Timothy McCrystal > Ropes & Gray LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile
Ropes & Gray LLP Offices
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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.
‘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.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds
- Dispute resolution > E-discovery
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies
- Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers
- Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
- Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings
- Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings
- Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
- Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences
- Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense
- Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)
- Intellectual property > Patents: licensing
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts
- Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious
- Antitrust > Cartel
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)
- Real estate > Real estate
- Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense
- Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
- Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling
- Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech
- Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)
- Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
- Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions
- Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense
- Antitrust > Merger control
- Tax > US taxes: contentious
- Finance > Financial services regulation
- Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)
- Finance > Commercial lending
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense