Firms To Watch: Healthcare: service providers

The Atlanta-based team at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is known for its corporate and real estate transactional work for a blend of dedicated provider and private equity clients. Hedy Rubinger and R. Michael Barry co-lead the team, with Glenn Hendrix offering FCA litigation ability.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s healthcare practice is known for providing advice to major private equity clients on their acquisition of provider organisations. New York-based practice head Dennis Williams provides dedicated regulatory support.
Rivkin Radler’s Uniondale office represents a wide range of service providers, with Benjamin Malerba and Christopher Kutner’s team acting on major transactions in the New York area and providing select regulatory advice.

Healthcare: service providers in United States

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP remains active at the top of the market, accruing a number of new transactional and litigation mandates from hospital and health systems across the country. For transactions, its highlights are the $3.9bn SPAC listing of Sharecare and advising Piedmont Healthcare on $1.9bn worth of bet-the-company acquisitions. In litigation, the team supplemented its existing investigations, anti-kickback and false claims act work with an expansion of its work on government reimbursement matters. Washington DC-based practice co-leader Mark Polston maintains his position as a leader in that space, alongside Dan Hettich. Adam Robison, based in the Houston office, operates a dual practice, acting on transactional matters with Atlanta-based Jon Harris, alongside offering compliance counsel. Also based in Atlanta is co-head Jim Boswell, who is known for acting on FCA litigation and other key regulatory matters.  Other key lawyers include DC-based payment systems expert Chris Kenny, versatile transactional and regulatory advisor Richard Zall in New York, and Atlanta-based litigator Stephanie Johnson.

Practice head(s):

Jim Boswell; Mark Polston

Testimonials

‘The depth of the King & Spalding team on healthcare matters is truly exceptional. Their team is able to cover any issue we have from litigation to regulatory to transactional, and they shine on particularly complex, cross-disciplinary issues where they can cover the issue from soup to nuts and offer a coordinated, streamlined solution. They are able to do this because of exceptional communication and connectivity amongst their team and with our internal stakeholders. They are always on the cutting edge of every legal issues in healthcare and so are my first call when facing a new challenge to the business.’

‘The King & Spalding team are leaders in every aspect of healthcare, on every issue. The partners have real depth in both the legal issues, but also the industry and practical business operations. They go the extra mile to understand my problem and my company and come up with a tailored solution on the time frame that I need it. They are very flexible and creative in coming up with solutions that work for my unique issues.’

Key clients

21st Century Oncology

Affinity Health Plan

Albany Medical Center

American Academy of Home Care Medicine

American Clinical Laboratory Association

Antelope Valley Hospital

Archimedes Health Investors

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Ascension Health, Inc.

Athyrium Capital Management

Atlantic Health System

Atrium Health

Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Medical Services

Benevis, LLC

Bon Secours Health System

BronxCare Health System

California Hospital Association

California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)

Capital Medical Group

Capital One/Healthcare Financial Services

CareOne LLC

CareWise Health

Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Cedars- Sinai Healthcare System

Certilytics

Charleston Area Medical Center

Christ Hospital and Health System

CHRISTUS Health (Dallas and Houston, TX)

Citizens Medical Center (Victoria, TX)

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Community Health Systems (Franklin, TN)

Cox Health

Crossroads Hospice

Dameron Hospital

DaVita Inc.

Digital Transformation Opportunities Corp

Dynacq/Surgical Specialty Hospitals of America/Vista Hospital

East Alabama Medical Center

EHE Health

Eisner Amper

El Camino Hospital

Eleanor Health

Emory Healthcare

Empire Health Foundation

Encompass Health

Enloe Medical Center

Everything Pharmacy Related II

Exact Sciences

Eye Center of Northern Colorado

Fallon Benefits Group

Florida Hospital Association

Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center

Global Resource Solutions

GoForward, Inc.

H and H Drug Stores

Hackensack Medical Center

Hartford Healthcare

HCA

Health Services Los Angeles County

Hendrick Health System (hospital system in Abilene, TX)

Hospice of the West

Hospital for Special Surgery

Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Jefferson Regional Medical Center

John Muir Health

Kaweah Delta Healthcare District

KKR

Kode Health, Inc.

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Inc.

LifeGift Organ Procurement Organization (Houston, TX)

LifeLinc Corporation

Long Island Community Hospital

M2 Orthopedic Partners Holdings, LLC

Mather Hospital

Medical Home Network

Medical University Hospital Authority (aka MUSC)

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

Mental Health Association of Westchester

Mercy

Montefiore Health System

Mount Sinai Health System

Mountain View Hospital and Medical Center

Myca Health

Nassau University Medical Center

Natividad Medical Center

Nemours Children’s Health

New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn

Northbay Healthcare

Northeast Georgia Health System

Northwell Health

Northwest Kidney Center

Novant Health

Nueces County Hospital District (Corpus Christi, TX) (25+ years)

Ochsner Clinic Foundation d/b/a Ochsner Health (Louisiana)

Ochsner Health System

OSF Healthcare System

Phoebe Putney Health System

Piedmont Healthcare

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Presbyterian Healthcare Services (NM)

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

Quidel Corporation

Quorum Health Corporation

RAYUS Radiology

Red Ventures, Inc.

Regional Medical Center of San Jose

San Antonio Regional Hospital

Sanford Health

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

SCP Health (formerly Schumacher Clinical Partners)

Scripps Health

Sharp Healthcare

Signify Health

Sollis Health

South Nassau Communities Hospital

Southern Hills Hospital

Southwestern Health Resources Clinically Integrated Network (Dallas, TX)

St. Barnabas Hospital

St. John’s Riverside Hospital

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers

St. Luke’s University Health System (“St. Luke’s”)

Stanford Health Care

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center

Sword Health

Tampa General Hospital

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Council Risk Management Fund

Texas Radiology Associates

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

The New York and Presbyterian Hospital

The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) – this includes many major facilities

Torrance Memorial Health

Trinity Health

UAB Medicine

UF Health

Universal Health Services, Inc.

University Hospital at Stony Brook

University of California

University of Kansas Hospital

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Utah Hospital

University of Vermont Medical Center

Vituity

WellStar Health System

West Virginia University Health System

WR Biotech, LLC

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (Prescott, AZ)

Work highlights

  • Advised Sharecare in a $3.9bn merger with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.
  • Represented two significant acquisitions for Piedmont Healthcare: four acute-care hospitals and related ancillary businesses for $950m and an affiliation transaction with University Health Care System.
  • Representing the American Clinical Laboratory Association in a challenge to a significant Medicare regulation that ultimately impacts payment for clinical diagnostic laboratory services.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has extensive bench strength for provider-focused healthcare work, with teams across the nation providing advisory and litigation services. Healthcare M&A continues to be a key driver of the practice, notably advising Virginia Mason on its $4bn affiliation transaction with CommonSpirit Health and related divestments. In addition, the firm offers extensive regulatory and contentious services, with a particular emphasis on telehealth and government investigations, with its most notable case involved advising CIC Health on Massachusetts’ mass and mobile vaccination program. Leading figures in the team include health tech expert Bernadette Broccolo, Miami-based global healthcare head Jerry Sokol, M&A experts Gary Scott Davis, based in Miami, and Boston’s Christopher Jedrey and Kerrin SlatterySandra DiVarco leads the team’s COVID-19 response team, in addition to her broad regulatory practice, and Monica Wallace acts on fraud and abuse and other key compliance issues. Craig Smith is also notable for spearheading the team’s Atlanta office opening, while Gregory Fosheim acts on matters involving public health concerns. Lawyers are in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Jerry Sokol

Testimonials

‘The partners at McDermott are incredibly knowledgeable, and also warm and a delight to work with. In particular, they have a special focus on telehealth startups, which is uncommon and deeply helpful. They know how to orient their feedback and guidance towards high growth companies vs. legacy companies. They have concise, helpful models for explaining complex topics to founders.’

‘Marshall Jackson is a true standout partner. He is able to understand the business problem and give legal and regulatory input in a uniquely collaborative manner. Working with Marshall, you feel like an expert really has your back.’

