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Healthcare — Illinois


McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Healthcare Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading light in the Illinois market, drawing on its strong bench of partners and associates to offer a sophisticated, full-service approach. Fields specialist knowledge in areas such as corporate governance, fraud and abuse, antitrust and IT matters. Active in alternative transactions in the provider space. Increasingly working with private equity funds and REITs active in the healthcare space.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is an extremely competent and capable law firm; they have an outstanding work ethic and recognize that our issues are also their issues. They try to resolve matters as timely as possible and they have the depth of resources and subject matter knowledge immediately available within the Chicago market."

Clients appreciate the firm's "virtually unlimited bench of associates and partners" and consider it to be "the hardest-working and most knowledgeable healthcare team out there."

Work highlights Acted for Care Capital Properties, a healthcare REIT, on the acquisition of six behavioral health hospitals in a sale-leaseback transaction with Signature Healthcare Services. The firm handled all aspects of the transaction including the healthcare regulatory work.

Served as transaction counsel for the combination of St. Joseph Health System and Providence Health & Services to create Providence St. Joseph Health, now one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the country.

Notable practitioners

Bernadette Broccolo maintains an enviable reputation, particularly for her expertise in tax exemption and information technology matters pertaining to the healthcare industry. She is described by clients as "a very capable and very creative lawyer and truly an expert in the area."

"Excellent practitioner" Michael Peregrine is described as "creative and solution-oriented" by his clients. His practice focuses on advising healthcare providers on numerous transactional healthcare matters, such as corporate structuring and governance issues.

Kerrin Slattery comes widely recommended for her transactional expertise in relation to healthcare clients. Sources describe her as a "very smart" lawyer and highlight her ability to "quickly grasp issues and propose effective and practical solutions."

"Exceptional attorney" John Callahan is head of the firm's international healthcare M&A practice. He acts for healthcare organizations, nonprofit institutions and private equity firms, and is described as being "absolutely indefatigable as well as a creative and thoughtful advocate."

Clare Ranalli has a notable compliance practice with a particular strength handling certificate of need matters. She receives high praise from clients for her "incredible healthcare regulation expertise."

The "excellent" Sandra DiVarco attracts wide praise for her healthcare practice, covering transactional and regulatory healthcare matters. She is an expert in health system restructuring as well as clinical policy and procedural issues.

The "fantastic" Ashley Fischer heads up the firm's Chicago healthcare practice and has a notable focus on antitrust matters in the healthcare space. Peers describe her as "considerate, methodical and a good lawyer."

Daniel Melvin comes recommended for his knowledge on fraud and abuse matters, Stark Law and Medicare reimbursement issues. Sources describe him as an "extremely sophisticated healthcare transactional attorney," and clients praise his "thorough and tenacious" approach.

About the Team (content provided by McDermott Will & Emery LLP)

McDermott's Chicago health care team plays a vital role as part of a 100+ lawyer national practice that advises leading organizations in every sector of the health care industry on business transactions, regulatory structuring, litigation and enforcement. Our clients include hospitals and health systems, digital health and life sciences companies, large physician group practices, ambulatory/surgical, other outpatient care clients, diagnostic companies, nursing homes and home health agencies.

McDermott stands alone as the leading health care firm both nationally and in Illinois. With 30 dedicated health care lawyers in Chicago, our bench is deeper than any of our competitor firms in Illinois, and we have the full range of health care specializations in the team including: health care governance, information technology, antitrust, employee benefits. Few other firms have sufficient size to offer the same degree of sub-areas within one full-service structure.Our breadth and depth of health care knowledge is unmatched; with a true sector focus, we cover all health care work, both transactional and regulatory, and offer a one-stop-shop.

We also leverage the strength of McDermott's full-service practice suite, allowing for cross-disciplinary teamwork and creative solutions. Due to our status as the leading national health practice, we see issues in context, and can proactively advise clients on sector trends. We attract the brightest and best lawyers who want to work in health care.

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP - Healthcare Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive team that draws on nationwide experience in acting for a broad roster of nonprofit providers. Strong regulatory compliance practice enhanced by increasing activity in transactions, including strategic joint ventures and affiliations. Also advises on related areas such as telemedicine initiatives and antitrust concerns as well as healthcare employment and IT issues.

Strengths "The firm offers strong subject matter expertise and great service," reports one client.

