Stephanie T. Eckerle

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Stephanie T. Eckerle

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Stephanie Eckerle devotes her practice to representing businesses in an array of corporate, real estate and healthcare matters. This includes representation of entrepreneurs as well as established and national companies with everyday operational and legal issues as well as complex transactions.

Within the healthcare industry, Ms. Eckerle focuses her practice on providing regulatory, compliance and corporate advice to physicians, practice groups, pharmacies, on-site employer healthcare clinics and other healthcare institutions.  She counsels these clients on an array of regulatory matters, including pharmaceutical matters, reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse issues and licensure matters.  In addition, Ms. Eckerle counsels healthcare providers and health plans on HIPAA and state privacy laws, including the identification, investigation and remediation of breach incidents, compliance programs and health information technology issues.  She also works with providers on physician employment agreements, non-competition issues and telemedicine and telepharmacy issues.  Within the healthcare arena, Ms. Eckerle also works with employers to implement health and wellness programs for their employees, which includes counseling on occupational health and wellness initiatives, worker’s compensation issues and the implementation of on-site employer clinics.

Ms. Eckerle also has extensive experience representing parties in commercial real estate transactions.  This includes advising on the buying and selling of commercial and industrial properties, development and financing issues, commercial leases, zoning and land use, property tax issues and environmental matters that arise in real estate transactions.

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (B.A. in Political Science, 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2009

Professional Associations

  • Association of Independent Doctors, Health Law Attorney Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association’s Lawyer/Doctor Collaborative Committee, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member and Past Chair of Young Lawyers Division
  • American Health Lawyer's Association, Member
  • American Society of Pharmacy Law, Member 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Indiana Rising Stars, Health Care, 2016-2017
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business/Corporate, 2012; 2014-2015
  • Junior Achievement's Indy's Best and Brightest Award, Finalist - Law Category, 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award Recipient, 2012
  • Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award Recipient, 2010

Seminars and Presentations

  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indiana Osteopathic Association - 1st Summer Update, 2017
  • Panelist, "How to Implement Innovative Programs and Effective Health Services within On-Site Health Clinics," 17th Annual Congress on On-Site Employee Health Clinics, 2017
  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Medical Society, 2017
  • Speaker, "Negotiating Employment Contracts: Do's and Dont's," American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Speaker, "Business Contracts: Top 10 Most Costly Mistakes", NBI Seminar, 2016
  • Speaker, "Medical Malpractice:  What a Physician Assistant Needs to Know", Butler University Physician Assistant Program, 2015
  • Speaker, "Prescribing, Dispensing, and Storing Drugs in Indiana: What Every Physician Needs to Know", Indiana Osteopathic Association’s 34th Annual Winter Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Friends of Indiana Mental Health Centers, "Ensuring Effective CMHC Management", 2015
  • Speaker, "Telemedicine & Electronic Communications with Patients: Current State of Indiana Law", Indiana Osteopathic Association Annual Spring Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Suburban Health Organization, Resident Education Event:  Physician Employment Agreements, 2015
  • Speaker, "Physician Employment Agreements", Indiana Society of Physician Recruiters, 2015
  • Speaker, "Working With Midlevel Providers: The Top 10 Things Physicians Need to Know", Indiana Osteopathic Association Annual Winter Update, 2014
  • Speaker, Indiana State Chiropractic Association Fall Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence", National Business Institute, Inc., 2013
  • Speaker, "Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions", Indiana Board of Commercial Realtors, 2010 Commercial Real Estate Conference, 2010

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Expanding Access to Healthcare:  The Changing Role of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and the Growing Regulation of Telehealth, Part Two" - 2015-4, 2015-5 Bender's Health Care Law Monthly 01, (2015)
  • Author, “Three Strikes You’re Out: The Effects and Controversies of the SEC’s Attempted Mandate for Greater Independence on Mutual Fund Boards,” Indiana Law Review, Volume 40, Issue 1 (2007)
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (B.A. in Political Science, 2004)
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2009
Professional Associations
  • Association of Independent Doctors, Health Law Attorney Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association’s Lawyer/Doctor Collaborative Committee, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member and Past Chair of Young Lawyers Division
  • American Health Lawyer's Association, Member
  • American Society of Pharmacy Law, Member 
Awards and Recognitions
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Indiana Rising Stars, Health Care, 2016-2017
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business/Corporate, 2012; 2014-2015
  • Junior Achievement's Indy's Best and Brightest Award, Finalist - Law Category, 2013
  • Indianapolis Bar Association's Young Lawyer of the Year Award Recipient, 2012
  • Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award Recipient, 2010
Seminars and Presentations
  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indiana Osteopathic Association - 1st Summer Update, 2017
  • Panelist, "How to Implement Innovative Programs and Effective Health Services within On-Site Health Clinics," 17th Annual Congress on On-Site Employee Health Clinics, 2017
  • Speaker, "Non-Compete Clauses and Restrictive Covenants in Indiana," Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Medical Society, 2017
  • Speaker, "Negotiating Employment Contracts: Do's and Dont's," American College of Chest Physicians, CHEST 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Speaker, "Business Contracts: Top 10 Most Costly Mistakes", NBI Seminar, 2016
  • Speaker, "Medical Malpractice:  What a Physician Assistant Needs to Know", Butler University Physician Assistant Program, 2015
  • Speaker, "Prescribing, Dispensing, and Storing Drugs in Indiana: What Every Physician Needs to Know", Indiana Osteopathic Association’s 34th Annual Winter Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Friends of Indiana Mental Health Centers, "Ensuring Effective CMHC Management", 2015
  • Speaker, "Telemedicine & Electronic Communications with Patients: Current State of Indiana Law", Indiana Osteopathic Association Annual Spring Update, 2015
  • Speaker, Suburban Health Organization, Resident Education Event:  Physician Employment Agreements, 2015
  • Speaker, "Physician Employment Agreements", Indiana Society of Physician Recruiters, 2015
  • Speaker, "Working With Midlevel Providers: The Top 10 Things Physicians Need to Know", Indiana Osteopathic Association Annual Winter Update, 2014
  • Speaker, Indiana State Chiropractic Association Fall Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, "Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence", National Business Institute, Inc., 2013
  • Speaker, "Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions", Indiana Board of Commercial Realtors, 2010 Commercial Real Estate Conference, 2010
Publications
  • Co-Author, "Expanding Access to Healthcare:  The Changing Role of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and the Growing Regulation of Telehealth, Part Two" - 2015-4, 2015-5 Bender's Health Care Law Monthly 01, (2015)
  • Author, “Three Strikes You’re Out: The Effects and Controversies of the SEC’s Attempted Mandate for Greater Independence on Mutual Fund Boards,” Indiana Law Review, Volume 40, Issue 1 (2007)