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Angela M. Rust


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Angela M. Rust


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    (920) 702-5389

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    55 Jewelers Park Drive
    Suite 400
    Neenah, WI 54956

Angela Rust is a Shareholder in the Health Law Section. She helps independent healthcare providers and emerging companies in the healthcare space to bring new ideas to market, grow revenue and increase their social impact.

Angela’s work with independent providers includes serving as general counsel and legal strategist to provider-owned clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and provider-owned networks. She has extensive experience in multiple states with structuring and implementing bundled payment programs, employer-sponsored clinics, collaborations between healthcare providers, and centers of excellence agreements. Angela prides herself on providing efficient, practical advice that is good for business.

Angela’s work with emerging companies includes advising innovators on establishing optimal business models that comply with the complex healthcare regulatory landscape. She assists those raising or investing capital with the preparation and review of fundraising documents, such as SAFEs, warrants, and early-stage private placements. Angela helps start-ups structure and form their companies, and prepare their essential business documents and templates. She works with more established and growing businesses to explore opportunities for conversion or expansion into online ecosystems, platforms and marketplaces. This often includes transitioning from paper contracting to online terms and conditions or other digital structures for legal documentation.

Angela assists clients throughout the healthcare industry with the following topics:

  • Formation of Management Services Organizations (MSOs) and Management Services Agreements (MSAs)
  • ACO, PHO, IPA and other provider network arrangements
  • Value-based provider/payer contracting
  • Provider employment and shareholder agreements
  • Hospital/physician alignment agreements
  • Privacy and security laws, such as HIPAA
  • State level health laws (including corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting issues)
  • Contracts among provider-owned companies for real estate leases, timeshares, purchase and rental of clinical equipment, professional services, and other arrangements
  • Stark and Anti-kickback compliance
  • Anti-trust compliance

Angela is named as a Go-To Thought Leader by The National Law Review (2022). She teaches medical students about health law as Faculty to the Medical College of Wisconsin (Green Bay campus). She has also enjoyed teaching health care administration courses as Adjunct Faculty to Marian University (Fond du Lac).

Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending most of her time in the bleachers at her kids’ sporting events. She loves the outdoors, particularly hiking, camping, and all kinds of watersports.

  • Marquette University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, M.S., Bioethics, 2007
  • Marquette University Graduate School, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2007
  • Marquette University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Health Law Section Board of Directors 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Tempo Fox Valley
  • Ethics Integration Committee, Ascension's Mercy and St. Elizabeth Hospitals (Appleton)

  • “Patient Care After the Dobbs Decision: A Look at the Legal Landscape,” Wisconsin Health News, November 2022 (panelist)
  • “Implications of the Dobbs Decision for Wisconsin Health Care Providers,” Wisconsin Lawyer, September 2022
  • “Hospital Price Transparency - Time to take a closer look,” Legato Healthcare Marketing webinar, March 2022
  • “State Regulation of Centers of Excellence Programs: Where National Trend Meets Local Law,” Health Law Blog, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section, February 2021
  • “Three Considerations When Your Health Care Client Shifts to the Platform Economy,” Health Law Blog, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section, February 2019
  • “Value-based Healthcare Models,” FEI of Northeastern Wisconsin (FEI NEW), March 2017 (panelist)
  • “New Directions in Direct Contracting: Partnering with Employers to Drive Innovation,” Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association 2016 Symposium
  • “Tapping into the Self-Insured Employer Market,” co-author, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, March 2016
  • “Beginning to Bundle,” Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers, Inc., webinar, June 2016
  • “The ASC Check-Up: Diagnosing and Preventing Common Legal Problems,” Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers, Inc., webinar, October 2015
  • “Practice Area Snapshot: Independent Physicians Groups,” Wisconsin Health Law News, State Bar of Wisconsin, Volume 7, Issue 3, October 2015
  • “Earlier Age of Viability: Is 23 the New 24 Weeks?” Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care 45th Annual Conference, April 2015 (panelist)
  • “POA, POLST, DNR and Other Advanced Directives,” Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation, Winnebago County Conflict Resolution Center, November 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • “Bioethics: Current Issues for Attorneys,” National Business Institute teleconference, October 2014
  • “So Happy Together: Employers and Providers Working Together to Control Health Care Costs,” Third Annual Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin, August 2014
  • “Communication and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace,” Fox Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Labor & Employment Law Update, October 2013
  • “Ethical Implications in Genomics: The New Frontier,” OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Ethics Fall Conference, Northern Illinois University Center, September 2013 (panelist)
  • “A Toolbox for Addressing Disruptive Provider Behavior,” Wisconsin Medical Society 14th Annual Symposium, September 2013
  • “BAA Humbug: Business Associate Agreements of the Future,” Second Annual Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin, August 2013
  • “The ABCs of IRBs for Attorney Community Members,” Health Lawyers Weekly, American Health Lawyers Association, Volume 10, Issue 18, May 4, 2012

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law (2024)
  • National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader (2022)