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Ashley E. Johnston

Managing Member

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Practice Areas

Healthcare   |   Corporate

Ashley Johnston is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ashley advises clients on the formation and reorganization of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, purchase and sale of corporate stock and assets, physician/hospital contracts, and joint ventures.

She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, including, physician services agreements, physician employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, management agreements, business associate agreements, and entity operating agreements.

Ashley works with clients on a wide array of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters, including licensing; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; the Affordable Care Act; the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute; the Physician Self-Referral Statute (Stark Law); the Texas Illegal Remuneration Statute; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); the False Claims Act; the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act; and the Federal and Texas Food, Drug, and Cosmetic acts.

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Duke University, B.A., 2002
  • Texas
  • Healthcare
  • Corporate
  • Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star edition by Thomson Reuters, 2010-19
    2010-2012, 2014-2019, Up-and-Coming 50 (2017)
  • D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2016
  • D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2017
  • American Health Law Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Law at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
  • Associate of the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2008-2009
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, 2008
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association – Health Law Section
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, 2009-present
  • Legislative Update and Recent Enforcement Actions,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Dallas, June 12, 2015
  • Top 9 Things Every New Practitioner Should Know,” UT Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, May 13, 2015
  • Legislative Update and Recent Enforcement Actions,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Arlington, Texas, April 17, 2015
  • Legislative Update and Recent Enforcement Actions,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Wichita Falls, Texas, March 20, 2015
  • Fraud & Abuse Refresher and Recent Government Enforcement Actions,” North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association, February 17, 2015
  • Legislative Update and Recent Government Enforcement Actions,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Lubbock, Texas, February 13, 2015
  • Legal Issues Pertaining to Athletic Training,” Lakewood Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dallas, January 24, 2015
  • “Fraud & Abuse Refresher,” Forest Park Medical Center, Dallas, November 2014
  • “Population Health in the Age of Health Care Reform,” Executive Healthcare Network, Dallas, November 2014
  • “Fraud & Abuse Primer,” University of North Texas Life Science Neuroscience Summit, Denton, Texas
  • “Fraud & Abuse / Anti-Trust Overview,” UT Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Dallas, August 19, 2014
  • “Population Health in the Age of Health Care Reform,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, El Paso, Texas, July 18, 2014
  • “Real-Life Compliance Scenarios for Hospitals,” HFMA Lone Star Chapter, Major League Institute, Arlington, Texas, May 19, 2014
  • “Fraud & Abuse / Physician Employment Agreements,” Forest Park Medical Center, Dallas, April 29, 2014
  • “Health Care Fraud and Abuse,” HFMA Lone Star Chapter, Central Texas Institute, Temple, Texas, April 25, 2014
  • “Population Health in the Age of Health Care Reform” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Arlington, Texas, April 18, 2014
  • “Fraud & Abuse / Physician Employment,” Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, April 11, 2014
  • “What Physicians Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Claims,” UT Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, April 2014
  • “Population Health in the Age of Health Care Reform,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration Seminar Series, Wichita Falls, Texas, March 14, 2014
  • “Physician Employment Contracts and Stark / Anti-Kickback Discussion,” Forest Park Medical Center and Texas Orthopaedic Association, Dallas, March 6, 2014
  • “Population Health in the Age of Health Care Reform,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration & HFMA Lone Star Chapter West Texas Seminar, Lubbock, Texas, February 10, 2014
  • “Physician Employment Contracts and Stark/Anti-Kickback Legal Seminar,” Texas Orthopaedic Association, November 13, 2013
  • 2013 Legislative Update – Healthcare, Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Annual Fall Symposium, September 16, 2013
  • “Things You Need to Know about HIPAA Changes in 2013,” Medical Center Arlington Office Manager Luncheon, Arlington, Texas, July 24, 2013
  • “Common Health Care Compliance Issues for Hospitals and Health Care Providers,” Government Reimbursement Medicare / Medicaid Seminar, Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Dallas, June 21, 2013
  • “Knowing Your Patient: Evolving Risks & Affordable Care,” Health Care Educational Seminar, Dallas, May 23, 2013
  • “Top 5 Legal Issues You Should Know Before You Practice Medicine,” UT Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Dallas, May 8, 2013
  • “Health Care Reform Update,” Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Wichita Falls, Texas, March 8, 2013
  • “Know Before You Sign – What to Look for in a Physician Employment Contract,” UT Southwestern Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Dallas, December 2011