THE FIRM With 15 attorneys in Boston and additional healthcare teams across the country, this firm has the depth of resources to represent large healthcare clients locally and nationally. Its expertise spans M&A, joint ventures, regulatory, compliance and litigation matters, and it acts for an impressive range of clients, including Partners HealthCare, Trinity Health and Wellpoint.
Sources say: "The attorneys really make us feel like a priority client, and are deal-makers not deal-breakers."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Interviewees single out Michael Blau as "an extremely talented lawyer," highlighting his "unequalled knowledge of healthcare matters and strong business mind." He has significant experience in transactional matters related to hospital-physician relations.
Lawrence Vernaglia chairs the firm's national healthcare industry team, and enjoys a particularly strong reputation for his advice to hospitals and academic medical centers on regulatory issues. As one client comments: "He is excellent at putting regulations into practical terms so the client can better understand regulatory risks and how to address them."
Sources note that Mark Waxman fulfils the role of both "a responsible business counselor as well as an excellent lawyer." He handles a broad range of healthcare-related work, although is best known for his antitrust expertise. In one recent matter, Waxman advised Trinity Health on the acquisition of Loyola University Medical Center.
Alan Einhorn "has a great depth of knowledge and is really attentive to his clients' needs," comment observers. He acts as general and special counsel to a number of New England community hospitals, including Calais Regional Hospital and Mercy Hospital.
Senior statesman Lawrence Litwak has a highly accomplished practice representing nonprofit, for-profit and government clients on regulatory matters and healthcare transactions.