Isaac M. Willett

Partner

Overview

Isaac Willett focuses his practice on advising nonprofit and for-profit health systems, hospitals, medical groups and other health care entities on pursuing their strategic growth initiatives. In his work with health care entities across the country, Isaac has both led and been a key contributor to a wide array of complex transactions, including acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures and other forms of strategic affiliations. In addition to his transactional work, Isaac advises health care companies on regulatory compliance matters, corporate governance issues, various commercial arrangements and other day-to-day legal issues. Isaac values the opportunity to be a trusted adviser to the clients he serves and is dedicated to providing excellent responsiveness and overall client service.

Isaac helps health care clients achieve their strategic goals through analyzing and developing transaction structures, leading high-stakes negotiations and managing due-diligence teams responsible for reviewing considerable amounts of data on aggressive timelines. Helping clients identify the legal risks that arise in the context of strategic transactions and collaborating on ways to manage them is a key professional focus for Isaac. Isaac also has significant experience advising private equity–sponsored health care management service organizations, medical groups, and surgery centers in structuring and negotiating platform and add-on transactions.

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Pro Bono Guardianship Program — Represents pro bono clients in obtaining guardianships for incapacitated individuals in need of assistance with health care decision making

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Health Law Section (Executive Board, Chair, 2011-12)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • American Health Association — Heart and Stroke Ball Executive Leadership Team (2018)
  • Penrod Society

Firm Leadership

  • Deputy Co-leader, Health Care Practice Group, 2020-present 
  • Isaac created the firm's pro bono guardianship program in partnership with Eskenazi Health in 2012, organized training programs for participating attorneys and recruited dozens of colleagues to volunteer.
  • Isaac also serves as the firm’s health care privacy counsel.

Honors

  • Best Lawyers® — Health Care Law, 2023; Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 2023
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Indiana Bar Foundation — Pro Bono Publico Award, 2013

Awards Methodology

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