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Eric Klein is Team Leader of the 100 attorney national healthcare practice, and is a partner in the Century City office, of Sheppard Mullin, a full service AmLaw Global 100 law firm with offices throughout California, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., London, Brussels, Beijing, Seoul and Shanghai. With over thirty years of practical legal and business experience, his practice focuses on the healthcare, technology and related industries. Known in the business community for his creative solutions and deal-making ability, Eric uses deep industry knowledge, entrepreneurial solutions, sophisticated negotiation skills and effective legal process to meet the complex business and legal needs of both established and emerging companies.


Eric is one of the most active physician group and hospital M&A lawyers, having advised on more than 60% of all major managed care physician group transactions in the Western U.S. in the past 5 years. Eric represents physician groups, hospitals, health plans, ancillary service providers and private equity and strategic investors. He works with publicly traded and privately held companies across the country and advises both for-profit and non-profit clients on mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, operational and contracting matters, strategic planning, HMO licensing and compliance, regulatory matters and information technology transactions. In the hospital sector, Eric has led 48 hospital purchase/sale and joint venture projects in the last 10 years and has worked on hospital networks, conversion of non-profit hospitals into for-profit hospitals, credit facilities for hospitals, establishment and acquisition of outpatient treatment centers, outsourcing of hospital departments and hospital syndications. He also has assisted with payor contracting and disputes, governmental investigations and licensing, and hospital-physician contracts and joint ventures. He also recently assisted with several revenue cycle management projects.


Director, Association for Corporate Growth Los Angeles; Member, American Health Lawyers Association; Member, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1985; A.B., Princeton University, 1981, magna cum laude

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: health insurers

Within: Healthcare: health insurers

With particular expertise in health management, risk-based arrangements and reimbursement systems, the 'professional, responsive and helpful' healthcare practice at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has a nationwide industry presence with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas and Washington DC. Its portfolio of services covers corporate and financing transactions, regulatory and compliance disputes, licensing and governance issues, as well as access to ancillary practices such as tax, IT, employment and real estate law. Century City partners Eric Klein and Lynsey Mitchel assisted Mutual of Omaha with the investment and contractual aspects of its entry into the Medicare Advantage business. Another highlight for Klein was client Premera Blue Cross' acquisition of approximately 22,000 Medicare Advantage members from Soundpath. San Francisco-based corporate lawyer Eric Newsom and federal healthcare specialist Christine Clements in Washington DC joined from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP respectively in spring 2018.

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Healthcare: service providers

Within: Healthcare: service providers

Clients recommend Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP's 'industry knowledge, practical advice, constant availability and professionalism'. The team advises on matters such as healthcare joint ventures, licensing, value-based reimbursement arrangements, corporate governance and healthcare program structuring, reform implementation, as well as fraud and abuse, antitrust and cybersecurity litigation. 'Outstanding' New York partner Jay Gerzog continues to assist Kaleido Health Solutions with the structuring and implementation of a national telemedicine services platform, while 'high-level negotiator' Eric Klein represented R1 RCM in the drafting of a long-term outsourcing agreement with Intermountain Healthcare for the procurement of technological patient care tracking and documentation services. 'Dedicated and confident medical transactions expert' Jeralin Cardoso is another name to note in California, having represented First Colonies Anesthesia Associates in its partnership with US Anethesia Partners.

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