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John C. Erickson III

Of Counsel

John Erickson focuses his practice on healthcare matters, with an emphasis on representing physician groups and health systems regarding integration and co-management transactions. He has extensive experience in software and capital equipment transactions, mergers and acquisitions and related valuation issues, vendor/supplier arrangements, provider and supplier regulatory matters, and dispute avoidance and resolution.

Prior to joining Squire Sanders in 2007, John held several positions with Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 company that manufactures, markets and distributes pharmaceuticals, medical products, automated technology and specialized services to healthcare providers.

John began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John Daniel Tinder of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. He was then hired through the Attorney General’s Honors Program and served five years in Washington DC as a trial lawyer with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. During a portion of this period, he was an adjunct legal writing instructor at The George Washington University Law School.

  • “Clinical Co-Management Models and Compensation,” Physicians Practice: November 18, 2011.
  • “What in the World Is Medical ‘Co-Management’?,” Physicians Practice: October 14, 2011.
  • “Will I Still Be Able to Practice My Way as a Hospital Employee?,” Physicians Practice: September 30, 2011.
  • “What is the Market Rate for My Specialty?,” Physicians Practice: September 16, 2011.
  • “How Will Declining Reimbursement Affect Physician Compensation?,” Physicians Practice: August 19, 2011.
  • “Four Myths That Can Adversely Affect Physician Compensation,” Physicians Practice: August 5, 2011.
  • “Four Myths That Adversely Affect Physician Asset Values,” Physicians Practice: July 22, 2011.

  • “Regulatory Issues in Physician Financial Transactions,” Ohio Society of CPAs Health Care Conference, November 2011.
  • “Creating Leverage and Efficiency in Vendor Negotiations,” American Health Lawyers Hospital and Health System Institute, February 2010.

Representative Experience

  • Integrating several large and small cardiology groups into health systems.
  • Providing counsel and legal opinions regarding dozens of physician – hospital transactions and ventures.
  • Creating and negotiating long-term customer gain-sharing transactions that typically exceeded US$100 million in value.
  • Redesigning contracts and transaction processes for several technology, software and service businesses.
  • First-chairing several trials and presenting 24 oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Indiana University - Bloomington, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991
University of Michigan, B.G.S., 1988


Ohio, 2003
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit
U.S. Ct. of App., Seventh Circuit
U.S. Ct. of Federal Claims
U.S. Ct. of International Trade
U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Indiana
U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Indiana

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