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Jane Willis

Ropes & Gray LLP


Jane is co-head of Ropes & Gray’s business and securities litigation practice group. As a seasoned trial lawyer, she focuses her practice on complex business and class action litigation, including antitrust and healthcare matters. She is experienced in health care law, antitrust law, and merger and acquisition disputes. As lead counsel, Jane represents a wide range of clients including publicly-traded companies, real estate investment trusts, healthcare systems, and private equity funds. Her healthcare client list includes non-profit and for–profit hospitals, hospital and healthcare systems, academic medical centers, senior living providers, managed care companies, and other healthcare industry participants. In addition to healthcare, Jane has experience in a range of industries including consumer electronics, consumer products, sports, transportation, and real estate.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Ropes & Gray LLP’s team undertakes a significant amount of work for clients in sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and biotechnology, among others; practice head Mark Popofsky (who is located in Washington DC) and Boston-based Jane Willis are defending Hitachi-LG Data Storage against price-fixing class actions in Re Optical Disc Drives Antitrust Litigation. In addition to handling class actions, the team’s workload also includes individual actions and merger litigation. IASIS Healthcare, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Yale Medicine and Polar Air Cargo are other key clients. Chong Park, whose practice is split between the Washington DC and San Francisco offices, has nearly 25 years of litigation experience.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Ropes & Gray LLP is notable for its track record in litigation for private equity firms. Healthcare litigation is another standout area; in one recent highlight, a cross-office and cross-practice team represented American Kidney Fund in a litigation effort against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concerning an interim final rule enacted that would impact on dialysis patients and providers; the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction freezing the rule indefinitely; Jeffrey Bushofsky in Chicago and Timothy McCrystal in Boston were the lead partners. Jane Willis and Gregg Weiner head the commercial litigation group from Boston and New York respectively; New York-based Robert Fischler is also recommended.

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