Jeff Drummond and Taylor McDowell Represent Oncology Team in Transitioning Practice to Verdi Oncology


Jackson Walker represented Dr. Jivesh Sharma and Dr. Amy Cripps in transitioning their practices at NexGen Oncology into a new practice entity managed by Verdi Oncology, Inc. As part of the transition, Drs. Sharma and Cripps lead the Verdi Cancer and Research Center of Texas, which focuses on high-quality medical oncology care and early phase clinical trials to patients in Dallas-Fort Worth.

In a recent news release, Dr. Sharma said: “Verdi was the best partner for our practice, including for both our patients and our staff. We clearly share a common mission of putting patients first, and we are extremely excited to enhance our service offering by providing access to novel therapies for our patients.”

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Verdi Oncology, Inc. is an oncology practice and clinical research management company focused on partnering with high-quality oncology physicians and practices. This new partnership marks Verdi’s entry into its fourth market since the company’s inception in 2018, following expansions into Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. For information about the Dallas-based oncology center, visit the Verdi Cancer and Research Center of Texas website.

Representing Drs. Sharma and Cripps was a Jackson Walker team including Dallas partner Jeffery P. Drummond and Austin associate Taylor McDowell. To explore Jackson Walker’s experience in helping physicians, hospitals, healthcare systems, and other medical providers create, change, or grow their practice through formation, acquisitions, mergers, affiliate agreements, and alliances, visit our Healthcare practice page.

Meet Jeff

Jeffery P. Drummond represents hospitals, physicians, laboratories, surgery centers, and other healthcare providers in transactional and regulatory matters. He is best known for his experience in HIPAA and medical record privacy, as well as other data privacy and security issues. Since 2002, Jeff has written a weblog on HIPAA matters at hipaablog.blogspot.com, and he regularly tweets about HIPAA @JeffDrummond. In recognition of his practice, Jeff has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Healthcare Law since 2018 and has been ranked in Texas for Healthcare by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Meet Taylor

Taylor McDowell represents public and private companies, hospitals, state institutions, and investor groups in public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, and investment transactions. Taylor also represents startup companies and assists clients with entity formation and corporate governance. He is involved in pro bono services and has drafted asylum petitions for refugees and helped institute microfinance programs for international nonprofits. Taylor has been recognized as proficient in the Spanish language by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Taylor has been published in a number of legal journals for his writings on healthcare and corporate issues, including with the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.