‘Jiayan Chen is an absolute star. She is calm, composed, professional, deeply knowledgeable, and an excellent listener. She provides concise guidance that addresses the questions asked in a practical and helpful way. It’s such a pleasure and privilege to work with her.’

‘They have attorneys that cover a broad spectrum of areas, so if related issues arise they are likely to have resources available in-house. This elevates the level of advice provided and confidence in the quality of the counsel.’

‘They think creatively and are willing to come up with an “outside the box” idea for consideration.’

‘I have worked with numerous legal teams in the 35 years I have been in business. MWE is second to none in their ability to work effectively with their clients. They are , smart , flexible , professional and I think the best in the business Their team is deep and their contacts go far. I have worked with MWE for the last four years and they continue to exceed my expectations.’

‘Outstanding and professional healthcare team. They provide excellent support on M&A transactions and advising on privacy diligence matters. They have deep subject matter expertise in HIPAA, CLIA, FDA, and the overlap between these different regulatory regimes. They are highly responsive and provide on-point guidance.’

‘I’ve worked with a number of law firms in the healthcare space, and MWE has unmatched capabilities across the spectrum of issues. They have a subject matter expert in every type of healthcare issue you can think of, and they are all excellent.’

Key clients

Randolph Hospital, d/b/a Randolph Health

MEDNAX

Tidelands Health

Cano Health, LLC

Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority d/b/a Polk Medical Center

Beacon Health Options

AkosMD, LLC and Caremap Holdings, LLC

Akumin Inc.

American Addiction Centers

Apollo Global Management and US Acute Care Solutions

Ascension

Association of Air Medical Services

Atrium Health

Atrius Health, Inc.

Babylon Health

Banner Health System

Bay Area Foot Care

Bayada

Beecken Petty O’Keefe Company

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Boyne Capital

Cadence Solutions

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Center for Diagnostic Imaging

Center for Orthopedics, Research and Education, Inc. / HOPCO

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

CIC Health

Cigna

Colorado Mountain Medical, PC

Comprehensive EyeCare Partners

Comvest Partners

Deerfield Management Company, L.P.

DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corp.

East Jefferson General Hospital

East Texas Eye Care Associates

Elite Patient Care

Eye Consultants of Atlanta, PC

Forefront Dermatology

Forest Ambulatory Surgical Center

Fountain Therapeutic Services

Geisinger

General Atlantic

Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

Gryphon Investors

H.I.G. Capital, LLC

H.I.G. Growth Fund

Hartford Healthcare

Havencrest Healthcare Partners, LP,

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Inc.

Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company

Heart ‘n Home Hospice

Highlands Physicians

HonorHealth

InnovaCare

InnovAge

Integrated Oncology Network

Invitae

Iron Capital

Iron Path Capital

John Muir Health

Kellis Eye & Laser Center

Lee Equity Partners

LightBay Capital

Lindsay Goldberg

Lorient Capital Management, L.P.

Maimonides Medical Center

Martis Capital

Medline

MidCap Financial Services

Nautic Partners

New MainStream Capital

Northwestern Memorial Health Care

Ocher Pharma

OMERS

Pamlico Capital Management, LP

Pasithea Therapeutics Corp.

Premier Disability Services

Premier, Inc.

Prime Healthcare Services, Inc.

PRISM Vision Group

Providence St. Joseph Health

Quad-C Management

Quorum

Radiology Partners

RiverGlade Capital

Sheridan Capital Partners

Solaris Health Holdings

Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.

SSJA Bariatric Management, LLC

Steward Health Care System

Surgical Care Affiliates

Tenet Health System

The Carlyle Group

The Riverside Company

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Two Sigma Impact

U.S. Renal Care

Unified Women’s Healthcare

Universal Health Services, Inc.

Upstream Rehabilitation

Urology Austin

US Eye, LLC

Virginia Mason Health System

Warburg Pincus Growth Fund

Wellspring Capital Management

Westchester General Hospital

WindRose Health Investors

Ropes & Gray LLP

'Thought leaders in the health care industry’ Ropes & Gray LLP provides its clients with broad support on transactions, fraud litigation, regulatory compliance, and government investigations. It has been particularly active in federal court cases involving federal agencies, with Washington DC-based Stephanie Webster involved in multiple cases challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calculation of payments. The team has increased its involvement with private equity funds, in addition to its work with health systems and traditional providers. The team has also been active in capital markets, with Boston-based co-head Timothy McCrystal and Tom Frasier acting on LifeStance Health Group’s $720m IPO. Its regulatory practice is able to advise on the delivery of value-based care, digital health, and Covid-19 related regulations, with Chicago-based co-head Debbie Gersh an expert in all three areas. Also recommended are New York-based compliance expert Stephen Warnke, Chicago-based privacy attorney Jennifer Romig, and ‘practical, extraordinarily smart,’ Boston-based transactional partner Adrianne Ortega and NY associate Sarah Blumenthal.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Gersh; Timothy McCrystal

Other key lawyers:

Tom Frasier; Stephanie Webster; Stephen Warnke; Jennifer Romig; Adrianne Ortega; Harry Richards; Sarah Blumenthal

Testimonials

‘My experience with the Ropes healthcare team has been exemplary. The team is knowledgeable and consistently offers business-savvy advice. The Ropes health care group has deep bench strength and a wide range of expertise to support their clients. The work product and advice I have received from this group is head and shoulders above comparably situated health care firms.’

‘I have worked with Debbie Gersh in a variety of health care settings in my in-house roles. Debbie is consistently one of the smartest and most business-savvy attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. Debbie knows the privacy and tech space inside and out and delivers a quality work product wrapped in her business and operational expertise. Debbie is a standout attorney in the privacy, health care and tech field.’

‘Deborah Gersh – provides trusted strategic advice that is practical, always makes us feel we are her only client with the amount of personal attention she provides. Sarah Blumenthal – extraordinary attention to detail, quickly grasps complicated matters, written responses are thorough and complete, always provides a well thought out approach to matters, meets all deadlines.’

‘Ropes & Gray provides niche expertise in Medicare reimbursement policies.’

‘Stephanie Webster and Harry Richards have been excellent litigators for us.’

‘The Ropes and Gray healthcare team, led by Stephen Warnke, has deep state and federal regulatory knowledge coupled with the right relationships, possess high EQ, positions companies to leverage strategic advantage, while maintaining brand and mission integrity.’

‘Stephen Warnke – expert knowledge, sophistication in managing complexity, high integrity’

‘They have experts for everything and give very comprehensive and sound advice. They teach you through the process and are very accessible and understanding.’

‘The practice is vast in expertise. When laws and regulations change, they quickly have recaps for their clients that are relevant and straight to the point.’

Key clients

1Life Healthcare Inc

ADAPT Community Network

Advocate Aurora Health

Alcresta Therapeutics

Allina Health Services

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Amwell

Avista Capital Partners

Baptist Health South Florida

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Capital Clubhouse

Children’s Hospital and Health System, Inc.

Community Hospitals of Central California

Coordinated Behavioral Care

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DMG Practice Management Solutions LLC

Elite Dental Partners

Emory University

GRAIL

H.I.G. Capital

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Heartland Dental LLC

Indiana University Health

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Lifespace Communities

LifeStance Health Group

Molina Healthcare

Montage Health

New Mountain Capital and its portfolio company, Ciox Health

Northwest Oncology and Hematology, S.C.

NYU Langone Hospitals

PathAI

Pearl Health

Penn State Health

Podimetrics Inc

Pulmonx

Renown Healthcare

Sentara Healthcare

Skeletal Dynamics LLC

Stanford University

Stryker Corporation

Tempus Labs Inc.

