Stacey L. Murphy

Partner-in-Charge, St. Louis
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

St Louis
United States
T:+1 314 505 8821
St Louis
United States
T:+1 314 505 8821
Stacey L. Murphy

Stacey L. Murphy


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Stacey Murphy is partner-in-charge of Norton Rose Fulbright's St. Louis office. She practices exclusively in the health care area and represents academic medical centers, medical schools, hospitals, multi-specialty and single specialty physician groups and other health care entities. 

Stacey's experience includes mergers and acquisitions, affiliations and other complex contractual arrangements among health care providers.  She has represented both hospitals and medical schools in structuring academic affiliations and related arrangements, including arrangements between hospitals and faculty practice plans for clinical, coverage and medico-administrative services. Stacey has also assisted academic medical centers in structuring affiliations with community hospitals and other community providers. 

In connection with these arrangements, Stacey advices clients on corporate governance issues, regulatory issues, including federal anti-kickback statute and Stark law compliance, and medical staff matters. Stacey has also worked with hospital and physician group clients to structure accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks as well as clinical service line joint ventures, including ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and cardiac catheterization laboratories.

In addition, Stacey frequently counsels health care clients on various matters, including federal and state regulatory issues including, federal anti-kickback statute and Stark law matters, corporate matters, tax-exempt issues, Medicare billing, reimbursement and related regulations, state licensure and general health care issues.

Professional experience

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JD, University of Texas, 1989
BA, magna cum laude, Political Science, Miami University, 1986

Stacey is admitted to practice in Illinois and Missouri.

  • Illinois State Bar
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Healthcare: service providers, The Legal 500, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2010 - 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year, St. Louis: Health Care Law, Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2008 - 2009
  • 1 of 12 "Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers," Nightingale's Healthcare Law News, 2006
  • Co-Author, "Joint Commission Proposes New Standard Addressing Disruptive Behavior," Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers, June 2007
  • Contributing Author, "Stark II, Phase II - Highlights & Preliminary Analysis," BNA Health Law Reporter and BNA Medicare Report, April 2004
  • Co-Author, "The State of Gainsharing Arrangements," Managed Care Quarterly, Spring 2002
  • Co-Author, "Gainsharing Resurrected: OIG Approved Limited Program," Health Law Digest, American Health Lawyers Association, April 2001
  • Co-Author, "Gainsharing: A Call for Guidance," Journal of Health Law, Vo. 32, No. 4, Fall 1999

Stacey has lectured on various health care topics, including academic medical center/community hospital affiliations, health care compliance matters, hospital physician alignment strategies, physician compensation and valuation issues, ACO and clinically integrated network development and implementation and telemedicine.

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
  • KEEN St. Louis, LLC, Board of Managers