Jay Christiansen helps health care stakeholders tackle regulatory challenges, litigate disputes, mitigate risk and execute complex business changes. A former chair of the American Bar Association’s health law section, Jay’s practice encompasses hospitals, physicians, HMOs and health-related joint ventures.

Jay has represented providers in numerous fraud and abuse investigations by the OIG and DOJ; defendants in qui tam litigation from private “whistleblower” plaintiffs regarding submission of false claims; and providers in matters related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, antitrust laws and medical ethics issues. He also helps health entities manage major business changes, such as health system-physician integration and converting to nonprofit, tax-exempt status.

He is a frequent speaker nationally on Medicare fraud and abuse, Stark law, and provider disclosure and repayment obligations. Jay has moderated several expert panels in programs televised from Washington, D.C. by the ABA. Past panel groups have included high-ranking Office of Inspector General officials (including Chief Counsel for OIG), Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers from around the country and other nationally known attorneys practicing in compliance areas. He also served as the chair of the ABA's Task Force which submitted comprehensive comments to CMS regarding the Stark II Phase II regulations.


Bar Admissions



Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. Order of the Coif, Law Review (1977)

Luther College
B.A. magna cum laude (1974)

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Other Perspectives
  • Frequent Contributor to Beyond Health Care Reform
    Faegre Baker Daniels Blog on Legal and Regulatory Impact of Health Care Reform, 2010-present

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Health Law Section (Former Chair)


  • Best Lawyers® Health Care Law, 1991-2021
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Health Care, 2011-19

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