Eric S. Tower


Eric Tower serves as a trusted advisor to healthcare clients on a wide range of corporate transactional and operational matters.

Previously serving as a former executive and senior in-house counsel for the largest healthcare system in Illinois, Eric is well versed in handling mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fraud and abuse compliance, physician practice acquisitions, financing, litigation, and corporate governance matters. During his 16-year tenure in this role, he led mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in excess of $15 billion and worked extensively with the system's nationally recognized population health management and managed care initiatives.

Throughout his career, Eric has amassed significant experience handling government investigations and litigation, including reviews brought by the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Internal Revenue Service, and the Senate Finance Committee. He is skilled at navigating these reviews, interacting with government agencies and effectively responding to government inquiries and actions, including antitrust litigation.

Outside the Firm

Eric enjoys spending time with his family and three dogs and playing and watching soccer.


  • Negotiated acquisitions of multiple hospitals and health systems on behalf of a large, national health system.
  • Established process and completed numerous acquisitions in multiple states for nationally recognized advanced primary care provider.


  • 2023, Healthcare Law, listed in The Best Lawyers in America



  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Professional Activities

Since 2002, Eric has served as a member of the editorial advisory board for the Health Care Compliance Association “Report on Patient Privacy.”



  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • Northwestern University, BA, with honors
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, cum laude
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, LLM