Healthcare - Illinois


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What the team is known for Remains at the forefront of the healthcare law market in Illinois. A top choice for healthcare transactions, with additional expertise in health regulatory and compliance-related matters. Also advises on government investigations and litigation, health information privacy and security law.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm has the depth of talent at all levels, with a wide range of specialists who are steeped in the healthcare industry."

"They provide an extremely high level of performance. Their ability to provide someone with deep knowledge on any given topic, as well as be responsive to critical deadlines, is impressive."

Work highlights Acted for St. Joseph Health System and its affiliates on the establishment of an integrated nonprofit public benefit healthcare system.

Continues to advise Waud Capital Partners on its acquisition of healthcare entities, including American Forensic Toxicology Services and National Healthcare Review.

Notable practitioners  

Bernadette Broccolo is "a longstanding healthcare practitioner with a very good reputation," who is extremely well respected for her focus on compliance programs. Peers highlight her as being "very hard-working" and "a top attorney."

Michael Peregrine is described by one industry insider as "one of the top healthcare attorneys in Illinois." He advises nonprofit clients on transactional and governance matters.

Ralph DeJong advises healthcare providers on employee benefits and compensation matters. Clients praise his "combination of superior skill and experience."

Department head Kerrin Slattery is "very oriented to problem solving and client service," say sources. Her expertise encompasses hospital M&A and physician integration programs.

John Callahan has significant experience in regulatory matters. His recent highlights include advising Jefferson Parish Hospital and Health Services on potential strategic initiatives. 

Daniel Melvin specializes in fraud and abuse matters, and earns client praise for his "wide range of expertise."

Clare Ranalli joined McDermott from Holland & Knight in 2013, and continues to focus on both regulatory and transactional matters.

Sandra DiVarco advises health systems and hospitals on transactions and restructurings.

Of counsel Michael Anthony is described as "a top player in the field, combining expertise and experience that few can match."

Significant clients Alzheimer’s Association, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Indiana University Health System, Southern Illinois Healthcare.

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for hospital M&A, joint ventures and antitrust counseling. Also stands out for its expertise in healthcare private equity work, as well as corporate governance and healthcare fraud.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"High-quality service, excellent subject matter knowledge and a willingness to try to solve problems in a way helpful to the business."

Work highlights Acted for University HealthSystem Consortium in connection with a Kentucky Supreme Court case concerning whether classified hospital reports are available for discovery under the Patient Safety Act.

Advised Northwest Community Hospital on its acquisition of four primary care medical practices.

Notable practitioners  

Michael Callahan is "an expert in the area of medical staff credentialing and relations. He approaches issues from a perspective of what is right for all involved," sources enthuse. He also has extensive experience of HIPAA issues and corporate transactions.

Laura Keidan Martin is "an exceptional person and lawyer" who "is highly experienced, savvy and practical, and has great interpersonal skills." She is the national head of the firm's healthcare practice. Her clients include Presence Health and Orthopedic Capital.

Kenneth Davis focuses on regulatory and transactional matters and represents a broad range of clients, including hospitals and physicians.

Louis Glaser is highly regarded by peers as "an outstanding attorney" with a strong practice. He is singled out for his expertise in healthcare M&A and other corporate transactions.

Significant clients Health Management Associates, Lahey Clinic, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety.

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What the team is known for Maintains a prestigious reputation for high-end and high-value transactional, regulatory and compliance work and related litigation. Regularly represents private equity investors in healthcare, as well as a range of other local, regional and national clients, including hospitals and health systems, medical device manufacturers and trade associations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team has a deep and wide breadth of knowledge and the ability to handle complex matters with a vast amount of resources."

"They are very prompt and clear in their communications and they provide sound judgments and a practical resolution to matters."

Work highlights Advised NxStage Medical on the national expansion of its renal dialysis services.

Represented Premier Health Partners in the divestiture of its in and outpatient renal programs.

Notable practitioners  

Scott Becker is described by one client as "the best healthcare attorney in the country." Held in high regard by peers as "a real leader," Becker represents hospitals, private equity funds and health systems.

James Riley is "very knowledgeable, responsive and creative," say interviewees. He specializes in handling transactional matters for midmarket clients.

Significant clients NorthShore University HealthSystem, Providence Health & Services, Health Corporation of America, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America.

