J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 2013, Order of the Woolsack; Concentration in Employment Law; Saint Louis University Law Journal
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology, 2010
Ben Griffith brings an insider’s perspective on the legal needs of the health care industry to his work on behalf of hospitals, health systems and other care providers. A former in-house attorney for a large health system, he is adept in legal issues related to corporate governance, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ben previously served as a senior attorney for a large not-for-profit health system. In that role, he oversaw corporate structure transactions and provided support for all phases of mergers and acquisitions. He also advised on compliance with fraud and abuse laws and the development of contractual arrangements with physician practices and referral sources. His experience encompasses a variety of issues in the health care sector, including corporate governance, physician integration, joint ventures, real estate and physician extenders. In addition to his substantive legal expertise, Ben was able to reduce his former organization’s costs substantially through the creation and implementation of an electronic subsidiary management process that streamlined corporate governance transactions.
During law school, Ben served as a law clerk and summer associate for a St. Louis-area law firm focused on labor relations and employment matters, assisting with transactional and pre-trial work. A strong personal interest in health and fitness helped motivate his transition into the health care industry.
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
- 30 Under 30 Award, St. Louis Business Journal, 2015
- Value Champion Award, Association of Corporate Counsel, 2015
- SSM Innovators Award, SSM Health, 2014
News & Insights
- St. Louis Business Journal, July 10, 2015