Neil S. Olderman, is a partner in the firm's Health Care Practice Group. His practice involves counseling and advising health care providers, medical device manufacturers and distributors and service providers focused on the health care industry in licensing, strategic affiliation, marketing and joint venture agreements.
From 1992 until 1998, Neil served as associate general counsel to Premier Health Alliance (now Premier, Inc.), one of the largest group purchasing organizations. Since then, he has counseled and advised group purchasing organizations, suppliers and providers regarding procurement, outsourcing and affiliation strategies designed to reduce supply-chain costs, maximize efficiencies and achieve or maintain best practices.
Neil is also vice president of Innovative Health Strategies LLC (IHS), the procurement and outsourcing consulting firm affiliated with Drinker Biddle. In his role with IHS, he structures, negotiates and oversees the implementation of procurement and outsourcing arrangements on behalf of hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers, with a principal focus on materials management, hotel services, revenue cycle, HIM and temporary staffing.
Additionally, Neil represents hospitals, academic medical centers, faculty practice plans, group practices, medical device manufacturers, provider joint ventures and health care technology companies in corporate, health care compliance, managed care contracting and merger and acquisition transactions. Recently, he has undertaken the representation of a technology joint venture seeking strategic advice and guidance relative to its launch into the health care market.
Prior to joining the firm, Neil was a partner in the Chicago office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
In General. Neil received his bachelor's degree in political science and public affairs in 1985 from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America in 1990. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.
In May 2009, Neil was named among the nation's "Outstanding Healthcare Fraud and Compliance Lawyers - 2009" by Nightingale's Healthcare News.