Ulmer Expands Respected Health Care Practice with Addition of Highly Qualified Counsel

Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to announce the addition of Counsel David E. Schweighoefer to its Cleveland office where he joins the firm’s respected Health Care Practice Group. For the past 30 years, Schweighoefer has provided advice to a wide array of health care providers helping them achieve their overarching business objectives.

“David is a skilled attorney with a notable track record representing clients in a variety of complicated matters facing the ever-changing health care industry,” said Jennifer Lawry Adams, Chair of Ulmer’s Health Care Practice Group. “We are thrilled to have him as part of our team to serve as a strategic advisor to our health care clients.”

Schweighoefer provides counsel to clients in the health care industry regarding the full spectrum of their unique business and regulatory needs, including but not limited to, corporate compliance program development, Stark-compliant physician compensation programs, employment and recruitment contracts, patient rights, and issues affecting long-term care providers. He also has significant experience in hospital administration, previously serving as Chief Executive Officer of hospitals in Milwaukee and throughout Northeast Ohio and as Chief Operating Officer of a multi-hospital regional system.

He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University teaching courses in health law and fraud and abuse in health care, among others. He also serves on the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Advisory Council for the Center for Health Law & Public Policy, and is a past Vice-Chair of Publications for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Behavioral Medicine Task Force.

Actively involved in the community, Schweighoefer is a Co-Founder of the Emergency Medical Services Outreach Fund of Hudson, which raises funds and provides programs to support health and safety initiatives within the community of Hudson, Ohio. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Koinonia, a leading nonprofit organization in Northeast Ohio that provides residential and employment services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, his master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he is currently working towards his master of laws degree with a focus in health care.

Ulmer’s Health Care Practice Group is passionate about providing clients with access to the legal services necessary to succeed in this highly regulated, competitive industry. The practice offers guidance to clients on a variety of challenging health care matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and other business relationships, ensuring they are properly structured in accordance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws. By understanding the business aspects of the health care industry, the practice provides the support its clients need to increase their profitability and grow their businesses.