Richard Zall is Chair of the Health Care Department. His practice is focused on corporate and regulatory representation of a wide array of health care and life science clients, including academic medical centers, hospitals, physician organizations, information technology and medical device companies, managed care and health benefit management companies, and private equity firms.
Richard provides clients with counsel in the planning and execution of health care-related corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financings; the structuring of joint ventures and other contractual relationships among various health industry parties; and compliance with federal and state health care regulations. He also advises health care clients and health sector investors on business strategy, product and service development, financial transactions, and new venture implementation.
Over the past decade, Richard has been an active participant in the health care industry. He has directed two health industry studies for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one on the condition of the U.S. health care safety net, and the other on Federal and State Consumer Protection Regulation of the Managed Care Industry.
Since late 2003, Richard has served as Counsel to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and its HIV/AIDS and Drug Access Initiative. In this capacity, Richard has represented the Foundation in numerous matters including the negotiation of agreements with pharmaceutical and medical device companies to provide low-cost medicine and testing kits to developing countries. Richard currently serves as Counsel to, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and a Trustee of CHAI-United Kingdom.
Earlier in his career, Richard served as counsel to former New York City Council President Carol Bellamy. He also was a member of the Board of Trustees of the WNYC Foundation, the operator of New York City's public radio station affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR).