Jennifer Ligon focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters, including Certificate of Public Need (COPN) matters, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance, state licensure compliance, and Medicare reimbursement matters, for hospitals, physician groups and long-term care providers. Jennifer also routinely provides general business and employment-related advice for physician groups and ancillary providers.

Jennifer Ligon focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters, including Certificate of Public Need (COPN) matters, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance, state licensure compliance, and Medicare reimbursement matters, for hospitals, physician groups and long-term care providers. Jennifer also routinely provides general business and employment-related advice for physician groups and ancillary providers.

Jennifer has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars magazine (2016-present) and named among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine (2016, 2018-present). She is also listed among the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers® (2021) and is listed among the "Up & Coming Lawyers" by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2020). She is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), serving as the chair of the VBA's Young Lawyers Division from 2019-2020. She previously served the VBA's Young Lawyers Division as chair-elect (2018-2019); secretary-treasurer (2017-2018); and development editor of the Young Lawyers Division’s publication, Opening Statement (2015-2017). She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and New York.

Jennifer joined Williams Mullen in 2016 after practicing law for more than three years at another health care law firm in Richmond. Prior to that, she worked for two years in the executive compensation and employee benefits group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York City. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and served as a Dillard Fellow. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.

  • Represented an independent physician group practice in an application to obtain a Certificate of Public Need (COPN) to establish a specialized diagnostic imaging center.
  • Counseled a medical patient transportation services provider in the preparation and submission of a bid to provide emergent and non-emergent transportation services to a health care system.
  • Assisted a hospital in an investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) relating to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) compliance.
  • Advised a managed health care plan on Virginia regulatory requirements for network provider agreements.
  • Represented a health care provider in responding to allegations of a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
  • Advised long-term care facility operators on the corporate practice doctrine relating to therapy services across the United States.