THE FIRM This highly respected firm continues to be seen as the first choice across the nation in healthcare matters, and can offer preeminent expertise that draws on its broad litigious and counseling capabilities. The firm is particularly applauded for its approach to client service and industry understanding, and is a recognized force in California, Washington, DC, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and New York. Its recent work continues to exemplify its strong regulatory and transactional practice, and includes representing the largest nonprofit healthcare system in the USA, Ascension Health, in a joint venture with Oak Hill Capital Partners.
Client Service "My experience has been very positive - they are incredibly thorough and very deep in terms of expertise. Whenever we have an issue there is always someone that can assist us and they always provide top-level analysis and responses."
Commercial Awareness "They are not just legal experts - they understand business too. When they give advice, it is not just 'this is what the law says,' it is very practical. This is a great strength of theirs."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Ira Coleman is highly regarded by industry sources for his extensive transactional practice, and leads the Miami branch of the healthcare practice group. His recent work includes advising Tennessee-based TeamHealth on acquisitions and being involved in the largest qui tam case in Florida.
Miami-based Gary Scott Davis is characterized by clients as "one of the most brilliant attorneys I have dealt with - he thinks outside the box and is creative." He is considered a national leading choice in managed care matters, and led the creation of the firm's Accountable Care Organization Resource Center.
Joel Michaels heads the firm's Washington, DC practice, and is considered by peers to be "clearly a national expert" in the insurance arena. His highly respected expertise extends both to transactional matters, such as representing Munich Health in a stock purchase, and to helping payors navigate regulatory changes.
Michael Peregrine is located in the Chicago office, and is praised as being "one of the best people in the country on nonprofit organizations." He counsels clients such as hospitals and health systems on matters related to corporate governance and is highly active both writing and speaking on such topics.
Stephen Bernstein leads the firm's international practice group, and is based in the Boston office. He is held in high regard by industry sources for his wide-reaching transactional experience, and for his expertise in health information matters such as data security and electronic records.
Bernadette Broccolo is considered "a leader in the field" for her expertise in health information technology and her creative approach to developing compliance programs for academic medical care centers. She is situated in the Chicago office, and is also a recognized force in matters related to accountable care organizations.
Eric Gordon heads both the California healthcare practice group and the firm's Los Angeles office. His widely acclaimed regulatory practice draws on his expertise as a qualified physician, and he is particularly commended for his academic medical center and antikickback experience. Sources praise him as being "very prompt, practical and knowledgeable in the regulatory world."
Christopher Jedrey leads the Boston practice group, and is commended by both peers and clients for the "great strategic insight" he brings to his respected transactional practice. His expertise includes working with a range of clients such as private equity firms, physician groups and academic medical centers.
Michael Anthony is a distinguished member of the Chicago office whose role as senior counsel draws on his highly regarded transactional expertise. His recent work includes advising clients on how to integrate a cardiology group into a health system.