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Rebecca E. Ivey

Richmond, VA
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  • 804.420.6334
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  • 804.420.6507

Rebecca Ivey represents hospitals and other health care providers in numerous health care matters, including compliance with state and federal health care laws such as the Stark law, the Anti-Kickback statute, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). She frequently counsels clients on issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, health information technology, physician contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture opportunities, and licensure. She also advises clients on telemedicine regulations and DEA regulations.

Rebecca has significant experience with employment issues faced by health care providers. She has advised health care providers on a variety of employment issues and has experience with employment litigation, including cases involving:

  • Title VII
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Wrongful terminations

Rebecca also has substantial experience defending insurers in ERISA litigation.

Rebecca is on the board of directors of Health Brigade, which offers a variety of health services to low-income and uninsured persons. She serves on the steering committee of Williams Mullen’s Women’s Initiative.

Rebecca earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. She also earned her Master of Arts Degree and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
    • Virginia Law Review – Editorial Board
  • University of Virginia (M.A.)
  • University of Virginia (B.A.)
Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association - Health Law Section

Community Involvements

  • Health Brigade - Member, Board of Directors (2020-present)
Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Pro Bono Service Honor Roll – Member (2021)

The Best Lawyers in America® - Health Care Law (2023)


  • Advised a large, regional orthopedic practice on governance, employment, and contractual matters.
  • Assisted a health system with compliance, employment, and contractual matters.
  • Assisted a pulmonary practice with governance, employment, and contractual matters.
  • Assisted an medical practice with notifications, reporting, and investigation support after an email phishing attack.
  • Assisted numerous health care and related entities with HIPAA privacy questions and review of documents.
  • Assisted a medical practice with notifications, reporting, and investigation support after a cyberattack.
  • Assisted a gastroenterology practice with various physician employment-related issues.
  • Advised an assisted living facility regarding its policies and procedures and operational issues.
  • Assisted an orthopedic practice with an asset sale transaction.
  • Advised a physician on employment matters and documents, including documents relating to a purchase transaction.
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