A client commends the firm's "expertise, depth and value."

Work highlights Represented MultiCare Health System in its $425 million acquisition of Rockwood Health System from Community Health Systems.

Represented Progressive Health Systems and its affiliates, in a strategic affiliation transaction in the form of a nonprofit membership substitution with UnityPoint Health-Peoria.

Notable practitioners

Healthcare practice chair Douglas Swill is praised by clients for his "professionalism and knowledge of the subject matter." He has a broad practice advising healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations on both regulatory and transactional healthcare matters.

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Healthcare Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its broad healthcare expertise, which includes acting on external and internal investigations and regulatory compliance. Particularly noted for its transactional experience, fielding firm-wide strength in acting for private equity clients on deals in the healthcare industry. Also known for its tax, antitrust and finance advice offered to health system, physician and life sciences clients.

Strengths "A great firm with excellent people and great service," states one client.

Work highlights Advised CircuitLife, a Texas-based medical device company, on a range of matters, including formation, capitalization, patent and IP work.

Acted for ATI Physical Therapy on a number of deals, including the acquisition of a 33-clinic practice, with locations in Phoenix, Tucson and Dallas.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding lawyer" Michael Callahan is notable for his niche practice in the medical staff space, handling hospital-physician relations matters such as disciplinary hearings, staff bylaws, hospital accreditation and physician contracts. He is further noted for his work with patient safety organizations.

Laura Keidan Martin enjoys a fantastic reputation in the Illinois healthcare field for her handling of a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters, including joint ventures, mergers, anti-kickback laws and false claims allegations. Clients appreciate her "clear, succinct and accurate counsel."

"Very sharp lawyer" Louis Glaser is highly regarded for his abilities on transactional healthcare matters. He provides advice on M&A, reorganizations and joint ventures to hospitals, HMOs, MCOs and private equity firms.

Kenneth Davis advises hospitals and physicians on healthcare regulations and corporate transactions within the industry. Clients describe him as "very efficient and very knowledgeable in the space."

About the Team (content provided by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP)

Katten offers one of the most sophisticated health care practices in the nation. Our integrated practice allows us to provide timely, practical and strategic advice in virtually all areas of law affecting the industry. We counsel health care clients on everything from medico-legal and ethical concerns to complex corporate and finance issues. Our experience encompasses transactions of all types, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse counseling, tax exemption issues, antitrust, financings for taxable and tax-exempt entities, reimbursement, and a variety of other issues specific to the health care industry.

Our team guides clients through the highly complex and constantly evolving array of federal, state and local laws and regulations. We provide comprehensive, insightful and cost-effective advice on regulatory compliance and enforcement issues—from compliance plan development to the defense of False Claims Act allegations.

As health care has evolved into one of the largest and most intensely regulated industries, Katten's practice has grown in tandem to address all of the business and legal challenges confronting our clients that operate in this space. Our attorneys bring a broad base of experience and a deep understanding of the business and practice of health care to providing health care-related legal services—whether a client needs to develop a business model that clears regulatory hurdles, respond to a government investigation or negotiate a complicated transaction.

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McGuireWoods LLP - Healthcare Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive healthcare practice with notable regulatory depth. Continues to act on multiple transactions, including representing providers in acquisitions of physician practices. Extensive experience in advising private equity clients on investments in the healthcare space. Also offers a significant healthcare litigation offering.

Strengths Sources describe the healthcare team as "simply outstanding."

"They make deals happen while keeping us safe," one client notes.

Work highlights Represented Family Health Network in a case against Rush Health, a Chicago-based hospital system. The case concerns in excess of 100,000 individual health claims.

Notable practitioners

Scott Becker is an authority in the healthcare space, representing ambulatory centers, health systems, private equity firms and healthcare entrepreneurs on a whole range of transactional and regulatory matters. He is praised for his national presence and considered to be "personable and detail-oriented" by clients.

James Riley is "highly knowledgeable about regulatory issues and transactional matters" and "always gives sound advice," according to clients. He counsels a wide range of hospitals and outpatient service providers, as well as other businesses operating in the healthcare space.

Healthcare department chair Amber Walsh is recognized for advising large clients in healthcare M&A and private equity transactions. She is described as "an excellent lawyer who understands the business and the need to provide practical, solution-oriented advice."

