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Amber Brake

Our Founder:

Amber L. Brake, JD, MHA, FACHE is the founder and CEO of The Brake Group (formerly The Brake Group for Hospital Based Physicians, LLC) and has more than 24 years of leadership experience in hospital management and health care law. She offers a unique advantage to the physician and physician groups through her extensive experience as both a hospital administrator and health care attorney (both in-house counsel and external counsel). She has held the following leadership roles:

  • Hospital CEO, COO, CFO, VP Ancillary Services
  • General Counsel
  • Regional Counsel, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Senior Corporate Counsel & Regulatory Affairs Leader
  • Consulting Business CEO/CFO
  • Practice Administrator, Privacy Officer
  • Assistant Professor Health Care Finance

Amber graduated from the #1 ranked health law program with certification in health law (with honors) and a Masters in Health Care Administration. Amber started her career when, as a law student, she worked for a non-profit law firm that advocated for citizens with challenges to their healthcare coverage. She also worked as a House Supervisor during graduate school and learned hospital operations and management from the inner workings of a large hospital. She also was an intern for the US Attorney's office working on health care fraud and abuse cases.

She moved in-house as legal counsel with a hospital and worked her way into senior management and regional leadership roles for several major health systems.

Amber became board certified in health care management in 2002 and a Fellow (FACHE) in 2004. She has been published in several journals on such topics as ‘Managed Care Accountability for Emergency Care Access & Coverage' (Journal of Medicine and Law, Fall 1998) and ‘Challenges to Tax Exempt Status for Nonprofit Hospitals' (Journal of Healthcare Management, Sept. 2005).  She is an invited speaker for organizations such as American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association.

She is admitted to both the Wisconsin and Arizona bars, and works with clients nationwide in accordance with the ABA's rules on multi-jurisdictional practice. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Medical Group Management Association. She is an invited speaker at various physician group conferences, industry leadership panels, and healthcare seminars with a variety of white papers and industry guidance.  She is the Regent for the American College of Health Care Executive's (ACHE) Council of Regents representing health care executives across the state of Arizona (2020-2023).  ACHE is the premiere industry association for 48,000 members nationally.

Working with The Brake Group

When you partner with The Brake Group, our CEO has direct involvement in each phase of the client's plan and goals and she plays a pivotal leadership role in each client's engagement.

Our approach is that we're partners. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a better career, more competitive compensation/benefits/equity, and helping your practice or hospital to achieve better operational and financial success. We are a data-centric organization, and many of our clients come exclusively for our 360-Degree Due Diligence Assessment, which benchmarks key indicators to be able to present options and alternatives to both our physician and hospital clients.  For more information, fill out the Contact Us (can you hyperlink this)?



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  • Pleased with the results

    The Brake Group has negotiated on my behalf and I'm not only pleased with the results, I'm impressed. Working with them has made an impact on the future of my practice. Very Grateful.
  • Added value

    The Brake Group really added value to the contract negotiating process between my soon to be employer and myself.  They negotiated more PTO, a defined number of office hours vs. rounding and other duties to offer an overall balance and quality of life.  They negotiated down my non-compete and rep...
  • Best interest of my future

    I was referred to The Brake Group by a colleague. After our initial interview, I knew that it was in the best interest of my future to work with them. I was able to not only get more than I thought I could independently but was educated throughout the process on contract details that I might have...
  • Stellar services

    I didn't hire an attorney my first job out of residency and that was a big mistake.  This time around every detail in finding the right job according to my parameters was carried out so professionally.  It was night and day from the last time. Plus, the terms of the agreement were many times bett...
  • Truly a pleasure

    While maintaining my current practice and looking for the right opportunity, I encountered The Brake Group. It was truly a pleasure to work with them, I was able to negotiate a more than fair agreement, make sure the contract details were clear, and in a location that was greatly desirable. Their...
  • Fantastic team

    My anesthesia group had been unhappy with our Professional Services Agreement with the two hospitals we cover for years.  Turnover among Hospital Administrators was constant.  Each one promising to “look into” whether we were being paid fairly.  The typical response was, “Not now.  We've got othe...

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