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Jay Harris

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King & Spalding LLP


Jay Harris is head of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on transactions in the healthcare industry and on the formation of new entities and structures for the delivery of healthcare services. He has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems, home health and hospice agencies, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, physician practices, dialysis and diagnostic imaging providers, dental services companies and pharmacies. His practice also includes general corporate work, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, venture capital financings, leveraged buyout transactions and regulatory advice with respect to insurance and investment adviser matters. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions of industrial service, manufacturing and distribution companies.


J.D., Vanderbilt University M.B.A., Vanderbilt University B.A., magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University.

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

The healthcare department at King & Spalding LLP has experience in Medicare reimbursement appeals and other fraud enforcement actions, managed care litigation, compliance, corporate and contract law, as well as M&A and healthcare IT. Mark Polston in Washington DC acted for Prime Healthcare in its breach-of-contract claim against Humana over alleged underpayment for inpatient hospital services. Polston teamed up with Daniel Hettich and Chris Kenny to advise several health systems and hospitals on regulatory changes in Medicare funding for uncompensated care provided to low-income and uninsured individuals. In Atlanta, Glenn Reed, Tom Hawk and Jay Harris have advised Piedmont Healthcare on several acquisitions, including the purchase of Columbus Regional Health System. San Francisco-based partner Stephen Goff represented California Public Employees Retirement System in negotiations with health plans regarding health premium rates and contract terms for state employees and retirees, while Torrey McClary in Los Angeles assisted University of Colorado Health during its acquisition of Pikes Peak Regional Hospital.

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