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Nixon Peabody LLP - Healthcare Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team that maintains broad transactional and litigation capabilities, as well as significant regulatory expertise. Regularly advises on areas such as acquisitions, tax exemption issues and Medicaid coverage matters. Clients include healthcare systems, long-term care facilities and banks. Able to draw resources from a nationwide network of offices.

Strengths "I ts excellent attorneys are not only knowledgeable but also very easy-to-work with," said a client.

Sources say: "The client service is exceptional."

Work highlights Acted for Northwest Community Hospital on the $135 million restructuring of its credit facilities and refunding of certain of its outstanding fixed-rate indebtedness.

Advised J.P. Morgan and various other banks on the restructuring of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare’s variable rate debt portfolio, including the issuance of liquidity facilities, direct purchase bonds and commercial paper notes.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Fahey is a healthcare practitioner sought out by hospitals, health systems and financial institutions for transactional and regulatory compliance advice. "He is very responsive and always willing to turn things around quickly," notes a client. Another adds: "He is thorough and relays legal concepts exceptionally well to non-legal people."

John Durso has a specialty in the representation of long-term care organizations and has notable experience advising other healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations. Peers commend him as "very knowledgeable."

Julie Seymour is well versed in the financial aspects of healthcare law. She represents a range of clients, including hospitals, governmental issuers and underwriters, on both taxable and tax-exempt bond financing. Sources say: "She represents her clients with a strong voice and in a very professional manner."

About the Team (content provided by Nixon Peabody LLP)

As health care access, delivery and reimbursement experience massive transformation, our business-focused health lawyers partner with clients to secure a competitive advantage and clear the path to future success.

The health care industry is in a state of constant reinvention and transformation. These changes, spurred in part by health reform, create an extremely complex landscape that presents as many opportunities as it does challenges.

Our cross-disciplinary team tracks the trends that impact delivery, cost, access and quality of health care. We use our working industry knowledge and insight to help clients manage and implement the changes to their businesses that help them thrive in this rapidly evolving industry.

We bring our firmwide collective knowledge to create success with clients who are shaping the future of health care.

As an unrivaled leader in an industry facing unparalleled challenges, we specialize in health care delivery, corporate organization, government programs, emerging payment programs, managed care models and a vast array of other cutting edge issues.

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Polsinelli PC - Healthcare Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust group that regularly acts for providers on multistate transactions. Offers full-service capabilities that enable it to serve as outside counsel for major systems on matters such as regulatory compliance, physician alignment and healthcare IT issues. Also demonstrates capabilities in fraud and abuse cases.

Strengths Clients say: "Polsinelli provides very high-quality legal work at a very reasonable price."

Work highlights Serves as lead counsel to Advocate Health and Advocate Christ Medical Center in defense of a False Claims Act case, alleging that the clients submitted falsified claims for payment for the use of assistants in surgery.

Acted as lead defense counsel for Byram Healthcare Centers, in litigation alleging violations of federal and state anti-kickback laws and Medi-Cal's upper billing limit laws. A favorable settlement with no admission of liability was reached.

Notable practitioners

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

About the Team (content provided by Polsinelli PC)

Recognized as a leader in health care law, Polsinelli is ranked nationally by Chambers USA and is currently named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms”. From the strength of its national platform and subject-matter expertise, the firm is positioned to advise on the full range of health care regulatory and business issues confronting health care providers nationally and globally. The national team serves clients throughout the health care industry.

•Strategic mergers and acquisitions
•Counseling on key regulatory issues (e.g., Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, licensure and certification)
•HIPAA and confidentiality compliance counseling
•All aspects of reimbursement
•Responding to audits (e.g., Medicaid, OIG, DOJ, ZPIC, and RAC)
•Operational issues relating to patient care
•Professional board hearings and other state proceedings
•Physician relationships, including employment, medical director, and professional service agreements
•Strategic assistance with medical staff structures, bylaws, policies, and procedures
•Recruitment strategies for physicians and health care providers
•Corporate governance (for profit and nonprofit)
•Clinical Research
•Counseling on tax compliance
•Benefits issues (including all aspects of ERISA compliance)
•Financing
•Certificate of Need projects
•Response to investigations, including litigation at all levels
•Labor and employment law matters

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Healthcare Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected practice that offers broad healthcare strength, advising on areas such as the structuring, governance and regulatory procedures of diverse providers. Significant litigation experience, which includes a focus on certificate of need disputes. Increasingly active in representing fertility centers. Further noted for particularly strong pharmacy-centric advice.