The Broad Institute

The Vistria Group

Trinity Health

U.S. Renal Care

USC / Lord Foundation of California

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

VaxCare Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing Allina Health Services in litigation challenging CMS’ treatment of Medicare Advantage/Part C days in the disproportionate share hospital calculation.
  • Represented LifeStance Health Group in its $720m IPO.
  • Advised Heartland Dental in its acquisition of American Dental Partners Inc.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has maintained its strength advising on major transactions over the past year, supplementing that with an expanding regulatory and litigation offering. Academic medical centers continue to serve as key clients, with the team advising SUNY and Columbia on all healthcare matters and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on a federal billing investigation. In addition to this, the team’s regulatory footprint has expanded. This includes advising on state usage of private facilities to manage Covid-19 and advising on growing telehealth operations. Key names include FCA litigator Jonathan Diesenhaus and transactional expert Clifford Stromberg, both DC-based. Leaders in other jurisdictions include Jeffrey Schneider in New York and Craig Smith in Miami. Ronald Wisor leads the team from Washington DC, while Leigh Oliver, also in DC, is known for transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Wisor

Key clients

Columbia University Medical Center

The State University of New York

Henry Ford Health System

Atrium Health

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Penn State Health

Beaumont Health

Medical College of South Carolina

University of Minnesota

Ohio State University

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

West Virginia University – Health System

Work highlights

  • Representing the Medical Campuses of SUNY on a broad range of matters.
  • Advising a state health system on the state of Florida’s usage of its facilities for Covid-19 care.
  • Advising a healthcare network on all aspects of its merger with Jefferson Health.

Jones Day

Jones Day offers ‘incredibly deep knowledge of subject matter’ ranging from data privacy law to healthcare litigation. The team is a go-to firm for M&A involving health systems and private equity firms, with San Francisco-based co-head James Dutro particularly known for his work with academic medical centers. The team’s regulatory strength is also notable with Washington DC-based co-heads Kenneth Field and Alexis Gilroy offering respective expertise in antitrust and data privacy law. Key work includes advising ProMedica on its virtual care waiver program. Heather O’Shea leads the litigation practice from Chicago,  bringing deep experience in False Claims Act and Stark Law cases. Also recommended are Los Angeles-based regulatory specialist Claire Castles, and Dallas-based Courtney Carrell.

Testimonials

‘Incredibly deep knowledge of the subject matter; very thoughtful in their analysis; a strategic partner of the first order.’

‘James Dutro, and James Poth are each foremost experts in their field. They are extremely client-focused and very responsive. And we value their strategic advice as much as their legal advice.’

‘Exceptional expertise, great availability 7 days per week, strong collaboration to achieve business goals.’

Key clients

Cook Children’s Health Care System

Community Medical Centers

ProMedica Health System

PWNHealth

Work highlights

  • Advised Community Medical Center on novel physician alignments and graduate medical education requirements.
  • Advising ProMedica on the security of its “hospital-without-walls” digital waiver system.
  • Advising PWNHealth in relation to a series of transactions with parent company Everly Health.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Equally capable of providing advice on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, Latham & Watkins LLP acts on behalf of providers ranging from large health systems to more specialist providers. Digital health has been a major area of growth for the team, with clients including Headspace, Inovalon and Preventice Solutions tapping the team for transactions. The team, in particular Washington DC-based Stuart Kurlander and Eric Greig, advises a number of private equity firms on their digital and traditional healthcare acquisitions. San Diego-based Katherine Lauer acts in fraud cases, while Chicago-based Terra Reynolds and San-Diego based Jason Ohta act on white-collar crimes. Los Angeles' Daniel Settelmayer is a key name for matters involving managed care organizations. John Manthei and Judith Hasko co-lead the group.

Practice head(s):

John Manthei; Judith Hasko

Key clients

Access Health

Activ Surgical

Adventist Health

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.

Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

BrightSpring Health Services

CareSend

Cloudmed

Constant Therapy

Corcept Therapeutics

Cryos

Curative

DoorDash

GoodCell “LifeVault Bio”

GoodRx

HCA

Headspace

Inovalon

K Health

Mylan NV

Nestlé US

NextGen Healthcare, Inc.

Omada Health

Oscar Health

Owlet Baby Care

Work highlights

  • Advising a primary care organization on a $5.2bn investment from Walgreen Boots Alliance.
  • Advising Headspace on its merger with virtual therapy service Ginger.
  • Advising Inovalon on its sale to an equity consortium led by Nordic Capital.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Focused on regulatory and litigation services, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has continued to provide advice to both private and state healthcare providers. Its advice to government agencies has been particularly noteworthy, with team head William Bernstein advising the state of New York on the establishment of a Covid-19 safety fund, and Anne Karl advising the State of Vermont on Medicaid restructuring. The team has also been involved with key litigations, with Los Angeles' Barry Landsberg acting on behalf of Dignity Health in state and federal courts. Other key names include regulatory leader Cindy Mann in Washington DC, LA-based litigation team head Greg Pimstone and transactional expert Paul Carr-Rollitt. DC-based regulatory advisors Brian Bewley and Blair Cantfil joined from Goodwin and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP respectively.

Practice head(s):

William Bernstein

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge and insight of the legal and regulatory framework applied to the healthcare sector. The firm’s partners are able to provide a mix of practical, “hands on” guidance blended with sophisticated legal acumen.’

‘The partners with whom I have worked provide extraordinary customer service. They make efforts to learn and understand the client’s business and mission, and they appreciate how the particular legal matter fits into that bigger picture.’

‘Manatt has deep expertise in the issues impacting health care providers, as well as deep connections across the nation that allow them to provide really meaningful support. Additionally, the people that have worked on our issues have a deep and long-standing background in the issues we face, as well as commitment to equitable care. They are not only expert and connected but are creative in thinking through approaches to issues and pushing use.’

‘The people we have worked with at Manatt are incredibly expert in their issue areas, as well as dedicated and wonderful to work with. They always go the extra mile to ensure that our health centers have what they need and understand the policy and legal landscape. They are wonderful to work with.’

‘Manatt’s depth in Healthcare is impressive. Beyond the expertise the firm offers in policy, legislation, regulation and business configuration, they are truly partners (no pun intended) in developing a vision for a better way to engage with the client’s constituents (lawmakers, policymakers, regulators). This benefit is unique in my experience.’

‘The individual contributors at Manatt demonstrate many skills beyond the customary offerings of a large law firm particularly as it relates to individual attention. As a healthcare provider, my experience with Manatt is that they provide support in navigating the expertise and services they offer. Such attention to detail is refreshing and reassuring.’

Key clients

City of New York

Humana

Vermont Agency of Human Services

SBH Health System

Tufts Health Plan

Dignity Health

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Canopy Health

Health Net

Blue Shield of California

California Department of Health Care Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Wyoming Medical Center

Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Children’s Hospital Association

Legion Healthcare Partners

Connecticut Health Foundation

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Catholic Health Association of the United States

AARP

MultiCare Health System

Yale New Haven Health System

Oregon Health Authority/Department of Justice

Adirondack Health Institute

Medisys Health Network

Velano Vascular

Astiva Health

Brandman Health Plan

THT Health

St. Mary’s Medical Center

City of New York

Humana

Vermont Agency of Human Services

SBH Health System

Tufts Health Plan

Dignity Health

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Canopy Health

Health Net

Blue Shield of California

California Department of Health Care Services

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Wyoming Medical Center

Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Children’s Hospital Association

Legion Healthcare Partners

Connecticut Health Foundation

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Catholic Health Association of the United States

AARP

MultiCare Health System

Yale New Haven Health System

Oregon Health Authority/Department of Justice

Adirondack Health Institute

Medisys Health Network

Velano Vascular

Astiva Health

Brandman Health Plan

THT Health

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Work highlights

  • Represented the City of New York in the structuring and negotiating of a landmark loan fund to support safety net hospitals  during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advised Humana in its acquisition of 100% of Kindred at Home.
  • Representing Dignity Health in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union relating to elective sterilization procedures.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

The transactional experts at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP are known for providing expert advice on M&A, joint ventures, and are particularly known for their private equity advice. It also offers expertise to tax-exempt non-profit organisations on their corporate needs, including hospitals and academic medical centres. The team’s most notable strength, however, is its advice on risk/value-based reimbursement systems, having acted on Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp’s $4.2bn merger with digital value-based care company Babylon Holdings. Eric Klein leads the practice from Century City, offering clients advice on their large scale transactions. California-based Lynsey Mitchel and DC-based Michael Paddock both offer regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Eric Klein

Testimonials

‘Mike McKinnon is exceptional. Available 24/7 Super business focused. A lawyer that really “gets it” in doing deals. Not an impediment to getting a deal done.’

