As one the of the largest healthcare firms in the U.S., Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has a depth of healthcare expertise that ranges from operational and regulatory compliance to government investigations, litigation, and complex corporate transactions. Our firm has participated in the evolution of the healthcare industry in Nashville, the capital of entrepreneurial healthcare. We represent more than 35 publicly traded healthcare companies and more than 200 healthcare-related businesses including hospitals and health systems, large physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis companies, clinical labs, hospice, home health, senior housing, pharmaceutical, specialty pharmacy, biotech, medical device and technology companies. We offer advice that is both appropriately conservative and practical when working with our healthcare clients to effectively manage their needs, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fraud and abuse, internal and government investigations, reimbursement, managed care contracting, licensing and certification, certificate of need and health planning, corporate compliance programs, antitrust, tax, HIPAA privacy and security compliance and legislative matters. Our firm represents healthcare providers in civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, state attorney generals, and other regulators. Our deep bench of expertise, historical industry perspective and national presence make our firm the stronger choice in today’s dramatically changing and increasingly complex healthcare environment. To learn more, visit www.bassberry.com
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London and Brussels. We pride ourselves on providing excellent legal service and value across a broad range of legal specialties, built on teamwork and responsiveness. With over 500 attorneys and professionals, we represent major businesses – both public and private – in complex high-stakes litigation, enforcement, regulatory and administrative, and transactional matters, and government and internal investigations. Many of our attorneys are included in publications recognizing excellence in the law such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a national, full-service, business and litigation law firm representing clients located in the United States and around the world. The Health Care practice provides its clients with comprehensive regulatory and transactional services, along with real estate, labor/employment, benefits, litigation, financing (including tax-exempt financing), bankruptcy and tax work. Most health care clients also face intense challenges in electronic health records and information management. Our health information technology (HIT) and HIPAA team is deeply involved in helping our clients take advantage of emerging technical opportunities and cope with the related obligations.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a full-service national law firm comprised of more than 600 lawyers across 12 offices and 14 practice groups. Drinker Biddle maintains one of the oldest and largest health care practice groups in the United States. We provide deep, expansive and interdisciplinary expertise with respect to the complex and evolving legal, regulatory and business issues facing health care systems, academic medical centers, physician groups, medical colleges and faculty plans, as well as many other related organizations. We are lawyers and counselors to the health care industry, not just lawyers with health care clients. We have pursued this mission for almost 90 years, and we continually strive to understand the workings and culture of health care providers; to many of our clients, we are valued as business advisers as well as lawyers.
Epstein Becker Green, a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences, has served as a thought leader in the health care industry for more than 40 years. Our attorneys guide clients through complex litigation, corporate transactions, government investigations, FDA and regulatory compliance, privacy and security law, and more. We are a leader in providing strategic and other advice relating to health reform, including formation of accountable care organizations and joint ventures between providers and payors and issues pertaining to exchanges, new provider/payer payment arrangements, population health management programs, and the establishment of programs to participate in government demonstration programs. We also have an office adjacent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Baltimore, MD, spotlighting our representation of clients regarding the complex Medicare, Medicaid, and related public health programs.
Carnahan Group, Inc. is a healthcare technology firm that uses game-changing technology and disruptive data analytics to drive compliance and cost reductions for some of the world’s largest healthcare organizations. Since 2002, Carnahan Group has served the healthcare industry by providing fair market valuations on physician compensation and businesses, as well as conducting Community Needs Assessments and Community Health Needs Assessments. Carnahan Group’s first web-based compliance solution is a physician compensation fair market valuation platform, known as FMVMD™, that came to fruition by working closely with clients and discussing their pain points regarding the need for a faster, more efficient, and cost-effective valuation process. FMVMD™ utilizes risk continuum modeling to reduce the turnaround times and costs of compliance, because we believe waiting weeks or months to get a fair market valuation completed by a consultant is costly and entirely unnecessary. FMVMD™ instantly analyzes clinical, medical director, on-call, and academic compensation based on historical factors, productivity, proposed hours, and total compensation while ensuring maximum compliance and protecting against physician compensation stacking issues. To learn more, visit www.carnahangroup.com, or www.fmvmd.com.
Juniper Advisory is a specialized, independent investment banking firm focused exclusively on providing community hospitals and health systems with advice related to partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures, and a range of M&A strategies. Juniper is the only experienced investment banking group whose resources are devoted entirely to this business and industry. Over the last 25 years, the Juniper team has advised over 200 of the nation’s leading hospital companies on strategic alternatives involving business combinations, including some of the most complex and innovative transactions in the industry. For more information, visit www.juniperadvisory.com.