Strengths Sources describe the team as "insightful, reliable and timely."

Work highlights Acted for Oncology Specialists on the negotiation of an asset agreement for the sale of the company to Advocate Health Care.

Represented SwedishAmerican Hospital before the Illinois Certificate of Need Board after announcing its $130 million modernization and expansion project.

Notable practitioners

The "superb" Mark Rust has decades of experience in the industry and is notable for his expertise in both regulatory and transactional healthcare matters. Interviewees highlight his client service skills in particular and consider him "strategic, smart and personable."

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Health Law Consultancy - Healthcare Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dedicated healthcare boutique at the forefront of advising on the implementation of regulatory reform. Frequently acts for payors and providers on areas such as joint ventures, fraud and abuse issues and outsourcing. Increasingly active in data privacy concerns and broader IT matters impacting healthcare clients. Further noted for counseling early-stage companies operating in the sector.

Strengths Sources praise the team as "very approachable and well versed at breaking down some of the more complex issues into terms you can understand."

A client says: "They offer excellent client service and value for money."

Notable practitioners

Kathryn Roe is skilled in handling regulation, business operation and information privacy matters for clients in the healthcare space. Sources describe her as "thorough, timely and very efficient."

Jack Rovner has "a broad perspective and a clear understanding of business and strategic considerations," reports a client. He has a wide-reaching practice within the healthcare sector, with experience counseling clients in relation to antitrust issues, health reform matters and compliance investigations. He also manages healthcare litigation proceedings.

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Proskauer Rose LLP - Healthcare Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced bench of healthcare experts who undertake wide-ranging work, including large-scale mergers and restructurings. Also noted for its defense of providers facing external investigations and enforcement proceedings, including those initiated by the DOJ. Significant expertise in advising tax-exempt entities. Further noted for handling regulatory and compliance matters for sector clients.

Strengths Sources consider the firm an "excellent organization."

Work highlights Acted for Oaklawn Hospital on the establishment of a 50:50 partnership with Borgess Health Alliance, creating a new organization called THINK Health.

Advised Door County Medical Center on its affiliation with Hospital Sisters Health System and its disaffiliation with Ascension Ministry Health Care.

Notable practitioners

"Institution" Monte Dube is described by commentators as a "very highly accomplished healthcare practitioner." He has a broad practice advising a range of healthcare clients on M&A, joint ventures and restructurings as well as compliance investigations.

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Sidley Austin LLP - Healthcare Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Equipped to handle an impressive breadth of healthcare work, drawing on a strong bench of regulatory experts. Acts for clients such as health systems and pharmaceutical and insurance companies. Frequently handles complex litigation such as reimbursement class actions and False Claims Act actions. Further noted for particular competence in administrative appeals.

Strengths It is praised as "excellent at what they do," and clients add that "they go well beyond providing legal analysis - they help you apply that analysis to real-world problems."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Abbott Laboratories in relation to a fraud case concerning alleged kickbacks paid to Brazilian doctors to induce them to use Abbott products.

Advised Fresenius Kabi on healthcare fraud and abuse and government price reporting issues, in connection with its acquisition of Akorn, a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" Richard Raskin is commended for his work in healthcare litigation including handling antitrust enforcement actions for sector clients. He also manages fraud and abuse disputes and is particularly noted for his representation of pharmaceutical manufacturers and clinical laboratories.

About the Team (content provided by Sidley Austin LLP)

For more information on the practice, please visit the practice's page at: https://www.sidley.com/en/services/healthcare


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Dentons - Healthcare Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded transactional practice complemented by significant regulatory expertise. Stands out for its strength in healthcare financing, as well as advising on deals such as joint ventures and mergers. Recognized for expert representation of significant financial institutions active in the sector. Also acts for providers on governance issues, outsourcing and employment agreements.

Strengths "Their client service is excellent and they present our perspective in a way that is solutions-oriented rather than confrontational," reports a client.

A client notes: "A very strong team; they have great command of the subject matter and are very personable."

Work highlights Assisted Brainlab with a range of matters including the development and implementation of a stereotactic radiosurgery patient registry.

Advised Southern Illinois Healthcare Enterprises on the issuance of $78 million of tax-exempt and taxable bonds.

