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James B. Lynch

Of Counsel
lynch.jim@dorsey.com
Minneapolis P +1 (612) 340-8763 F +1 (612) 340-2868

Overview

JIM LYNCH BRINGS 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO ASSIST MEDICAL SOCIETIES AND CERTIFYING BOARDS IN RESOLVING THE MYRIAD OF LEGAL ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE.

James B. Lynch is Of Counsel in Dorsey’s Health Group.  Formerly a partner in the Trial Department.  His practice focuses on advice to medical societies and medical certifying boards and various regulatory matters, including antitrust, staff privileges and medical ethics.  As a trial lawyer, Jim has tried numerous cases around the country in such fields as antitrust, health care, and securities.

Education & Admissions

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1980)

University of North Carolina (B.A., Political Science, 1976), Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of North Dakota and Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits

Experience

Representative Clients

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Board of Radiology  
  • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

News & Resources

Articles

"Crisis Management for Physician Leaders: What to do When a Good Doctor Goes Bad," Discovery, Dorsey Health Strategies
Crisis Management for Physician Leaders: What to do When a Good Doctor Goes Bad
"Ethics of Co-Management, (co-author) Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 120, No. 1
"Advertising Refractive Surgery is Serious Business," EyeNet Magazine

Select Presentations

  • "Landmines Dot the Landscape -- Traps that Lead to 'Loss of Reputation or Legal Liability'" at the Mid-Year Forum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, April 2009  
  • "Ethical Interface Between Ophthalmologists and Optometrists" at the New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2009
  • "Ethical/Legal Landmines: Physician-Industry Relationships" at the New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, March, 2009
  • “The Ethics and Practicality of Offering Expert Testimony,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2006
  • "Co-management and the Anti-Kickback Laws," at the New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2004
  • "Advertising and the Need for Substantiation," at the New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2004
  • "Expert Witnesses: Legal Issues," at the Mid-Year Forum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C., April 2004
  • “National Matching Program Lawsuit,” at the Program Directors Forum, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Anaheim, California, November 2003
  • “Legal and Political Implications of Non Time-Limited Certificates,” at the American Board of Medical Specialties, Chicago, Illinois, July 2003
  • “Kickbacks, Co-Management and other Temptations,” at the Annual Meeting of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, Palm Springs, California, January 2003
  • “Gifts, Conflicts and Disclosure,” at the Mid-Year Forum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C., April 2002
  • “Substantiation Requirements for Medical Marketing,” at the Mid-Year Forum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Washington, D.C., April 2001
  • “Legal Issues Relating to Co-Management of Surgical Patients,” Presentation at the Mid-Year Forum of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000
  • “Clinical Privileges and Recredentialing,” Presentation to the American Board of Medical Specialties, Chicago, February 2000
  • “Class Actions after the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,” Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, October 1996
  • “What to Say When Your Analyst Calls: Dealing With Analysts and the Press on Business and Product Issues,” Fourth Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium, Minneapolis, October 1993
  • “The National Practitioner Data Bank,” presentation at the Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California School of Medicine, March 1992

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Health Litigation
  • Health Transactions & Regulations
  • Healthcare
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations