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William W Horton, Partner

Jones Walker LLP

One Federal Place, Suite 1100 1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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Bill Horton is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Jones Walker LLP, where his primary focus is on the representation of healthcare providersand other business enterprises in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, securities and corporate finance law, regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters.  Before joining Jones Walker in early 2014, Bill served as a practice group leader at two other Birmingham-based law firms and as general counsel of one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare providers.

Bill’s background includes representation of issuers in securities offerings and periodic reporting, representation of borrowers in complex financing transactions, counseling physicians and institutional healthcare providers on regulatory compliance, and representation of healthcare enterprises, physicians and physician groups, and other business clients in corporate governance matters, acquisition and divestiture transactions, joint ventures and other business transactions.  He also has extensive experience in government and internal investigations.

A nationally recognized speaker and author on healthcare, corporate and securities law and professional responsibility topics, Bill has held leadership positions for several years with both the American Health Lawyers Association, where he served from 2011-2014 as Chair of the Business Law & Governance Practice Group, and the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, where he currently serves as Chair-Elect.  Bill is a contributing author to Health Care Fraud and Abuse:  Practical Perspectives and to multiple editions of Health Law Handbook, and his articles have appeared in The Business Lawyer, Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report, BNA’s Health Law Reporter and other publications.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of AHLA’s Federal Healthcare Laws and Regulations.  Bill is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (Health Care Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation) and in Alabama Super Lawyers®and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

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Focus Areas

Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASCs)/Surgical Facility, Health Systems/Hospital Transactions, Joint Ventures, Management companies, Mergers, Physician Practice/Physician Organization Transactions, Physician Representation, Private Placements & Syndications, Raising Capital/Corporate Finance, Securities