‘Integrity of the legal explanations of the matters at hand. Able to connect the legal issues with the business challenges. Help provide a solution in a timely manner’

‘The associates were readily available and quick to put a response to a question or solution. Honesty was part of their character throughout the entire case. Realistic approach to fast past issues.’

‘This team is incredibly thorough with their answers. The best type of responses and emails to in-house counsel involve emails that don’t require any additional follow-up back to outside counsel, and just being able to use the outside counsel’s email and attachments right away within the company. The healthcare team at SMRH provides just that – work product you can actually use.’

‘Phil Kim and his associates are quick and efficient with their responses. I have not worked with outside counsel who provides such a useable work product. Their hard work and thoroughness save me days of work and it’s worth every dollar!’

‘The wide range of talents makes SMRH a great firm for a growing company’

Key clients

Blue Shield of California

Orthopedic Care Partners Holdings, LLC

Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Landmark Health

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

NYC Health + Hospitals

Summit Medical Group

Excelsior Integrated Medical Group, PLLC and Excelsior Integrated Management Corp.

Pediatric Associates

The Polyclinic

VillageMD

Amulet Capital Partners, LP

BlueMountain Capital Management LLC

R1RCM

agilon health

Aligned Telehealth

Alignment Healthcare

Aledade

Evolent Health

Excellere Capital Partners

Iora Health

Kadiant Holdings, L.P.

Lumeris

ChenMed

The Innovation Institute

Varsity Healthcare Partners

University of California San Diego

Pikes Peak Anesthesia Associates, PC

Planned Parenthood of Greater Northwest Hawaii

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Caremount Medical Group

Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System

NYU Hospitals Center and NYU School of Medicine

General Atlantic

University of Maryland Medical System

Work highlights

  • Advised Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. in its $4.2bn merger with Babylon Holdings Limited.
  • Represented Landmark Health in its sale to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.
  • Advised CareMount Health Solutions on its merger into a subsidiary of Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group.

Dentons

The healthcare team at Dentons has a strong focus on litigation matters, offering advice on fraud and abuse cases, and Medicare recoupment matters. The team has a strong financing and corporate governance practice focused on providers, which includes advising Northwestern Memorial Healthcare on a potential reorganization and on debt and equity-related issues. Holley Thames Lutz in Washington DC is well regarded for her regulatory practice, advising key clients on federal program reimbursement and clinical research compliance. Gadi Weinreich, also in DC, is a key litigator, and New York's Charles Luband advises providers on ACA-related matters. Kimberly Kerry leads the team from San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Kimberly Kerry

Key clients

HCA Holdings, Inc.

SCL Health, Inc.

The University of California Health System

CommonSpirit Health

Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Health System

Verity Health System

Astria Health

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Essilor of America

Work highlights

  • Advised CommonSpirit in a $2 billion corporate and municipal debt financing.
  • Advising HCA on issues related to COVID-19.
  • Advising NMHC and its affiliates on financing issues.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) has experience advising on a full range of healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Key clients include health systems, specialist providers and insurers. Its capital markets team has been active in the sector, with Miami-based Joshua Samek advising both Caremax Medical Group and MSP Recovery on their SPAC mergers. Digital and telehealth have been key areas of focus for the team, with Virginia-based partner Kristi Kung advises these clients on regulatory and compliance matters. Washington DC-based Donna Thiel offers expertise on fraud and abuse cases. Joshua Kaye leads the team from Miami.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Kaye

Other key lawyers:

Kristi Kung; Donna Thiel; Joshua Samek; Russell Sass

Testimonials

‘Responsiveness, knowledge of compliance issues for managed care (marketing, ancillary services, RAF, friendly PC, etc.), ability to work with other third parties effectively.’

‘Russ Sass is terrific.’

‘Really enjoy working with Russ. He is responsive, timely, thorough, proactive in identifying issues, has good interpersonal skills with counterparties, very knowledgeable around areas that could trip us up.’

 

Key clients

CareMax Medical Group LLC

Urology Partners of America, LLC

MEDNAX Services, Inc. SkinSmart Dermatology

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Retina Associates, P.A.

Lighthouse Autism Center

Lionheart Capital LLC

Abry Partners

Work highlights

  • Represented CareMax Medical Group in its business combination, along with IMC Medical Group, with special purpose acquisition company Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp.
  • Represented Lionheart Acquisition Corp. II.in its $32.6bn agreement to merge with MSP Recovery LLC.
  • Represented FastMed Urgent Care in its acquisition of 87 CareSpot and MedPost urgent care centers.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. provides a full range of healthcare-related legal advice, with its core regulatory offering, led by co-head Mark Lutes, providing both immediate support on pressing matters, such as Covid-19 related concerns, and long term general counsel to its clients in the care provider sector. David Matyas and co-head George Breen are notable for their litigation offering, covering major fraud and abuse cases. Amy Lerman is key in the growing telemedicine sector. All listed attorneys are Washington DC-based.

Practice head(s):

Mark Lutes; George Breen

Testimonials

‘This practice possesses the largest pool of health care and businesses of healthcare taken in the country’

‘The attorneys are tops in the field, often serving as national experts. Many are literally the authors of books used in law schools.’

‘The breadth and depth of healthcare industry expertise available at EBG is truly remarkable. When faced with a seemingly impossible healthcare problem or issue, EBG is the go-to firm.’

‘In addition to bringing exceptional legal expertise and experience, Mark Lutes and Rich Westling are thought leaders and business partners who are able to see the big picture and bring solutions to business partners.’

McGuireWoods LLP

Strong on major transactions and litigations, McGuireWoods LLP national team acts on behalf of top-flight hospitals and health systems. Private equity is a key area of expertise for the firm, with Chicago-based team head Holly Buckley advising Revelstoke Capital Partners on a number of major transactions this year. Telemedicine has been another growing focus area for the group. The Charlotte-based team, which features Kate Hardey, Bart Walker and Kayla McCann Marty, offers similar expertise on M&A, having represented Novant Health in its multi-billion dollar purchase of New Hanover Regional Medical Centre. Walker also offers expertise on matters involving dental organizations. Chicago-based Scott Becker offers expertise in matters involving ambulatory surgical centers.

Practice head(s):

Holly Buckley

Testimonials

‘Incredible depth of knowledge. Very prompt and excellent work product. Fantastic value for the expertise that they have. Tier 1 healthcare legal services in the nation.’

‘McGuire Woods has a unique breadth and depth of experience across different industries and clients. McGuireWoods stands out with their bench strength and strong associates who are able to support partners efficiently and effectively. They are flexible on billing arrangements to suit clients needs. Also, they are great partners beyond just the provision of legal advice. They have a in-house legal dept. consulting practice that is innovative and very helpful. In addition, they are constantly seeking advice from clients on innovative ways to improve partnership.’

‘Chris Scheurer and Bart Walker are incredibly responsive and great partners. Chris has a wealth of knowledge in the M&A space and is a strong advocate for clients’ positions. He also does a great job of proposing strategic solutions. Bart’s knowledge and experience in the health care space ranging from representing healthcare systems, providers and private equity firms brings a unique value and perspective. He also is able to maintain calm in very contentious negotiations. MWs also has strong associates who have earned the trust of clients.’

‘Excellent value for the management of matters for portfolio companies. Extremely responsive to client needs. Internal communication among the team is seamless. Appropriate staff and time allocated to client matters. Humble.’

‘Kayla McCann: Wise beyond her years, highly responsive, articulate and communicative, has the ability to communicate complex concepts in understandable terms, willing to share knowledge and expertise with others, no ego.’

‘Bart Walker: Approachable, willingness to develop solutions to meet the needs of clients, and supports associates to demonstrate their individual skills/expertise without grandstanding.’

