Jonathan Ishee

Jonathan Ishee

Jonathan Ishee
Washington, DC
+1 771 200 2030

Jonathan Ishee is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Jonathan advises investors, technology companies, and healthcare providers, on mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and security, regulatory requirements, and healthcare information technology. Jonathan’s principal area of practice focuses health law issues including HIPAA, managed care contracting, technology acquisition, creation of health care joint ventures, Medicare Advantage, value-based care and innovative payment models. Jonathan regularly guides clients through the complexities involved with telehealth; emerging healthcare delivery models, digital health and wellness applications, data privacy and security; managed care contracting; state insurance licensing, and the corporate practice of medicine. He assists clients with the creation of HIPAA and HITECH compliance strategies and their incident response plans. Clients across a range of industry sectors also seek Jonathan's advice on international privacy law, including GDPR, and regulations related to artificial intelligence, machine learning, research, and employee data.


Representative matters include:

  • Advised multiple health care providers and technology companies on regulatory, reimbursement, and operational issues surrounding the provision of telehealth services in all 50 states and internationally*
  • Represented a client in a HIPAA breach involving more than 200,000 individuals*
  • Advised client on the rollout of a digital health and wellness application that uses behavioral modification to increase health outcomes in individuals with IBS and Crohn’s disease*
  • Represented a startup telemedicine provider in connection with a $30+ million sale to a national health care provider*
  • Advised multiple private equity clients in the acquisition of a revenue cycle management companies*
  • Counseled a national fitness company in the creation of a comprehensive HIPAA and HITECH compliance strategy and program in order for it to satisfy its duties as a business associate of a health care organization*
  • Advised an international NGO in the creation and implementation of a GDPR compliance program for EU-based election monitors*
  • Counseled a Formula One team sponsor on issues surrounding the international transfer of employee data between jurisdictions*
  • Advised a physician health organization in the creation of a health information exchange and development of a clinically integrated network*
  • Counseled employers in the retail and technology space on development of employer-based primary care clinics in multiple states and related issues including, licensing, and compliance with other health care specific regulatory requirements*
  • Advised an academic medical center and medical residency program on ACGME accreditation and program related issues*
  • Advised a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) on compliance with HRSA requirements*
  • Counseled a software developer on regulatory issues surrounding the development of digital health products*
  • Advised an academic medical center on international privacy and biobanking regulations related to a research program involving participants in 15 countries*
  • Represented a technology/insurance startup in licensing proceedings before the Texas Department of Insurance and issuance of a certificate authority for a new large employer group health plan product*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

  • Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (City of London), 2017-present
  • Freeman, Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers (City of London), 2018-present
  • Board Member, Health Information Partnership of Southeast Texas, 2012-2014
  • Committee Member, Wine Events Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2007-present

Professional Experience

Before joining Goodwin, Jonathan practiced at several other international law firms, as the general counsel of a large multispecialty physician group and Medicare Advantage independent practice association, and a policy analyst with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Jonathan was an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine from 2012 to 2015 and is currently an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas-HSC Houston.




University of Houston Law Center


Tulane Law School

(cum laude
managing editor, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property)


University of Texas Health Science Center


University of Texas Health Science Center


Tulane University



  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Ohio
  • Texas

Recognition & Awards

  • Secretary’s Commendation” recognition, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010
  • “Secretary’s Award” recognition, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009


  • Co-Author, “Additional Disclosure Required: CMS Implements Substantial Changes to Reporting Skilled Nursing Facility Ownership Information,” Goodwin Client Alert, December 1, 2023
  • Co-Author, “Cybersecurity Toolkit for Healthcare and Public Health Sector,” Goodwin Client Alert, November 21, 2023
  • Co-Author, “Telehealth HIPAA Compliance Flexibilities Extended as the Public Health Emergency Ends,” Goodwin Client Alert, June 2, 2023
  • Co-Author, “California OHCA Publishes Final Regulations Regarding Healthcare Transaction Filing Requirements and Review Process,” Goodwin Client Alert, January 22, 2024
  • Co-Author, Chapters 27 and 29 Health Informatics an Interprofessional Approach, Third Edition, Elsevier, 2023 (forthcoming)
  • Co-Author, Chapter 14 “Privacy and Security in a Ubiquitous Health Information Technology World,” Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse, Third Edition, Spring 2023
  • Co-Author, “Deadline for New UK Contract Requirements for Personal Data Transfers Is Here (EU and California Deadlines Looming)!,” Troutman Pepper, September 27, 2022
  • Co-Author, “Simplifying a Complicated Process — Four Steps to Comply with China’s PIPL New Security Assessment Requirements for Cross-Border Data Transfers September 1,2022,” Troutman Pepper, August 9, 2022
  • Co-Author, “Do Your Diligence: M&A Considerations Following OIG’s Special Fraud Alert on Telemedicine,” Troutman Pepper, July 25, 2022
  • Author, “OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Disclosures Related to Reproductive HealthCare,” Troutman Pepper, July 14, 2022
  • Quoted, “Data Breach Rule for Health Apps Leaves Developers in the Dark,” Bloomberg Law, November 16, 2021
  • Author, “FTC Issues Reminder on the Breach Notification Requirements by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices and Their Service Providers,” McGuireWoods Legal Insights, October 5, 2021
  • Author, “Arizona Passes Broad Telehealth Law with Audio-Only Coverage,” McGuireWoods Legal Insights, June 17, 2021
  • Author, “Texas Passes Bill Establishing ‘Wall of Shame’ for Data Breaches,” McGuireWoods Legal Insights, June 7, 2021
  • Quoted, “Cybercrime Threatening Gains Made by Telehealth During the Pandemic,” Texas Lawyer, May 12, 2021
  • Author, “Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach,” Chapters 25 and 27, Third Edition, Elsevier, forthcoming
  • Author, “Texas Senate Passes Bill Easing Restrictions on Telemedicine,” Houston Business Journal, 2017
  • Author, Chapter 25 Legal Issues, Federal Regulations and Accreditation, Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, Second Edition, Elsevier, 2017
  • Quoted, “Resisting Ransomware,” ACP Hospitalist, 2016
  • Author, “The Out-of-Network Battle Heats Up Further - Recent Ruling Favors Providers,” ABA Health Law Section Esource, 2016
  • Author, “The Out-of-Network Battle Heats Up, ABA Health Law Section Esource,” 2014
  • Author, “The Rise of Hospital Outpatient Departments in the Era of Decreased Provider Reimbursement,” American Health Lawyers Association’s Business Law & Governance Work Group, 2013
  • Author, “Accountability in Cross-Jurisdictional Telemedicine and Health,” American Health Lawyers Association, HIT News, 2012
  • Speaker, “Medicine and Health Panel: The Current Landscape of Digital Health M&A and Financing in Partnership with the Entrepreneurs Panel,” The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), November 15, 2022
  • Co-Host, “Examining the Impact of Proposed HIPAA Changes on Medical Records Requests,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, November 30, 2021
  • Co-Host, “A Look at the Proposed HIPAA Changes,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, November 15, 2021
  • Speaker, “Preparing for Major HIPAA Changes in 2022: What You Need to Know About Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule,” October 14, 2021
  • Co-Host, “Health Information Exchange and Security,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, July 15, 2021
  • Host, “Edge of Digital Health Transformation,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, May 19,2021
  • Co-Host, “Post-Pandemic Healthcare Compliance and Enforcement Priorities,” Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, April 22, 2021
  • Presenter, “GDPR Compliance, Are you Ready?,” International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet, Columbus, OH, 2018