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.
Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems,Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. Clearwater’s award-winning solutions have earned the trust of many of today’s largest and most prestigious hospitals by consistently delivering innovative solutions that address today’s evolving cyber threats.
Clearwater Cyber Risk Services™ (CRS) is a comprehensive managed solution endorsed by the American Hospital Association and designed to help hospital and health system leaders achieve rapid visibility and advancement in their cyber security compliance and risk management posture. CRS is delivered by compliance and cyber risk management experts with deep information privacy and security skill sets that help hospitals and health systems establish, implement and cost-effectively mature their IRM programs. A comprehensive three-year program, CRS addresses and advances all aspects of an organization’s IRM program including governance, people, processes, technology and organizational engagement. In addition, in the event of an OCR enforcement action, CRS will provide support throughout any OCR enforcement process. CRS, which includes Clearwater’s award-winning Information Risk Management software - IRMPro™, assists organizations in becoming self- sufficient over the three-year program term.
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.
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a strategic communications consulting firm devoted to helping healthcare providers navigate change, challenge and opportunity. Ranked a top-10 firm nationally, Jarrard Inc. has guided leaders at more than 400 healthcare organizations across the country through high-stakes moments, including leading communications for more than $45 billion in announced hospital M&A. Our team of former journalists, political operatives and healthcare executives is built to serve the unique needs and challenges of national health systems and academic medical centers; regional and community health systems; and health services companies. For more information, visit jarrardinc.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.
Ogletree Deakins is among the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 850 lawyers located in 52 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 (AHLA) and and one of our lawyers will become President Elect of the AHLA in July 2018. In fact, we have more members in the AHLA’s Labor and Employment 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 are experienced 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 represent several prominent healthcare systems in complex labor relations matters, including union avoidance and collective bargaining. Ogletree Deakins has received wide recognition for legal excellence, including being named a 2018 Employment Practice Group of the Year by prominent legal news publication Law360 and a “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for seven consecutive years. In addition, the firm has been listed in the BTI Most Recommended Law Firms report for more than 10 years and has received the most mentions of any firm in Corporate Counsel magazine’s annual “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies” survey for five straight years—a reflection of our strong partnerships with the country’s largest and most innovative organizations.
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.
HRSA 340B audits can cost your organization in fines and loss of program benefits. You need to take control of 340B compliance – and Sentry’s solutions can help. Our rules-based engine operates on the configuration options you’ve chosen, so there are no surprises. And the flexible, rules-based approach ensures your organization has the agility needed to adapt to evolving legislative requirements and changing business needs. Gain peace of mind with our web-based 340B solutions, which provide audit preparation tools, detailed reports, and a documented trail of program compliance from the purchase to the pill to the patient. Are you audit-ready? Find out more at www.sentryds.com/auditready
Sentry Data Systems, Inc. provides technology solutions that help hospitals address their three biggest challenges: reducing costs, managing compliance and producing better outcomes.
With 22 offices, more than 1,700 attorneys and 50-plus practice areas, Skadden advises entities across the health care spectrum, from health care delivery systems, hospitals managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, genetic testing and clinical laboratories, and physicians on their most high profile and complex matters in federal and state court, in qui tam and other litigation with, and in investigations being conducted by, the US Department of Justice and the fifty state Attorneys General and in regulatory matters before CMS, the FDA and numerous other federal and state agencies. Our team includes a former Assistant Attorney General, a former Deputy General Counsel for enforcement in the FDA, a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Health Care Fraud, and a former Acting United States Attorney and Chief of Health Care Fraud in the District of Massachusetts.
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.
Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker™ (formerly Serengeti) is the in-house profession’s most widely used system for managing legal projects, both internally and through direct connections to outside counsel. In-house counsel save significant time and money and can easily run management reports from the efficient online collection of bills, budgets, documents, status updates, accruals, and deadlines. Notable clients: DaVita, BD, Skilled Healthcare, Hollister, Memorial Hospital, Health Care Service Corp, West Penn Allegheny Health System, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Fresenius Medical Care.
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.