COLUMBUS – Barnes & Thornburg has added Pat Cornelius as a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Healthcare Departments in Columbus.
Cornelius focuses his practice on advising clients, who span the healthcare, financial services, life sciences and biotechnology, insurance, energy, and aviation industries, on mergers and acquisitions, as well as matters concerning joint venture and affiliation, capital raising and investments, contracting and licensing, technology development and commercialization, compliance and corporate governance.
In the healthcare industry, Cornelius provides counsel on health system mergers and acquisitions, health system-insurer joint ventures, shared savings agreements and payor-provider contracting, hospital-physician alignment strategies, and capital raising and investment transactions. He also advises on in-bound and out-bound licensing software and intellectual property for research, development and commercialization.
“Pat’s track record successfully representing clients across a broad range of active industries and practice areas is impressive,” said David Gotlieb, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Corporate Department. “We’ve seen a lot of activity so far in 2019, and we’re thrilled to have Pat’s skillset as that momentum continues.”
Cornelius joins from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He also previously served as assistant general counsel for America Online, Inc. and as primary counsel for CompuServe and MapQuest.
“I and much of our team have known Pat for years. His addition the week of the office’s 10th anniversary is fitting – he is a highly regarded practitioner, will be a great teammate, and immediately strengthens our transactional and healthcare capabilities in the office,” added William Nolan, Columbus managing partner.
Cornelius earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Virginia Tax Review, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
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