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
health systems, hospitals and physician organizations
information technology and medical device companies
managed care and health benefit management companies
private equity firms and lenders
Areas of Concentration
Richard provides clients with counsel in the planning and execution of health care-related corporate transactions, including:
mergers and acquisitions
equity and debt financings
the structuring of joint ventures and other contractual relationships among various health industry parties
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. Richard is a frequent speaker at health industry events and writes about health care trends and developments. He launched and heads the firm’s Health Care Industry Group, a collaboration of practices providing health care industry clients representation across all legal disciplines. Richard has also 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 Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, including its Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). In this capacity, Richard has represented the Foundation and CHAI 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, 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).