Rachel D. Ludwig

Phone: (304) 340-1185 | Fax: | Email: rdludwig@jacksonkelly.com
500 Lee Street East, Suite 1600, Charleston, WV 25301-3202

Rachel D. Ludwig is an associate in Jackson Kelly's Charleston, West Virginia, office where she practices in the Firm's Health Care and Finance Practice Group.

Ms. Ludwig's experience includes: 

  • Assisting hospitals, health systems and other providers in mergers and acquisitions, spin restructuring, securities offerings, co-management agreements and in developing clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations
  • Providing counsel to corporate clients on regulatory, operational, and compliance matters, including HIPAA and HITECH compliance issues
  • Composing and reviewing operational documents including provider participation agreements, asset purchase agreements, service agreements, management agreements, operating agreements, business associate agreements and board resolutions
  • Drafting evidence of coverage documents, insurance contracts and insurance applications for compliance with federal and state insurance law
  • Assisting hospitals in developing Medical-Legal Partnerships
  • Performing extensive title review, oil and gas due diligence and curative projects for land acquisitions

Ms. Ludwig currently is a member of the Young Professionals Council of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). She recently was a co-editor or an AHLA publication entitled Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics.

Prior to joining Jackson Kelly, Ms. Ludwig participated in the health law fellowship program at Squire Sanders, LLC. Ms. Ludwig is a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. During law school, she was a recipient of the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law and received CALI Awards for Excellence in FDA Seminar, Health Law and Legal Research. She also served as Chief Managing Editor and Staff Editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in government and politics with a minor in English.

Legal Experience
2014 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2013 - 2014Squire Sanders (US) LLP, Healthcare Fellow
Professional Experience
2013 City of Columbus, Management Analyst I
2013Turner Oil and Gas Properties, Landman
2012J.D.The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
2007B.A.University of Maryland (Government and Politics)
Bar Admissions
2014West Virginia
Court Admissions
2014West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
2014U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
2012Supreme Court of Ohio

Professional Involvement:
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
    • Young Professionals Council, 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Speaker, "Corporate Compliance:  How do Boards Ensure Compliance with the Resources Available?," The Center for Rural Health Development 2016 WV Governance Forum, Stonewall Resort and Conference Center, Roanoke, West Virginia, April 30, 2016

Writings and Publications:
  • Co-author, "What You Need to Know About the Two-Midnight Rule," Managed Healthcare Executive, Dec. 2013
  • Co-author, "Clinically Integrated Networks Give Providers and Payers an Opportunity for Transformative Collaboration," BNA's Health Law Reporter, Nov. 2013

Awards and Honors:
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in FDA Seminar, Health Law and Legal Research
  • Scholars Citation in International Studies
  • Primannum Honor Society
  • Golden Key International
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Jackson Kelly Printer Friendly Bio: Rachel D. Ludwig