Key clients

Novant Health

Audax Group

Assured Investment Management, LLC

Fresno Surgical Hospital

Sverica Capital

Biofrontera AG

Revelstoke Capital Partners

Surgical Care Affiliates

Silver Oak Services Partners

HCA Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Advised Novant Health on its acquisition of New Hanover Regional Medical Centre.
  • Represented Olympus Medical Systems in a docket of litigation related to a superbug.
  • Advised Revelstoke Capital Partners on eight healthcare transactions in 2021.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. counts among its clients a range of Fortune 500 companies, including Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. In addition to its traditional transactional base of providers, diagnostic health companies, and laboratories, the team has expanded its work on behalf of healthcare private equity firms and telemedicine providers. Key names include co-heads Susan Berson and section manager Karen Lovitch, who offer respective expertise advising on complex healthcare mergers and regulatory issues relating to diagnostics providers. Lovitch is also experienced in government enforcement actions litigations, acting on a number of False Claims Act cases alongside Hope Foster. All named lawyers are Washington DC-based.

Practice head(s):

Karen Lovitch; Susan Berson

Other key lawyers:

Hope Foster

Key clients

Mass General Brigham

TPG Capital

Sera Prognostics, Inc.

Aledade, Inc.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Beth Israel Lahey Health

U.S. Family Health Plan

Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers

DarioHealth

Radiology Partners, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised TPG Capital in the acquisition of Kindred at Home by Humana, Inc.
  • Represented Sera Prognostics in its $80m initial public offering in July 2021.
  • Advised Centerbridge Partners in its acquisition of Medical Solutions LLC.

Polsinelli PC

A broad, national team with attorneys across the US, Polsinelli PC is known for its strength in acting on behalf of large health systems. The team’s transactional skill is particularly noteworthy, with the team’s Los Angeles office notably representing InTandem Capital Partners in its acquisition of the San Diego Fertility Center.  It also acts in False Claim Act litigations, privacy cases and compliance matters for health tech companies. The team is co-led by five partners out of various offices: Chicago's Matt Murer, Jane Arnold in St Louis, Colleen Faddick in Denver, Dallas's Sherri Alexander and Stuart Pape in Washington DC. Also key is well-regarded DC-based privacy attorney Iliana Peters.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Murer; Jane Arnold; Colleen Faddick; Sherri Alexander; Stuart Pape

Testimonials

‘Highly collaborative group of lawyers who are willing to involve others on the team with a required area of expertise. Lawyers in the health care practice are not “dabblers” or generalists who will use client money to learn a new area of law. Rather, the Polsinelli health care team has people with deep practical experience in traditional and emerging issue areas, coupled with a culture and work style/expectations that help to ensure that the right people are involved.’

‘Iliana Peters — superior practical expertise on HIPAA compliance strategies. Colleen Faddick — unbelievable depth in reimbursement and COVID related issues. Matthew Murer — highly effective on bridging legal and operational challenges in cross-state laboratory licensing in two highly regulated states. Jennifer Evans — superior understanding and ability to apply Medicaid law and operations to client business needs. Ryan Thurber — Highly skilled new shareholder who is able to connect the dots in multiple issue areas including structure, strategy, Medicaid, reimbursement and other highly technical issue areas, while also providing effective project management. Jeffrey Fitzgerald — practical, pragmatic approach to health care fraud and abuse compliance issues and strategies.’

Key clients

InTandem Capital Partners/Fertility (ITC) Services, LLC

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute

Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp

Work highlights

  • Represented InTandem in the acquisition of San Diego Fertility Center.
  • Advised the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute on research contracts for the conduct of phase III COVID-19 vaccine trials.
  • Represented Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp in the combined acquisition of two separate chains of medical centers.

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP‘s national healthcare practice acts on behalf of a number of key health industry stakeholders, including regional health systems, university health programs and national provider giants. The team is notable for its range of specialist expertise, which includes transactional and regulatory expertise in the long term and post-acute care sector, and San Francisco-based Paul Pitts‘ expertise with radiology and imaging providers. Its contentious practitioners cover government investigations and false claims act litigations. Austin-based Jeff Layne and Washington DC-based Frederick Robinson are particularly notable litigators. Other key names include practice head Scot Hasselman and compliance expert Carol Loepere, both based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Scot Hasselman

Testimonials

‘Extremely knowledgable and has an unparalleled level of experience in dealing with almost any issue that arises. Is our first go-to when an issue comes up that we haven’t dealt with previously.’

‘Paul Pitts is measured and calm in difficult situations, and always willing to go the extra mile when it is called for.’

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP‘s health team is able to act on the full range of major legal matters for its client base, which comprises a mix of traditional providers, private equity and health-tech players. In addition to standard transactional work, the team offers strong capital markets expertise, advising on agilon health’s $1.2bn IPO. Beyond that, it offers FDA regulatory advice and healthcare litigation capabilities. The team is co-led by Andrew Bab, Mark Goodman, Maura Monaghan, and Kevin Rinker, all based in New York, and Washington DC-based Paul Rubin.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Bab; Mark Goodman; Maura Monaghan; Kevin Rinker; Paul Rubin

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Chu

Testimonials

‘Very high quality attorneys.’

‘Mark Goodman is outstanding.’

Key clients

Adare Pharmaceuticals

Allergan plc

The Blackstone Group

Centerbridge Partners

Certain former directors and shareholders of Purdue Pharma, Inc.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC

EmblemHealth / Group Health Incorporated, Inc.

Glaxosmithkline

Guggenheim Securities

HealthEdge

Hospital Corporation of America and subsidiaries

JAB Holdings

Johnson & Johnson

J.P. Morgan Securities

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Merck KGaA

Morgan Stanley

Nestle

Novartis

Pfizer, Inc.

TPG Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised a healthcare company on its $1.2bn initial public offering of 53.59 million shares.
  • Advising TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe on the sale of Kindred Healthcare to Lifepoint Health.
  • Advised HCA Healthcare on its acquisition of an 80% stake in Brookdale Health Center Services.

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP brings deep experience in health law matters to its client base of hospitals, physician practices, telemedicine providers and secondary care centers. With offices around the country, the team is able to provide dedicated transactional and contentious advice to large-scale and community-based clients. Philadephia-based Erin Duffy and Boston-based Gregory Brodek co-head the practice. Also noteworthy are Atlanta-based transactional expert Kirk Domescik, Philadelphia-based David Loder and Philadelphia-based Jonathan Swichar, who acts in commercial litigation relating to pharmacies.

Practice head(s):

Gregory Brodek; Erin Duffy

Testimonials

‘They are a very thorough team and know the health care space well. They have a depth experience that is unmatched.’

‘David Loder is the best attorney with whom I have worked.’

‘The team as a whole has a great deal of expertise in many speciality areas. WE have used them extensively for vendor contract development, board governance, policy development and HR issues.’

‘We have done extensive work with multiple attorneys. All were extremely skilled in helping us understand key legal issues to consider and in being available as needed to participate in conversations with our Board of Directors, committees, and vendors.’

Key clients

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Aids Healthcare Foundation

Universal Community Homes

Peter Bonzani

Health Partners Plans

Hospital and Healthsystem Association of PA

UPMC Home Health Care of Central Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Health Department, Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, and 7 other agencies across Pennsylvania

Signature MD

Kensington Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, Lancaster Rehab Hospital, HealthSouth Harmarville, Mercy Catholic Hospital.

Hospital Association of Pennsylvania

Work highlights

  • Advising the AIDS Healthcare Foundation as an amicus curiae participant in Tunney Act challenge to CVS Health/Aetna merger.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

A one-stop-shop for regulatory and transactional issues, Greenberg Traurig LLP offers clients first-hand experience of how to navigate complex regulatory hurdles. The team has notably been acting for the Rural Hospital Coalition in relation to drug pricing matters, with Andrew Tsui‘s Amicus brief currently in front of the Supreme Court. Nancy Taylor and David Peck in Fort Lauderdale co-lead the team, offering respective expertise with ACA-related matters and private equity. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Taylor; David Peck

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Tsui; Chia-Feng-Lu

Testimonials

‘Chia-Feng Lu is a highly dedicated business partner who combines in-depth legal and business acumen. I have greatly valued his insights on various territories in East Asia to help my organization take strategic decisions.’

