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 18 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 deep bench of expertise, historical industry perspective and lower cost platform make our firm the stronger choice in today’s dramatically changing and increasingly complex healthcare environment.
Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s leading law firms, has a preeminent reputation in fielding teams of lawyers that can address the broadest range of difficult litigation, transaction and regulatory issues. Health care has been 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 include over 100 attorneys in the U.S. Our lawyers have extensive experience 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 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.
Ogletree Deakins is among the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 800 lawyers located in 51 offices across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. The firm’s lawyers serve on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and in leadership positions in the AHLA’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. In fact, we have more members in that Practice Group than any other firm. Our healthcare industry lawyers represent well over a thousand healthcare clients, including nonprofit and for-profit hospitals and health systems, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, and physician organizations. We have expertise in areas ranging from immigration issues particular to the healthcare industry to physician employment agreements, including restrictive covenants, to the myriad issues arising from the intersection between employed physicians and medical staff privileges, as well as all other aspects of labor and employment law. We have represented several prominent healthcare systems in complex labor relations matters, including union avoidance and collective bargaining. The firm has received wide recognition for legal excellence, being named a 2016 ACC Value Champion, a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” for a sixth consecutive year, and listed in the 2016 BTI Power Rankings report as one of the BTI Clientopia 24—an exclusive group of 24 law firms that clients recognize for superior client relationships.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. The Polsinelli Health Care practice represents one of the largest concentrations of health care attorneys and professionals in the nation. From the strength of its national platform, the firm advises clients on the full range of hospital-physician lifecycle and business issues confronting health care providers across the United States.
Recognized as a leader in health care law, Polsinelli is ranked as "Law Firm of the Year" in Health Care by U.S. News & World Report(November 2014), no. 1 by Modern Healthcare (June 2015) and nationally ranked by Chambers USA (May 2015). Polsinelli’s attorneys work as a fully integrated practice to seamlessly partner with clients on the full gamut of issues. The firm’s diverse mix of attorneys enables our team to provide counsel that aligns legal strategies with our clients’ unique business objectives.
One of the fastest-growing health care practices in the nation, Polsinelli has established a team that includes former in-house counsel of national health care institutions, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), and former Assistant U.S. Attorneys with direct experience in health care fraud investigations. Our group also includes current and former leaders in organizations such as the American Hospital Association. Our strong Washington, D.C., presence allows us to keep the pulse of health care policy and regulatory matters.
Reinhart meets the ever-evolving needs of today’s business with innovation, focus and commitment. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys are dedicated to providing accessible, responsive service from our seven offices throughout the country. Founded in 1894, Reinhart is one of the nation’s 200 largest law firms (National Law Journal). We serve as attorneys and business law counselors to public and privately held corporations, financial institutions, family-owned businesses, retirement plans, exempt organizations and individuals. Throughout our history, we have relied on entrepreneurship, teamwork and dedicated service to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our client-driven approach is firmly rooted in creative thinking, intelligent advice and conscientious service, no matter what area of business law our clients require.
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.
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Squire Patton Boggs advises a variety of healthcare clients on some of the most important issues affecting their businesses. From the details of healthcare reform to major transactions to adversarial proceedings, our lawyers are fluent in the special terminology, business concepts and regulatory framework that make health law a highly specialized discipline. In addition to more than 125 lawyers who concentrate in healthcare matters, our team frequently involves lawyers in other fields who are able to supplement our services with their own expertise. Clients can count on a depth of experience that is not found among most law firms, even ones that claim to have health law practitioners. In addition to years of legal training and practice experience, many members of the firm's healthcare team have advanced degrees in healthcare administration, life sciences and finance. Some have even worked as healthcare executives in the industry. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in 21 countries on five continents, we are among a small number of law firms that truly have a global reach in healthcare matters. We provide in-depth and comprehensive multidisciplinary services on a diverse range of subjects and at all stages of a legal matter.