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R. Scott Shean is the Orange County Corporate Department Chair and a member of the Finance Committee. He formerly served as the Managing Partner of the Orange County office from 2007 to 2014. 


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

At Latham & Watkins LLP, the department has considerable expertise handling both domestic and international matters for high-profile clients. In Washington DC, regulatory expert John Manthei has been leading advice to Pacira Pharmaceuticals on various issues arising from a warning letter issued by the FDA in 2014, including Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations. Also in Washington DC, Michael Morin and David Frazier have been representing AbbVie in a number of suits brought against Gilead Sciences regarding allegations of infringement. On the M&A side, Silicon Valley-based Alan Mendelson led advice to Rapidscan Pharma Solutions on its sale to GE Medical Systems. The department includes Mark Roeder and Josh Dubofsky in Silicon Valley; Charles Ruck and R Scott Shean in Orange County; and Daniel Brown in New York. Judith Hasko and Alice Fisher in Silicon Valley are also recommended, as is Boston-based Peter Handrinos. Casey Dwyer is now at AbbVie.

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Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘reputation precedes it’ in the healthcare space, where it handles the full gamut of matters for a service provider client base spanning hospitals, dialysis providers, home health hospice providers and eHealth companies. The team recently acted for the University of Massachusetts Medical School in a False Claim Act suit brought by a former employee alleging that the school improperly claimed state and federal Medicaid reimbursement funds; advised KKR on the healthcare regulatory elements of its $2.8bn acquisition of WebMD; and assisted Press Ganey with its sale to EQT Partners. Noteworthy practitioners include healthcare fraud defense expert Katherine Lauer in San Diego, regulatory specialist John Manthei and litigator Daniel Meron (both based in Washington DC), Daniel Settelmayer in Los Angeles and Orange County-based Scott Shean, who focuses on transactional work.

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