‘There’s never a hesitancy to ensure the resources are not only capable but their ability to communicate and work with my team is the right fit.’

‘They truly are the top of their field. I know the past experiences they have had and can have complete trust in their ability to help guide me through an issue.’

Key clients

New Mainstream Capital

Inform Diagnostics

Vizient, Inc.

Envision Healthcare

Notal Vision, Inc.

NextEdge Networks, Bow River Capital

BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The Rural Hospital Coalition

Holland & Knight LLP

Holland & Knight LLP is known for its excellent suite of transactional services, connecting strongly with its mergers and acquisitions team. The team has rapidly expanded, bringing in seven partners from a number of firms, most notably New York-based Brian Platton from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., who advises academic medical centers and specialist providers on their transactional needs. The team also offers strong regulatory compliance advice to a number of its clients, such as support on government investigations, audit defense, and data privacy matters. Maria Currier and Jeffrey Mittleman co-lead the team from Miami and Boston respectively, while San Francisco-based John Kern is also recommended for his strong litigation offering.

Practice head(s):

Maria Currier; Jeffrey Mittleman

Other key lawyers:

Brian Platton; John Kern; Mia McKown

Testimonials

‘The attorneys and staff are specialized, and well versed in all areas of healthcare law compliance and litigation. There attorneys are skilled in civil and criminal litigation in the unique area of healthcare regulatory law.’

‘The attorneys display of knowledge of healthcare law is exceptional and reassuring. The attorney and staff provide regular activity updates on the case. Their representation is tailored to the clients individual needs.’

‘Knowledgeable, available, willing to discuss one on one, establish solid working relationship.’

‘Holland & Knight has an extraordinary knowledge of government regulations that impact healthcare providers, and are particularly adept at understanding the nuaunces of regulations that are seemingly unclear to non-lawyers.’

‘Mia McKown of Holland & Knight’s Tallahassee office has an exceptional understanding of how government agency regulations and actions impact healthcare service providers, which allows her to provide valuable insight as to how such regulations and actions will practically impact a provider\’s operations.’

Key clients

Advanced Urology Institute

Advanced Diagnostics Hospitals and Clinics LLC

AdventHealth

AdventHealth Medical Group

Banyan Medical Systems

MCCI Medical Group

RWJ Barnabas Health

Northwell Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Palm Medical Centers

Women’s Healthcare Florida

OB/GYN North Florida

Mount Sinai Health System

Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System

New York Presbyterian Health Systems

MDVIP, Inc.

Global Nephrology Solutions

NYU Fertility Clinic

Palomar Health

Premier Oral Surgery and Implantology Centers

River Oaks Hospital and Clinic

Work highlights

  • Represented Global Nephrology Solutions in connection with its strategic investment from Audax Private Equity.
  • Advising AdventHealth Systems as Florida counsel.
  • Represented Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on its $1bn License Agreement for Myeloma Therapy.

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC provides a full service to healthcare providers, with a key element of this capability its post-acute and long-term care offering, led by ‘star’ Mark Reagan, which is known for advising skilled nursing facilities. Litigation is another key area, with San Francisco-based area co-head Scott Kiepen and co-head Devin Senelick in Los Angeles advising on complex business litigation, False Claims Act, and fraud and abuse cases. Other firm co-heads include regulatory head Katrina Pagonis and new business heads Robert Miller and Karl Schmitz.

Practice head(s):

Katrina Pagonis; Scott Kiepen; Devin Senelick; Robert Miller; Karl Schmitz

Other key lawyers:

Mark Reagan; Lloyd Bookman; Mark Johnson

Testimonials

‘The team I deal with is focused on all things skilled nursing- regulations/reimbursement/quality/lawsuits and all other factors related to skilled nursing’

‘Mark Reagan is the star of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman- for the past 20 years plus he has worked with us. He is extremely knowledgeable and involved in all aspects of skilled nursing. He gets at 10 on my scale.’

‘Mark Johnson is a star- he represents many clients who have huge stakes in California and he works on all aspects of skilled nursing.’

Key clients

California Association of Health Facilities

American Health Care Association

Rockport Healthcare Services

SavaSenior Care

Instacart

Cedars-Sinai

Agendia, Inc

Association for Behavioral Healthcare

Brave Care

Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Work highlights

  • Represented Agendia in securing favourable federal court decision relating to Medicare coverage.
  • Advised tattoo removal firm Removery on its acquisition of Absolute Tattoo Removal.

K&L Gates

Clients note that the team at K&L Gates is an ‘important resource in understanding and navigating the ever-changing healthcare laws and regulations.’ The team’s regulatory strength is particularly notable, advising on fraud and abuse matters, as well as data-sharing agreements and Covid-19 matters. Mary Beth Johnston and Richard Church co-lead the team from North Carolina, advising on regulatory and transactional matters respectively. It has also expanded its reach, opening a new Nashville office featuring leading partner Ken Marlowe. Dallas-based Joshua Skora is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mary Beth Johnston; Richard Church

Other key lawyers:

Joshua Skora; Ken Marlowe; Rebecca Shcaefer; Gina Bertoloni; Andrew Lloyd

Testimonials

‘My interactions have primarily been with Ken Marlow, and Rebecca Schaefer and Gina Bertolini. For in-house practitioners, it’s important to note that both teams are amenable to the in-house advisors stepping in and out of the first chair role as they juggle other duties. There is also a keen understanding by the Nashville team of the need to balance risk against business goals.’

‘Ken Marlow offers tremendous industry breadth and depth of experience and insight, accessibility and willingness to become a valued advisor without every conversation translating into an invoice.’

‘Rebecca Schaefer and Gina Bertolini – prior experience with AMCs and their constituent parts and challenges.’

‘As a whole, the firm has been an important resource in understanding and navigating the ever-changing healthcare laws and regulations. Their bench depth and breadth offers resources that are crucial when making critical business decisions.’

‘Josh Skora is my primary contact at KLG. He brings significant expertise to the job and is mindful of his clients business dynamics. As such, he proves to be a good business partner we can trust. To summarize his qualities: knowledge, expertise, lack of ego, focused on win-win vs zero-sum strategies, highly collaborative, always willing to help, and continuously learning. We trusted Josh to be a key element of the team to sell our business and he did not disappoint. Unlike many firms that treat such deals as a simple business transaction, Josh understood that this was the culmination of a lifetime of effort and he worked with us to maximize the outcome.

‘Andrew Lloyd is a good example of the resources within KLG that Josh would bring to the table when needed. Andrew was key in working through the agreement details for the sale of our business. His attention to such details is combined with an excellent ability to summarize the details in terms that are understandable by the lay person. I hope to leverage Andrew’s expertise for our next deal.’

‘The attorneys I work with at K&L Gates operate at a high level of integrity when it comes to client care. They are cognizant of our budget constraints as a nonprofit client and are always open and accommodating to feedback regarding fees and time spent.’

‘Not all healthcare lawyers are as familiar with hospice and serious illness care, so it is beneficial to work with experts who understand the unique facets of our service lines. Richard Church has such a wealth of knowledge of the healthcare community and how other types of law intersect with healthcare law, which often decreases the time and number of individuals involved.’

Key clients

McKay Consulting/ Capital DSH

Strategic Reimbursement/ Part C Days

Parkview Health

Rush University System

Coda Consulting

Community Surgical Supply

Ashli Healthcare, Inc

The Lummi Nation

Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc.

Vidant Health

Hospice of the Carolina Foothills

Shields Health Solutions

VieMed, Inc.

Atrium Health, Cape Fear Valley Health, and Vidant Health

The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and JHCSC, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Parkview Health on both regulatory and transactional matters.
  • Representing Ashlii Healthcare in its distribution of Ventec ventilators to the state of California.
  • Advised Vidant Health on its clinical integration with the ECU Brody School of Medicine.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP represents a broad spectrum of health industry clients, including health systems, hospitals, pharmacies, and private equity groups. It is best known for its compliance and litigation capacity, with a notable highlight being Houston-based Scott McBride‘s victory in a HIPAA data breach case on behalf of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Washington DC-based Howard Young and Los Angeles-based Brian Jazaeri co-lead the healthcare team. Also key are Houston-based childrens’ hospitals expert Susan Feigin Harris and DC-based Stark Law expert Albert Shay.

