With more than 15 years of in-house health care industry contracting experience and a master’s degree in finance, Mark Phillips advises clients on the financial, operational and legal issues that arise in connection with complex contract negotiations and strategic affiliations with hospital vendors.

Corporate Counsel

Mark focuses his practice on counseling hospital and health system clients on group purchasing arrangements, outsourcing and purchased services arrangements (including food and nutrition services, environmental services, plant operations and maintenance, and clinical engineering), capital equipment acquisition, software licensing agreements and other strategic arrangements with vendors. Mark is also a consultant for Innovative Health Strategies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Faegre Drinker.

Litigation and Compliance

Mark advises clients on Anti-Kickback Statute and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) compliance issues related to vendor contracting. He also uses his previous experience as a trial attorney to resolve prelitigation disputes on behalf of clients.

Previous Experience

Before joining the firm, Mark was assistant general counsel for Compass Group, the leading food service and support services company in the United States, with more than $1 billion in annual sales to health care providers such as hospitals and senior living communities.

Personal Interests

Outside of practicing law, Mark’s interests include road cycling, hiking and other sports.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Georgia State University
M.B.A. (2000)

Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (1990)

Virginia Wesleyan College
B.A. magna cum laude (1985)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Mark provides pro bono legal services for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Brandon Hall School — Board of Trustees
  • Grant Park Baseball — President
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