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What the team is known for Significant expertise in regulatory compliance, governance and reimbursement matters. Stands out for its experience of healthcare entity formation, and for its focus on certificate of need healthcare litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They fully appreciate the complexity of healthcare. The team is able to tap into a broad base of resources to advise, suggest and resolve issues in a timely manner."

"Their attention to our needs is fantastic."  

Work highlights Advised Centegra Health System on its application for a certificate of need in relation to the construction of a $233 million hospital in northwest Chicago.

Defended the American Medical Association and the Medical Association of Georgia in a case brought by the insurance industry involving alleged ERISA violations. 

Notable practitioners  

Mark Rust handles a variety of matters, including healthcare regulation and fraud and abuse work. Source praise his "attention to detail and anticipation of our needs and potential pitfalls." 

Significant clients Walgreens HealthyCT, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Land of Lincoln Health, Fresenius Medical Care.

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What the team is known for A successful focus on healthcare transactions, including M&A, outsourcing and affiliations. Additional expertise in compliance counseling, healthcare antitrust and privacy matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very responsive, very diligent and hard-working."

Work highlights Advised St. Mary Hospital on its $150 million sale to Prime Healthcare.

Advised Illinois Gastroenterology Group on its sale of a 51% membership interest in its ambulatory surgery center to AmSurg. 

Notable practitioners

Practice group chair Douglas Swill is highly recommended by clients and peers alike. One source said: "His strengths are his availability, his knowledge, his explanation of complex legal issues in understandable terms, and his overall professional demeanor."

Significant clients Johns Hopkins Health System, Empire Health Foundation, GE Healthcare, Bon Secours Health System.

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What the team is known for Well-regarded healthcare boutique which wins plaudits for its expertise in matters involving clinical integration and accountable care, healthcare regulatory law and antitrust. Also advises on physician and hospital transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm has an impressive range of attorneys with complementary skill sets."

"They are able to adapt their response times accordingly. The quality of advice is superb." 

Notable practitioners

John Marren is "straightforward and able to simplify very complex health issues. He has a vast knowledge base," sources say. He specializes in accountable care organization (ACO) and physician-related work.

Carol Hogan heads the department and is well regarded for handling regulatory matters. Clients say she is "extraordinarily helpful."

Thomas Babbo is praised for "providing thoughtful, nuanced responses to complicated health law issues." 

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for transactional, regulatory and healthcare finance matters. Notable strength in Medicaid and Medicare-related work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is thorough, efficient and knowledgeable."

"The relationship with the team and the way we work together is great - they understand the issues and address them."

Work highlights Advised Providence Life Services on the sale of Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center to FNR South Holland.

Advised Baptist Health System on a clinical integration program and ACO matters in hospitals in San Antonio, Texas.

What's new? As of February 2015, Ungaretti & Harris LLP has merged with Nixon Peabody LLP, significantly strengthening its presence in Illinois and across the US.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Fahey specializes in corporate healthcare and public finance, with a focus on both regulatory and transactional work. Clients praise him for being "very up to speed on all the issues on healthcare reform."

John Durso has over 30 years' experience in the field and is praised for his "good grasp of the issues around tax exemption." His clients include a range of nonprofit organizations and long-term care providers.

Lynn Gordon is "extremely dedicated to bringing her clients the most efficient and effective legal services possible." Her practice includes physician integration, anti-kickback and self-disclosure matters, among other areas of specialty.

Julie Seymour is an experienced healthcare finance attorney and is highlighted for "taking a consulted approach." 

Significant clients Presence Health, JPMorgan Chase, Chicago Health System.

Band 3 | Polsinelli PC

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What the team is known for Well regarded for its representation of hospitals and healthcare systems in regulatory and transactional work. The team's workload includes a number of M&A deals and investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They understand the needs of the clients and are practical.

Work highlights Advised Elk Regional Health System on its $42 million partnership with Penn Highlands Healthcare.

Notable practitioners 

Matthew Murer chairs the firm's healthcare practice and is a key contact.

Significant clients Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Joseph Health System, University of Kansas Hospital, Heartland Health.

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What the team is known for Deep expertise in healthcare-related M&A, joint ventures and contracting matters. Also advises nonprofits on tax-exemption issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very responsive, does high-quality work and is timely. They work well with clients and they anticipate your needs."