Practice head(s):

Howard Young; Brian Jazaeri

Key clients

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Centennial Hospice

Gastro Care Partners

Ready Responders

The Vistria Group

Agape Care Hospice

Clinical PsychAssociates LLP

Indigenous Pact, Inc.

DaVita, Inc.

Rite Aid

Work highlights

  • Represented The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the appeal of a HIPAA Data Breach.
  • Advised Rite Aid on the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Bartell Drugs.
  • Represented The Vistria Group and its subsidiaries as healthcare regulatory counsel in multiple transactions in the hospice and home health space.

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP offers both an excellent understanding of the regulatory framework healthcare providers must work within, as well as the commercial market they exist in. In addition to its strength in advising traditional providers on transactions, it also has a team oriented towards behavioural health providers, led by Long Island-based practice head Peter Egan. It is equally skilled in acting on behalf of private equity firms and working with digital health providers. Also recommended are Los Angeles-based Jill Gordon and Alex Busto and Chicago-based Thomas Fahey.

Practice head(s):

Peter Egan

Testimonials

‘Jill Gordon and Alex Busto are great partners to us. They have a deep understanding of healthcare transactions and the regulatory landscape in California.’

‘Rebecca Simone is a Partner in the Healthcare practice. She is consistently available, thoughtful and adept at handling issues as they arise.’

Key clients

AMITA Health

Trinity Health

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Providence St. Joseph Health

Affinity Dental Management

University of California Board of Regents

Cook County Health and Hospitals System

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

Sentinel Capital Partners

LIFEPlan CCO NY, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised RIP Medical Debt on tax-exemption, contract negotiation, corporate governance, and health information privacy matters.
  • Advising a large not-for-profit healthcare system in its ongoing affiliation discussions with a regional health care system.
  • Representing a digital health company with a major pharmaceutical manufacturer to purchase and conduct rapid tests for COVID-19.

Norton Rose Fulbright

With a national range of offices and a particular focus in the Southwest, Norton Rose Fulbright is known for its transactional work featuring academic medical centers. Key work in this area includes practice head Debbi Johnstone in Houston and St Louis-based Stacey Murphy‘s respective work on Texas Childrens’ Hospitals OB/GYN acquisitions and Oklahoma University Medicine’s integration of OU Physicians. Other areas of expertise include antitrust counselling, fraud and abuse litigation and data privacy advice. Andrew Roth in New York leads a practice focused on graduate medical educators.

Practice head(s):

Debbi Johnstone; Stacey Murphy

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Roth

Key clients

Texas Children’s Hospital

Ector County Hospital

H-E-B

United Surgical Partners International

Baylor College of Medicine

OU Medicine

CHRISTUS Health

Memorial Hermann Health System

United Surgical Partners International

Baylor Scott & White Health

Methodist Health System

Texas Health Resources

Universal Health Services

Fairview Health System

State University of New York Health Sciences University/College of Medicine

Work highlights

  • Advised H-E-B on setting up its own employee healthcare ecosystem consisting of two primary care homes.
  • Advised OU Medicine in connection with the integration of the OU Physicians plan into the OU Medicine system.
  • Represented CHRISTUS Health in lawsuits alleging conspiracy among hospitals to depress nurse compensation.

Proskauer Rose LLP

The New York-based healthcare team at Proskauer Rose LLP advises its clients on major transactions and corporate governance work. It counts among its clients both primary and secondary care providers, with Lauren Boglivi most notably advising Ethos Veterinary Health on its roll-up acquisition by National Veterinary Association. The team also advises on capital markets matters. Private equity clients are a key driver of work, with practice head David Manko offering particular experience in this segment. The experienced Edward Kornreich is also noted for his work with integrated health systems.

Practice head(s):

David Manko

Other key lawyers:

Lauren Boglivi; Edward Kornreich

Key clients

Grifols

Hospital for Special Surgery

Leisure Acquisition Corp.

Ascend Capital Partners Manager, LP

Ethos Veterinary Health

UnitedHealth Group

Agilon Health

Catholic Health Services

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Harren Equity Partners

LiveOnNY, Inc.

Westmed Medical Group

Delmont Medical Care

Chinatown True Care

Covenant Physician Partners

Spectrum Vision Partners

Ascension Health

Church & Dwight

Work highlights

  • Representing UnitedHealth Group in connection with the formation of a 50-State virtual medical practice.
  • Representing Harren Equity Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of Health Connect America to Palladium Equity Partners V, L.P.
  • Representing Ascension Health in defense of its data analytic joint venture with Google.

Winston & Strawn LLP

The ‘well-coordinated, high quality’ healthcare team at Winston & Strawn LLP offers expertise on transactions and compliance to its clientele. Litigation is another key strength of the group, with Chicago-based practice co-head David Dahlquist representing Northshore Health facility in a challenge to its Covid-19 vaccine mandate, and also offering antitrust expertise. Also key are Washington DC-based co-heads Reed Stephens and Amandeep Sidhu, who are known for their False Claims act and FDA regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

David Dahlquist; Reed Stephens

Other key lawyers:

Amandeep Sidhu; Guy Collier

Testimonials

‘Very strong team. Well-coordinated, high quality. Diversity throughout. High integrity.’

‘Guy Collier is amazing.’

‘Winston & Strawn was a wonderful partner and guide during a challenging process. The team worked well together, with each individual contributing distinct and valuable expertise. Everyone was cooperative and respectful of the work our team members were balancing, in addition to tasks related to the matter.’

‘The partners were extremely communicative and proactive in preparing us throughout the process. Everyone, from the partners to the associates, quickly ramped up and became well-versed in the nuances of our organization. We felt respected, considered, and confident that the team was fully dedicated to the matter.’

Key clients

Ascension Health

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Delta Dental Insurance Company

Englewood Healthcare Foundation

GraniteOne Health

Howard University

NorthShore University Health System

PJC Investments

Ready Responders, Inc.

RLH Equity Partners

RWJBarnabas Health

St. Luke’s Hospital

The Vistria Group

Universal Health Services, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Englewood Healthcare Foundation in a hearing seeking to block the $500m proposed merger between Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood.
  • Representing Universal Health Services, Inc. in a unique public-private partnership with the District of Columbia to create a new academically affiliated community hospital.
  • Representing GraniteOne Health in its merger with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

ArentFox Schiff

In addition to a top-flight fraud and abuse offering, Arent Fox LLP stands out for its diverse range of specialist knowledge. The ‘thoughtful and strategic’ team provides notable expertise in the peer review process, led by California-based Lowell Brown and Debra Albin-Riley, alongside the long-term care sector and the renal dialysis sector. It is also experienced with drug pricing matters, with Washington DC-based Stephanie Trunk known for her work in this area. Practice head Douglas Grimm and Jacques Smith, both DC-based, are key on False Claims Act cases.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Grimm

Testimonials

‘Very thoughtful and strategic in their analysis and advice. They are a go-to group of lawyers on select issues of importance to us.’

‘Thoughtfulness, attention to detail and strategic bent to advice. Lowell Brown, Debra Albin-Riley and Diane Roldan are tremendous resources for us.’

Key clients

Providence St. Joseph Health System

An Integrated Health System and Academic Medical Center

Fundamental Long Term Care

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Maxim Healthcare Services

California Hospital Association

Advanz Pharmaceuticals

HealthAlign, Inc.

Cardinal Health

Work highlights

  • Represented Providence St. Joseph Health a client before the Supreme Court of California in an important matter involving anti-SLAPP motions.
  • Advising Maxim Healthcare Services on regulatory and operational issues.
  • Representing Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in two separate qui tam matters.

