contractual arrangements to minimize compliance risk. He also regularly advises clients regarding implications of changing payment models to their organizations, including changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Joseph is also dynamically involved in The Health Project, Inc., a not-for-profit organization championing employer health promotion programs, holding the roles of Secretary and Assistant Treasurer.

Prior to attending law school, Joseph was an officer in the United States Air Force and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2005. Joseph additionally served in the United States Air Force Reserve through 2011.

Professional experience

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LL.M, University of Chicago, 2011
JD, magna cum laude, Washington University School of Law, 2010
BA, magna cum laude, History, Baylor University, 2003

During law school, Joseph was a Webster Scholar, an Honor Scholar (2007 - 2010) and a member of the Order of the Coif. He also participated in the Law Review and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.

While at Baylor University, Joseph was a Carr P. Collins Scholar, Regents' Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of the Air Force ROTC.

  • Illinois State Bar
  • Missouri State Bar

Joseph's recent experience includes the following illustrative transactions:

  • Worked on all phases of the acquisition of a large teaching hospital by another component of the academic medical center
  • Worked on primary transaction documents in connection with the sale of a psychiatric hospital
  • Drafted primary transaction documents and led diligence in connection with the acquisition through joint venture of a community hospital from a hospital district
  • Worked on all phases of the private equity investment into a management company related to a 500-member multispecialty physician group
  • Worked on a leading health system's joint venture for the operation of an overseas, 700+ bed destination medical center
  • Worked on transition agreements in connection with the unwind of the multi-decade operating lease of a hospital
  • Worked on all phases of the sale of the largest cardiology practice in a Western state
  • Led a large team of diligence reviewers in connection with the combination of two nationally-renowned health systems with combined revenue exceeding $10 Billion
  • Worked on the acquisition of a majority ownership interest in a multispecialty ASC by a leading regional health system
  • Drafted primary transaction documents and led diligence in connection with the acquisition of an ophthalmology practice, related ASC, and optical shops
  • Led due diligence and assisted with other phases of the acquisition of a 200+ multispecialty physician practice by a leading health system
  • Drafted dozens of ancillary instruments and oversaw filings of 300+ licenses/permits in connection with the spin-out of a teaching hospital and faculty practice plan from its related university
  • Led due diligence and supported all phases of the acquisition of a 2-hospital system by a leading regional health system
  • Represented the seller parties in connection with the private equity investment into a dermatology practice, related ASC, and related ancillary businesses
  • Co-author, "The Transformative Possibilities of the Value-Based Fraud & Abuse Reforms," American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA),  January 2021     
  • Co-author, "A Deeper Dive into the New Stark Law and AKS Final Rules," Norton Rose Fulbright Health Law Check-UpDecember 2020                              
  • Co-author,"Healthcare Regulatory Landscape Transformed by Stark, AKS Final Rules," Health Law Pulse Blog, November 2020 
  • Co-author,"CMS Issues Wide Ranging Blanket Waivers to Assist Providers," Health Law Pulse Blog, March 2020
  • Co-author,"CMS and OIG Release Sweeping Proposals to Modernize Stark Law and AKS Regulations," Health Law Pulse Blog, October 2019
  • Co-author,"CMS Rings in the New Year with Overhaul of MSSP ACOs," Health Law Pulse Blog, January 3, 2019
  • Co-author,"Budget Act Codifies Stark Liberalizations," Health Law Pulse Blog, February 2018
  • Co-author,"Deregulatory Wave Prompts Renewed Examination of Stark Law Application," Health Law Pulse Blog, February 2018
  • Co-author,"Judge Doubles Down on Finding of Materiality in FCA Case," Health Law Pulse Blog, September 2017
  • Co-author,"CMS Issues New Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol," Health Law Pulse Blog, April 2017
  • Co-author,"Federal Circuit Court Endorses Stark Liberalization of Writing Requirement," Health Law Pulse Blog, March 2017
  • Co-author,"CMS Revises ACO Benchmarks," Health Law Pulse Blog, January 2016
  • Co-author,"CMS Proposes Stark Law Liberalizations," Health Law Pulse Blog, July 2015
  • Co-author,"OIG Publishes Compliance Oversight Guidance," Health Law Pulse Blog, April 2015
  • "Veterans at the Gates: Exploring the New GI Bill and Its Transformative Possibilities," 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 175, 2009
  • Presenter, "The Future of Accountable Care," St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association (SLAHLA), April 2, 2021
  • Co-presenter, "Stark and Anti-Kickback, the next frontier: An examination of the new final rules and their impact," Norton Rose Fulbright Life Sciences & Healthcare Webinar Series, January 14, 2021
  • Co-presenter, "State of the Union: COVID-19 Now," Norton Rose Fulbright Life Sciences & Healthcare Webinar Series, April 6, 2020
  • Presenter, "Better Late Than Never: Proposed Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law Reforms," Norton Rose Fulbright Life Sciences & Healthcare Webinar Series, November 21, 2019
  • Presenter, "New Horizons In Fraud & Abuse: Impact of Stark, Anti-KickBack, and Other Key Developments," Norton Rose Fulbright Life Sciences & Healthcare Webinar Series, April 19, 2018
  • Presenter, "Stark Law Developments: Scope of Liberalizations and their Implications," Health Ethics Trust Best Compliance Practices Forum, Arlington, VA, October 16, 2017
  • Presenter, "MACRA Final Rule: Highlights and Implications," NRF Life Sciences & Healthcare Spring Webinar Series, January 12, 2017
  • The Health Project, Inc., Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers' Association
  • Scouts BSA, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Baylor Ambassador


Stark and Anti-Kickback, the next frontier

Webinar | January 14, 2021

Links to the latest

Publication | December 2020

A deeper dive into the new Stark Law and AKS Final Rules

Publication | December 2020

State of the Union: COVID-19 now

Webinar | April 6, 2020