"Their knowledge of structuring transactions is great."

Notable practitioners  

Monte Dube concentrates on high-value M&A and the defense of government investigations. Clients highlight his strengths as "his innovative thinking about structuring transactions," and say he is "easy to access and incredibly pleasant."

Elizabeth Mills represents a varied clientele, including healthcare and nonprofit organizations. Sources say she is "brilliant - she has great insight and is able to come up with workable solutions in short timeframes." One interviewee enthused: "She is an outstanding tax lawyer."

Significant clients West Virginia United Health Systems, Presence Health, University of Chicago Medical Center, The Colorado Health Foundation. 

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What the team is known for Well known for its representation of healthcare providers and drug manufacturers. Handles transactional, regulatory and litigation work, including government investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The advice is timely and thorough. The thoughtfulness and depth of the advice stand out the most."

Work highlights Defended St. Luke’s health system against an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Idaho Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission.

Advised GE Healthcare on a joint venture with Microsoft to develop a healthcare IT system to improve patient experience and service quality.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Raskin is head of the Chicago healthcare department. His practice focuses on fraud and abuse, antitrust and litigation matters.

Honey Skinner represents a wide range of clients, including health systems and hospitals.

Significant clients GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Bayer, Quest Diagnostics. 

Band 4 | Dentons

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What the team is known for A dependable option for hospital transactions and finance-related healthcare matters. Areas of expertise include integration and affiliation, certificate of need activities, tax-exempt financing and sophisticated M&A work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They thoroughly understand not only the transaction mechanics, but also the business strategy of our institution."

"Excellent performance - the team is reliable and responsive in a timely fashion. They understand and prioritize the client."

Work highlights Advised Walgreens on the design and execution of an ACO program. This matter involved due diligence and strategic advice.

Acted for the University of Arizona Health Network on governance issues relating to an integrated health system.

Notable practitioners  

Mary Wilson operates a well-respected healthcare finance practice, representing borrowers, issuers and underwriters. Sources say she has "the good ability to know what is a deal breaker and what is not," and that "her expertise is valued by all parties."

Significant clients KV Pharmaceutical, CVS Caremark, B.C. Ziegler and Company, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan.  

Band 4 | Jones Day

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What the team is known for An excellent healthcare finance practice, with a strong focus on bond transactions. Deep expertise in M&A and health regulatory law, including government investigations and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is always very timely and responsive. They do good-quality work and they are helpful."

"An excellent deal firm." 

Work highlights Acted for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation on a $306.5 million bond issuance.

Notable practitioners  

Gerald Griffith focuses on regulatory compliance and transactional work. He is praised for having "excellent in-depth knowledge of tax laws" and for taking a "practical approach to issues."

Heather O'Shea advises on litigation, with an emphasis on fraud and abuse. One client enthused: "She is very diligent and responsive, and very well versed on the current status of healthcare law and regulations."

Significant clients Trinity Health, Presence Health, Sanford Health. 

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What the team is known for Substantial expertise in fraud and abuse, healthcare antitrust and joint venture matters. Also maintains a significant focus on health reform law.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are excellent, timely and the research is well done and incisive."

"Very fee sensitive and great for smaller companies."

Notable practitioners  

Jack Rovner "has a good combination of a good overall sense of the healthcare business, and an understanding of our needs and focus - he blends this well with analysis and great strategic advice that spans various areas."

Kathryn Roe is a key partner focusing on healthcare delivery matters. Clients praise her "fantastic understanding of very detailed rules and regulations."

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Jane McCahill recently joined Akerman LLP from Polsinelli PC. McCahill is highly regarded by the industry for her specialization in regulatory matters. One peer commented: "She is a seasoned healthcare attorney with bona fide experience."

Nicholas Lynn of Duane Morris LLP "commands a great deal of respect across many states," say clients. He focuses on healthcare litigation and regulatory compliance, and is singled out for his experience of long-term care issues.

Edward Green of Foley & Lardner LLP specializes in healthcare transactions and litigation. He is praised for being "professional and very knowledgeable."

Patrick Coffey of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. is a well-regarded litigation lawyer, described by one peer as "a really great attorney." He maintains a strong focus on white-collar matters, including healthcare fraud.

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