Arnold & Porter

Known for its excellent regulatory team, Arnold & Porter advises its provider clientele on government investigations, corporate compliance, and legislative changes. In connection with its life sciences practice, the group offers strong IP and data privacy services, most notably advising diagnostic firm Labcorp on its full suite of regulatory matters. Daniel Kracov and Allison Shuren co-lead the team. All named lawyers are Washington DC-based.

Practice head(s):

Allison Shuren; Dan Kracov

Key clients

Laboratory Corporation of America

Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb

Alliance Family of Companies (AFC) d/b/a Stratus Neuro

Children’s Health & CHKD

Keith Myers, Chief Executive Officer of MorseLife Health

Metrodora Institute

Centene Corp DaVita Inc.

Zimmer Biomet

Pfizer

American Institute of Toxicology, also known as AIT Laboratories

University of Vermont Health Network Inc.

Mylan Inc.

Johns Hopkins University

UCB, Inc.

The Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

Work highlights

  • Advising Labcorp in connection with several significant telehealth, diagnostics, and digital health-related M&A deals.
  • Representing Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi in state and federal governmental investigations and litigation related to the promotion of Plavix.
  • Represented Alliance Family of Companies in a series of sizeable criminal and civil anti-kickback investigations.

Goodwin

Goodwin‘s service providers team acts alongside its well-regarded life sciences team to offer excellent transactional services to health providers and systems. That connection leaves the team ‘uniquely suited’ to offer services to health tech providers. It can also provide dedicated health regulatory support, with a particular emphasis on womens’ healthcare providers. The team is co-led by Chris Wilson and David Cappillo in Boston and James Gatta in New York. Also New York-based, Delphine Park O’Rourke is known for her women’s health provider expertise. 

Practice head(s):

Chris Wilson; David Cappillo; James Gatta

Other key lawyers:

Delphine O’Rourke

Testimonials

‘Goodwin Procter has provided us with an exceptional experience since we began to use their services. When we consult with the firm, we know we are dealing with experts. I never have difficulty getting in touch with the partners, specifically Dave Cappillo. Simply put, this firm is the best.’

‘Dave Cappillo is one of the best lawyers that I have worked with. As a partner in the firm’s tech group and co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare practice, Dave is uniquely suited to help our company as we grow in the health tech space. Dave provides wise counsel from which our whole company has deeply benefited. I am very grateful for all that he has done for us.’

Key clients

San Diego Fertility

NURX Inc.

Moderna, Inc.

Her. MD

Firefly Health

LuminDx

Siren Health

RxRevu

Pinnacle Fertility

Discovery Behavioral Health

Work highlights

  • Advised Retina Consultants on the formation of Retina Consultants of America and five subsequent acquisitions.
  • Advised WHOOP in a commercial partnership agreement with G42 Healthcare.
  • Advised Valo Health in its definitive merger agreement with SPAC Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co.

Husch Blackwell LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP offers strong legal services to providers out of its office bases in Boston, Austin and the Midwest. Transactions are where the team’s strength lies, advising on large scale national transactions such as Talkspace’s SPAC listing, and smaller transactions focused on care centers. It has also aggressively expanded this year, bringing in seven partners from Summit Health Law Partners. Curt Chase leads the team from Kansas City, with strengths in physician integrations. Austin-based Hal Katz and Ellee Cochran are also recommended for transactional and regulatory matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Curt Chase

Other key lawyers:

Hal Katz; Ellee Cochran

Testimonials

‘They are easy to work with and get the job done. They are always on time and provide helpful direction. The collaboration was exactly what we needed.’

‘I have valued their honesty and attention to detail without going over the top. They provide value and don’t just milk the clock. Curt Chase specifically is a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

UpHealth Holdings, Inc.

Kansas City Orthopedic Association

Edward Elmhurst Health System

Talkspace, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Talksapce on the corporate and regulatory aspects of its $1.4bn spac offering.

Katten

Katten‘s healthcare team is known for its litigation expertise, representing clients in major fraud and abuse cases in the New York and Texas markets. The group also provides outside regulatory counsel to major academic medical groups and health systems and advises municipalities on healthcare matters. Lisa Atlas Genecov leads the team from Dallas and is known for advising on complex transactional matters. Also notable are Chicago-based radiology expert Kenneth Davis and New York-based litigator Joseph Willey .

Practice head(s):

Lisa Atlas Genecov

Other key lawyers:

Kenneth Davis; Joseph Willey 

Key clients

AdventHealth

Capital Digestive Care

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

City of New York

E3 Health Solutions d/b/a eTrue North

Gastro One

George Mark Jenkins, M.D.

Greater New York Hospital Association

HCA, Inc.

Laredo Premier Healthcare PLLC

Montefiore Medical Center

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Northwell Health

Novant Health

Parker University

PPG Health, PA

Sunrise Assisted Living

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

The Hospital & Health System of Pennsylvania

The Regents of the University of California

The Urology Group

Work highlights

  • Representing a pharmacy owner in a health care fraud enforcement actions in US history focused on a network of Houston, Texas speciality pharmacies.
  • Advised various health care systems and a municipality throughout the course of the pandemic on novel diagnostic and treatment paradigms.
  • Representing a healthcare network in its negotiation and contracting with the United States Health and Human Services Department for over 350 COVID-19 testing sites.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Known for its work on behalf of clients based in the Southeast, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP provides a full service to healthcare providers. In transactions the team provides a full slate of M&A, joint venture and financing advice to health systems. It is particularly known for its work on affiliation transactions. Regulatory compliance is another focus for the team. Myrtle Beach-based Thomas Moran leads the team, which saw the departure of Fort Lauderdale-based litigator Lester Perling in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Moran

Key clients

Randolph Health

Mednax

Tidelands Health

Cano Health LLC

Polk Medical Center

Beacon Health Options

Work highlights

  • Represented Tidelands Health in its affiliation with South Carolina urgent care network Doctors Care.
  • Represented Cano Health in its $600m acquisition of a group of affiliated companies.
  • Advising Randoph Health in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including the sale of assets.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is able to provide dedicated healthcare support to its broad range of clients, offering transactional and regulatory support. Though primarily Nashville-based, its offices in Birmingham, Austin and Memphis allow it to cover services across the South. It also offers compliance support, with key names being Nashville-based co-head Patsy Powers and Memphis-based Denise Burke. Co-head Brent Hill acts on transactions for specialized physicians out of Nashville, and Birmingham-based Colin Luke acts on anti-kickback matters.

Practice head(s):

Brent Hill; Patsy Powers

Other key lawyers:

Denise Burke; Colin Luke

Key clients

HCA Healthcare

LifePoint Health

Surgery Partners, Inc.

Axia Women’s Health

Covenant Physician Partners

Gastro Health, LLC

United Surgery Partners International

SightGrowth Partners

USA Health Care Authority

CleanSlate Centers, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising regulatory advice for Gastro Health, LLC relating to M&A and general operations.
  • Advised Axia Women’s Health on a variety of matters including practice acquisitions as well as day-to-day healthcare regulatory matters.
  • Represented HCA Healthcare as healthcare regulatory counsel and tax counsel in two significant post-acute care transactions.

Williams & Connolly LLP

Litigation makes up the core of Williams & Connolly LLP‘s healthcare practice, with demonstrated experience in government investigations, appeals cases and class action suits. Its opioid crisis-related work has continued, with practice co-head head Enu Mainigi advising Cardinal Health on cases in New York, West Virginia and Washington. Its bench also features numerous experts on False Claims Act and Stark Law cases, most notably co-head Jennifer Wicht. All named lawyers are Washington DC-based.

Practice head(s):

Enu Mainigi; Jennifer Wicht

Other key lawyers:

Holly Conley; Grant Geyerman

Key clients

Cardinal Health

CVS Health

Omnicare

CVS Caremark

CVS/Aetna

Medtronic plc

CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

Doctor’s Hospital

Work highlights

  • Representing Cardinal Health in government investigations and civil litigation relating to opioids.
  • Represented CVS in class action litigation related to the company’s generic discount drug program.
  • Represented Aetna in a lawsuit brought by the California Medical Association seeking to enjoin Aetna’s surprise out-of-network costs policy.