Notable practitioners

Mary Wilson is an acclaimed figure in the healthcare sector, well known for her advice on financial transactions and tax-exempt bond issuances. Peers say that she is "excellent, smart and good on her feet," with clients adding that "she is very easy-to-work with, she is very responsive, she meets deadlines and she thinks ahead."

Kathryn Ashton is "knowledgeable and proactive," according to clients. She is particularly noted for her work in the healthcare financing space. She provides capable representation to both lenders and borrowers.

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Duane Morris LLP - Healthcare Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Expert healthcare practice with a substantial Illinois offering. Advises clients such as hospitals and physicians on disputes, regulatory compliance and transactions. Also noted for its niche telemedicine capabilities. Notable experience in the post-acute care and senior living space.

Strengths Clients say: "They are a terrific team - highly knowledgeable and always responsive, with competitive rates."

A client highly commends the firm's "quality, service and value."

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Lynn is a respected healthcare lawyer best known for his experience handling matters in the pharmaceutical and long-term care space. Clients say: "He is a very strategic lawyer who offers phenomenal customer service," adding: "He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable with regard to all areas of healthcare law."

About the Team (content provided by Duane Morris LLP)

Today's healthcare providers focus on cost-effective ways to manage and grow their businesses. At Duane Morris, our full-time healthcare lawyers understand these market demands and assist healthcare providers to create business and legal value in all types of situations—transactional, regulatory and litigation.

We tailor our services to specific segments of the healthcare industry, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Post-Acute Care and Senior Services
  • Information Technology
  • Litigation
  • mHealth, Telemedicine and Health Information Technology

With decades serving the healthcare industry, Duane Morris has one of the most experienced and respected health law practice groups among U.S. law firms. From offices in major markets in the United States, as well as London, Asia and the Middle East, more than 45 Duane Morris lawyers counsel leading organizations in every major sector of the healthcare industry on regulatory, business transactions, litigation and other matters.
 
National Practice/Regional Focus
While we have a prominent national practice, we also focus on the regional issues that matter most to our clients. Whether the client is an academic medical center, community hospital, physician practice, nursing home or an assisted living/senior housing provider, we can serve the full spectrum of their needs—from local and regional issues to matters with national and even international implications.

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Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd - Healthcare Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active practice that advises local and national clients on wide-ranging regulatory matters. Expert handling of healthcare litigation, antitrust disputes and reimbursement proceedings. Also noted for its niche clinical integration capabilities.

Notable practitioners

John Marren has over 30 years' experience advising clients on transactional healthcare matters, as well as Accountable Care Organizations and other alignment strategies. Sources say that he is "an expert on the payor side" and "a big picture guy."

Thomas Babbo is notable for his broad practice encompassing physician-hospital alignment, reimbursement matters and clinical integration. He typically advises physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

Carol Hogan is praised by her peers as "a very, very good technical lawyer. She is precise, careful and good with clients." Her practice encompasses a range of issues, notably hospital-physician alignments and reimbursement issues.

About the Team (content provided by Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd)

The breadth and depth of the health law experience of the members of Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. (HMBR) distinguishes the firm from its competitors. HMBR attorneys have practiced exclusively in the health care area for many years and in a variety of settings. Their experience, both as former in-house counsel and partners at large law firms, provides HMBR with an historical in-depth context for the changes taking place within the healthcare industry. The firm prides itself on its ability to offer clients solutions to problems from different perspectives and to advise them with respect to industry developments, as well as the legal questions that are transactional or regulatory in nature.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Advocacy

Clinical Integration / Accountable Care / Population Health Management

Hospital / Physician / Joint Ventures / Collaborations

Hospital Collaborations

Antitrust

Managed Care

Medicaid Managed Care  

Privacy & Security / EHR

Academic Medical Centers

General Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Corporate, Business & Commercial

Offices

Main Office:

321 North Clark Street, Suite 1301

Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA

Tel +1 312 946 1800

Fax +1 312 946 9818

New York Office:

40 Broad Street, 7th Floor

New York, New York 10004

Tel +1 212 422 4900

Fax +1 312 946 9818

Website: www.hmbr.com

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Jones Day - Healthcare Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong healthcare group that draws on its international network to offer local and national clients advice on cross-border transactions and high-stakes litigation. Broad regulatory experience includes advising on internal and external investigations arising from allegations of fraud and abuse violations. Clients include healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, among other sector participants.

