Timothy McCrystal > Ropes & Gray LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
BOSTON, MA 02199
United States
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Tim McCrystal is the co-chair of the health care practice group. Tim has over thirty years of experience advising health care providers, companies and investors on cutting-edge regulatory matters and transactions. Most recently, Tim has been counseling clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing critical guidance around issues related to operational preparedness and business continuity planning, among others.

In addition, Tim has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating health care affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, hospital-physician relationships, medical practice acquisitions, formation and reorganization of multi-institutional health care systems, and a variety of contractual arrangements and general business transactions. 

Clients from all sectors of the health care industry also turn to Tim for counseling on a wide range of compliance matters, including the development and fine-tuning of their compliance programs. Tim has counseled clients at every stage of their compliance program lifecycle: initial development and implementation, routine assessment and audit, and periodic evaluation and revision.

Tim is also a recognized expert in the field of privacy and cybersecurity. He regularly advises clients on the full array of data privacy, protection and security matters relating to the HIPAA privacy and security rules. Tim has represented clients in highly publicized settlements with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights stemming from alleged data breaches relating to the loss or theft of protected health information.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers

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.