William (Bill) H. Thompson


Bill Thompson is Chairman of the Firm after serving as its Managing Partner for ten years. He concentrates his practice on financial relationships among a wide array of health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, health systems, children's hospitals and academic medical centers. He provides advice and counsel on a national basis regarding mergers and acquisitions, governance, joint ventures, network integration, population health management, alternative risk financing vehicles, value-based purchasing and reimbursement issues. Bill also counsels clients on a number of complex state and federal health care regulatory matters, including health care reform, fraud and abuse, the Stark Law, antitrust, tax exemption, captive insurance and compliance issues. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America under the Health Care Section every year since 1995. Bill was named by Nightingale's Healthcare News as one of the top 10 physician lawyers in the country. He is a counselor and confidant of hospital CEOs, Board Chairs and physician leaders across the country. Bill frequently speaks on topics dealing with health care issues and has authored a variety of articles on health law topics.


Indiana University, B.S. - 1980; Indiana University, M.H.A. - 1983

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D. - 1987


  • Indiana - 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana - 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 1987
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims - 1993


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association


  • Administration, Nursing Services, Wishard Hospital – 1980-1982
  • Administrator, Pulmonary Services, Wishard Hospital – 1982-1983
  • Administration Staff, Indiana University Hospitals – 1983-1987


  • Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award – 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Indiana Super Lawyers


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