Strengths A client says: "Jones Day provide us with the best blend of technical expertise, business acumen and creative thinking."

"They have a good practice in fraud and abuse work and some very fine lawyers," notes a source.

Work highlights Advised Duke University Health System and WakeMed Health & Hospitals on the development of service line revenue mergers for their cardiovascular and cancer services in Wake County, North Carolina.

Defended Cardinal Health in an antitrust suit brought by competitor, Suture Express, alleging that Cardinal Health and Owens & Minor each used their market power over the distribution of medical-surgical supplies to prevent hospitals and other acute care providers from purchasing certain products from Suture Express.

Notable practitioners

Gerald Griffith is a vastly experienced healthcare expert who provides advice on tax-exempt financing, healthcare transactions and regulatory compliance. He is described by commentators as "very knowledgeable and very well respected."

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Healthcare Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected outfit offering knowledge across a broad range of healthcare issues, including regulatory compliance, enforcement actions and transactional matters. Exhibits particular expertise in the value-based care, data privacy and healthcare IT issues. Acts for client providers, medical device companies and also private equity firms.

Strengths Clients describe the "outstanding team" as "highly competent and customer service-oriented."

"The Ropes team is smart, collaborative and professional," reports a client.

Work highlights Counseled Tulane University and Tulane Hospital on interpreting and addressing HIPAA requirements, as well as assisting with risk assessments and revising data use agreements.

Acted for Gauge Capital on its acquisition of Miami Beach Medical Group, and also advised on the implementation of a post-closing compliance regulatory plan.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Gersh is a respected healthcare lawyer with over 30 years' experience advising clients on both transactional and regulatory healthcare matters. Clients describe her as "technically knowledgeable, responsive and professional."

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Bernadette Broccolo

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bernadette Broccolo maintains an enviable reputation, particularly for her expertise in tax exemption and information technology matters pertaining to the healthcare industry. She is described by clients as "a very capable and very creative lawyer and truly an expert in the area."

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Michael R Callahan

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding lawyer" Michael Callahan is notable for his niche practice in the medical staff space, handling hospital-physician relations matters such as disciplinary hearings, staff bylaws, hospital accreditation and physician contracts. He is further noted for his work with patient safety organizations.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Institution" Monte Dube is described by commentators as a "very highly accomplished healthcare practitioner." He has a broad practice advising a range of healthcare clients on M&A, joint ventures and restructurings as well as compliance investigations.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Fahey is a healthcare practitioner sought out by hospitals, health systems and financial institutions for transactional and regulatory compliance advice. "He is very responsive and always willing to turn things around quickly," notes a client. Another adds: "He is thorough and relays legal concepts exceptionally well to non-legal people."

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Laura Keidan Martin

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Laura Keidan Martin enjoys a fantastic reputation in the Illinois healthcare field for her handling of a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters, including joint ventures, mergers, anti-kickback laws and false claims allegations. Clients appreciate her "clear, succinct and accurate counsel."

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Michael W Peregrine

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent practitioner" Michael Peregrine is described as "creative and solution-oriented" by his clients. His practice focuses on advising healthcare providers on numerous transactional healthcare matters, such as corporate structuring and governance issues.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kerrin Slattery comes widely recommended for her transactional expertise in relation to healthcare clients. Sources describe her as a "very smart" lawyer and highlight her ability to "quickly grasp issues and propose effective and practical solutions."

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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Healthcare practice chair Douglas Swill is praised by clients for his "professionalism and knowledge of the subject matter." He has a broad practice advising healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations on both regulatory and transactional healthcare matters.

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Becker is an authority in the healthcare space, representing ambulatory centers, health systems, private equity firms and healthcare entrepreneurs on a whole range of transactional and regulatory matters. He is praised for his national presence and considered to be "personable and detail-oriented" by clients.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Exceptional attorney" John Callahan is head of the firm's international healthcare M&A practice. He acts for healthcare organizations, nonprofit institutions and private equity firms, and is described as being "absolutely indefatigable as well as a creative and thoughtful advocate."

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very sharp lawyer" Louis Glaser is highly regarded for his abilities on transactional healthcare matters. He provides advice on M&A, reorganizations and joint ventures to hospitals, HMOs, MCOs and private equity firms.

