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Katherine Lauer is a partner in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, and is a global Co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. Ms. Lauer focuses her practice on healthcare litigation, with emphasis on healthcare fraud defense. She has defended some of the country’s largest and most high-profile civil and criminal government healthcare fraud investigations and qui tam cases, representing such clients as HCA, Tenet Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West and University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland.



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United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers

The healthcare practice at Latham & Watkins LLP advises on all aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as providing regulatory advice and representation in government investigations and whistleblower actions, fraud and abuse claims and other types of litigation. A major highlight for the Los Angeles practice was Daniel Settelmayer‘s work for DaVita on the $4.9bn sale of DaVita Medical Group to UnitedHealth affiliate Optum, while in Washington DC, Stuart S. Kurlander assisted Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on the regulatory aspects of three separate service provider acquisitions, each in the billion-dollar value range. On the contentious side, San Diego-based Katherine Lauer advised Tenet Healthcare Corporation on a False Claims Act qui tam action concerning an alleged referral of Part B ambulance services to providers at below-cost rates. In 2017, the healthcare white-collar practice was boosted by the arrival of former Paul Hastings LLP counsel Terra Reynolds, who joined as a partner and local co-chair of the litigation and trial department in Chicago.