The health care industry is one of the fastest growing and most heavily regulated in the world. In the U.S. alone, it represents approximately 16 percent of the gross domestic product. With the Obama Administration's intention to focus on this sector and its related technology and infrastructure issues, not to mention the growing demands of an aging population, it will continue to expand in scope and importance. The delivery of sophisticated, interdisciplinary legal services is more important than ever for health service providers, managed care organizations, technology companies and health care investors worldwide.
The lawyers in our Health Care Group are drawn from across our firm's platform, bringing unrivalled experience and a keen understanding of the sector's dynamics. Our global team combines specialized health law and industry experience with specific practice concentrations that allow us to provide corporate and transactional, regulatory, bankruptcy, litigation and investigatory, technology, labor, real estate, tax and intellectual property representation for clients across the industry. We advise investor-owned companies, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies in matters ranging from complex transactions, regulatory compliance, restructuring, and reimbursement to quality-of-care litigation and managed care disputes.
By combining an intimate knowledge of the health care industry with the full resources and depth of a global law firm, we act as a trusted advisor, partnering on the most important, complex and sensitive challenges facing health care organizations today. That is why, in addition to nominating us for a 2012 Award for Excellence – which reflects a law firm's pre-eminence in key practice areas, – Chambers USA has recognized that our practice's "depth of knowledge is unparalleled in the health care industry" noting that we are "excellent on both corporate and regulatory work" and with "wisdom, experience and depth." Our practice is also ranked in Band One for Health Care East Coast with clients citing that "any issue that may come up, the resources that are available to the attorney that we deal with are seemingly endless and they are not afraid to pulls those resources in."
Areas of Focus
Affiliations, Research Collaborations and Licensing Agreements
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Labor Management Relations
Mergers & Acquisitions
HIPAA Privacy, Security and EDI Rules
FDA (including 510(k), Blood Banking and Cellular and Tissue-based Products)
Medicare & Medicaid
Restructuring and Workouts