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Work with the Best: Health Care

Who we are

Learn from leading lawyers practicing on the cutting edge of health care law. Proskauer’s Health Care Department lawyers have an extensive knowledge of the industry. Join our team and work on the most important, complex and sensitive challenges facing health care organizations today.

Health care is one of the fastest-growing and most heavily regulated industries in the world – in the United States alone, it represents approximately 17 percent of gross domestic product. We expect the industry, and with it the need for smart, competent health care lawyers, to continue to expand in scope and importance, driven by powerful forces such as the growing demands of an aging population, legislative mandates and technological advancement.

What we do

Corporate transactions: Help clients structure, document, perform due diligence and execute M&A transactions, joint ventures, financings and complex commercial arrangements.

Investigations, corporate defense and litigation: Litigate cases, including class actions, covering virtually every aspect of health care law.

Third-party reimbursement: Help clients determine the availability and amount of reimbursement from third-party payers, obtain coverage for new products or services and challenge the adequacy of reimbursements received.

Health care regulatory counseling and navigation: Counsel clients on U.S. laws, including state and federal Stark and anti-kickback laws that regulate health care payment and delivery systems.

Tax, ERISA and executive compensation: Advise health care clients on structuring corporate transactions and dealing with the unique issues of the industry. Our team has particular experience in transactions between for-profit and tax-exempt entities.

On the cutting edge

Want to become a thought leader? Our Health Care lawyers have had an increasingly visible presence in the industry. We are prolific authors and speak frequently at events and conferences. We also host industry events and webinars. In the past year, our group hosted a Health Care Deal Summit, a Health Care IPO Forum, a discussion on Navigating Today’s Health Care Compliance Challenges, and a leadership roundtable on Strategies for Academic Medical Centers. We bring in big-name speakers from the industry and partner with prominent outside organizations such as Deloitte and Citi.

Our Health Care Reform Task Force is leading the conversation on the myriad ways in which the Affordable Care Act is changing the way we practice health care law. When you join our team, you will not only become intimately familiar with the complexities of this legislation, but you will actively help clients navigate, develop and deploy effective, legally compliant strategies to implement health care reform.


  • Chambers USA 2016: Nationwide – Healthcare; New York – Healthcare; Illinois – Healthcare; Shortlisted for Award for Excellence in Healthcare
  • Modern Healthcare: Largest healthcare law firms 2015
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2016: Healthcare – Nationwide, New York and Chicago

Areas of focus

  • Health benefit design and compliance
  • HIPAA compliance and data and privacy security
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Labor relations and employment counseling
  • IP diligence in transactions
  • Health care technology

  • State licensing and certification

  • Antitrust

Representative Matters

  • Ascension Health, the largest Catholic health care provider in the country, in complete dismissal of a case challenging its exemption from ERISA’s requirements.
  • Celgene Corporation in its $7.2 billion acquisition of autoimmune drug maker Receptos
  • American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. in its $2.6 billion sale to Ventas, creating the 6th largest overall REIT in the country.
  • Jewish Guild Healthcare in its combination with Lighthouse International, resulting in an organization which will offer the world’s broadest array of services for the blind and visually impaired.
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital in its acquisition of Long Beach Medical Center, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, in a complex transaction that took two years to complete.
  • Maimonides Medical Center in its victory in the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division, Second Department, which held, in a case of first impression for the Appellate Division, that New York’s “Prompt Pay Law” allows a health care provider to sue insurers directly for excessively delaying payment on claims.
  • Rockford Health System in its $1 billion systems merger with Mercy Health System.