Hogan Lovells is one of the world's leading law firms with a preeminent reputation in fielding teams of lawyers that can address the broadest range of difficult litigation, transaction and regulatory issues. Named by Chambers and Law360 as the ‘Health Group of the Year’ in 2016, health care is a particular focus of the firm, with a practice that has been a national leader for over 30 years, representing virtually all sectors of the health care industry. Our health and life sciences practices includes more than 250 lawyers in the U.S. and more than 500 globally. Our lawyers have served as top governmental officials in health regulatory and policy agencies, as well as in industry and private advisory capacities. We have an extensive practice dedicated to health care and hospital issues such as mergers, combinations, and joint ventures; purchases and sales of hospitals and freestanding diagnostic and treatment centers; antitrust, corporate structure and board governance issues; physician contracting; financing issues; Medicare and Medicaid; commercial insurance reimbursement; compliance with fraud and abuse laws; international ventures; tax issues; participation in public “safety net” health systems; privacy of medical information; and sponsored research, clinical trials, and research compliance. We are particularly called on to represent hospitals on innovative, cutting-edge transactions and initiatives.
Katten offers one of the largest health care practices in the nation—both in terms of the number of practitioners and the scope of representation. The integrated nature of our practice allows us to provide timely, practical and strategic advice in virtually all areas of law affecting the health care industry. We counsel health care clients on everything from medico-legal and ethical concerns to complex corporate and finance issues. Our experience encompasses transactions of all types, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse counseling, tax exemption issues, antitrust, financings for taxable and tax-exempt entities, reimbursement, and a variety of other issues specific to the health care industry. We have represented our health care clients in hundreds of transactions, and as a result can provide guidance on the numerous ownership, governance, reimbursement, financing, tax exemption, management, operational regulatory, contractual, medical staff, charitable trust and antitrust issues inherent in these transactions. Katten attorneys help clients structure their affiliations, business transactions, marketing practices and compensation arrangements to meet state and federal regulatory requirements and achieve sustainable, beneficial results. Katten’s Health Care team guides clients through the highly complex and constantly evolving array of federal, state and local laws and regulations. We provide comprehensive, insightful and cost-effective advice on regulatory compliance and enforcement issues—from compliance plan development to the defense of False Claims Act allegations. We combine deep knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with broader experience in insurance regulation, technology law, employee benefits, litigation and liability management to deliver tailor-made, cost-effective solutions to health information privacy and security issues. As health care has evolved into one of the largest and most intensely regulated industries, Katten’s Health Care practice has grown in tandem to address all of the business and legal challenges confronting our clients that operate in this space. Our attorneys bring a broad base of experience and a deep understanding of the business and practice of health care to providing health care-related legal services—whether a client needs to develop a business model that clears regulatory hurdles, respond to a government investigation or negotiate a complicated transaction.
Founded in 1933, Mintz Levin is a law firm of over 500 dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries in a wide range of legal services and resources. Attorneys in Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice, many of whom have held government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, and technology sectors. We have more than 700 lawyers, located across the globe, including in the world's major political, financial and technology centers, such as New York, London, Washington D.C., Beijing, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, and Silicon Valley. BTI Consulting named Pillsbury “One of the 25 Most Recommended Law Firms Among GCs” and consistently ranks us among the top 5 percent of the 650 law firms serving large clients for providing premium value. Pillsbury clients operate in today’s most dynamic industries. To serve them better, we structure our practices to address the full spectrum of business and legal issues they face. We make a significant and sustained investment in monitoring the industries in which they compete. We not only attend the same industry events, but are presenters and speakers. As a result, we commence every client matter already well informed of the industry trends that influence strategy and planning.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices. Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.
Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with approximately 1,100 lawyers serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.
With one of the leading national health care practices in the United States, Ropes & Gray’s lawyers help clients navigate a broad range of complex business and regulatory needs. Our lawyers are equally experienced in transactional, regulatory and litigation work, and represent some of the world’s most prominent health care organizations. Few firms have the scope and reach of our national health care practice, and even fewer boast the number of talented lawyers – more than 60 – who focus on the health industry at Ropes & Gray.
With more than 225 attorneys in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Austin, Tex., Waller assists clients in complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Waller represents many of the largest publicly traded and privately owned healthcare companies, tax-exempt hospitals and systems, and publicly owned hospitals and health systems in the United States. Drawing upon our firm-wide experience, teamwork and client-first approach, our deep roster of healthcare attorneys provides counsel regarding regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, government investigations, real estate transactions, commercial finance and securities, commercial litigation, labor and employment, employee benefits and more. For more information, please visit www.wallerlaw.com.