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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Michael J Cherniga

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Health & FDA Business


Michael J. Cherniga is Co-Chair of the firm's Health & FDA Business Practice. On a regional and national basis, Mike's practice involves representation of a diverse client base consisting of health care organizations (and clients which support the business of health care), both for-profit and not-for-profit. He also has substantial experience serving health care professionals and allied health care personnel who serve or support those organizations. The types of clients involved in the business of health care and served by Mike include: acute care and specialty hospitals; diagnostic imaging facilities; skilled nursing facilities; assisted living facilities; sub-acute and other specialty providers; individual practitioners; group practices; clinics; provider networks; managed care organizations; indemnity insurers; employer and provider trade organizations; clinical laboratories; and biotech companies.

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: health insurers

Within: Healthcare: health insurers

With ‘a practical and business-oriented’ department, Greenberg Traurig, LLP is ‘easy to work with’ thanks to ‘a responsive and proactive approach to its work’. The group is highly regarded for its regulatory expertise; recent mandates include advising Senior Whole Health on contract negotiations and HIPAA compliance, acting for Centerbridge Partners on the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Davis Vision, and handling the regulatory elements of WellCare Health Plans’ acquisition of Universal American. Nancy Taylor and Michael Cherniga lead the practice from Washington DC and Tallahassee respectively; Taylor is experienced in ACA provisions, reimbursement matters and policy issues, and Cherniga focuses on regulatory mandates. Fort Lauderdale-based David Peck, Tricia Asaro and Harold Iselin in Albany and Francis Serbaroli in New York are also recommended. Albany-based Eileen Hayes made partner in 2017 and Eric Hargan moved in-house.

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Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s ‘exceptional’ department is ‘very practical and business oriented’ with ‘a highly knowledgeable and responsive’ team of ‘impressive’ individuals. The group handles transactions, litigation, enforcement actions, product approvals and regulatory issues; it recently assisted CityMD with a majority equity investment by Warburg Pincus, advised Centerbridge Partners on the regulatory elements of its purchase of a majority stake in Davis Vision, and handled Blue Wolf Capital Fund’s investment in Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice. Washington DC-based Nancy Taylor and Tallahassee-based Michael Cherniga jointly lead the team, and Dallas-based Michael Malone and Joseph Coniglio are also recommended..

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