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Gerald M Griffith

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Gerald Griffith is a vastly experienced healthcare expert who provides advice on tax-exempt financing, healthcare transactions and regulatory compliance. He is described by commentators as "very knowledgeable and very well respected."

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Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicholas Lynn is a respected healthcare lawyer best known for his experience handling matters in the pharmaceutical and long-term care space. Clients say: "He is a very strategic lawyer who offers phenomenal customer service," adding: "He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable with regard to all areas of healthcare law."

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Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd

From the Chambers USA guide

John Marren has over 30 years' experience advising clients on transactional healthcare matters, as well as Accountable Care Organizations and other alignment strategies. Sources say that he is "an expert on the payor side" and "a big picture guy."

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Elizabeth M Mills

Elizabeth M. Mills P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

"First-rate nonprofit tax attorney" Elizabeth Mills comes recommended for her for knowledge of financial issues in the healthcare space. Clients describe her as "an excellent lawyer who is highly knowledgeable and very practical in her advice."

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Riley is "highly knowledgeable about regulatory issues and transactional matters" and "always gives sound advice," according to clients. He counsels a wide range of hospitals and outpatient service providers, as well as other businesses operating in the healthcare space.

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Dentons

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Wilson is an acclaimed figure in the healthcare sector, well known for her advice on financial transactions and tax-exempt bond issuances. Peers say that she is "excellent, smart and good on her feet," with clients adding that "she is very easy-to-work with, she is very responsive, she meets deadlines and she thinks ahead."

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Husch Blackwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Coffey of Husch Blackwell LLP primarily advises clients on investigation and enforcement matters. Sources regard him as a "great litigator" and a "fabulous practitioner."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clare Ranalli has a notable compliance practice with a particular strength handling certificate of need matters. She receives high praise from clients for her "incredible healthcare regulation expertise."

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W Kenneth Davis, Jr

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Davis advises hospitals and physicians on healthcare regulations and corporate transactions within the industry. Clients describe him as "very efficient and very knowledgeable in the space."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Sandra DiVarco attracts wide praise for her healthcare practice, covering transactional and regulatory healthcare matters. She is an expert in health system restructuring as well as clinical policy and procedural issues.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Durso has a specialty in the representation of long-term care organizations and has notable experience advising other healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations. Peers commend him as "very knowledgeable."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Deborah Gersh is a respected healthcare lawyer with over 30 years' experience advising clients on both transactional and regulatory healthcare matters. Clients describe her as "technically knowledgeable, responsive and professional."

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Jane McCahill, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Jane McCahill is valued by clients who say: "She is extremely knowledgeable and makes very complex issues clear, giving solid guidance on what is possible." She focuses her practice on providing corporate governance and regulatory compliance advice to healthcare providers.

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Richard Raskin is commended for his work in healthcare litigation including handling antitrust enforcement actions for sector clients. He also manages fraud and abuse disputes and is particularly noted for his representation of pharmaceutical manufacturers and clinical laboratories.

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Health Law Consultancy

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathryn Roe is skilled in handling regulation, business operation and information privacy matters for clients in the healthcare space. Sources describe her as "thorough, timely and very efficient."

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Health Law Consultancy

From the Chambers USA guide

Jack Rovner has "a broad perspective and a clear understanding of business and strategic considerations," reports a client. He has a wide-reaching practice within the healthcare sector, with experience counseling clients in relation to antitrust issues, health reform matters and compliance investigations. He also manages healthcare litigation proceedings.

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb" Mark Rust has decades of experience in the industry and is notable for his expertise in both regulatory and transactional healthcare matters. Interviewees highlight his client service skills in particular and consider him "strategic, smart and personable."

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Dentons

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathryn Ashton is "knowledgeable and proactive," according to clients. She is particularly noted for her work in the healthcare financing space. She provides capable representation to both lenders and borrowers.

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Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Babbo is notable for his broad practice encompassing physician-hospital alignment, reimbursement matters and clinical integration. He typically advises physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Ashley Fischer heads up the firm's Chicago healthcare practice and has a notable focus on antitrust matters in the healthcare space. Peers describe her as "considerate, methodical and a good lawyer."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Green of Foley & Lardner LLP is notable for his work in healthcare litigation and transactions, as well as bankruptcy work in the sector. A client reports: "He has deep knowledge of Illinois healthcare laws and regulations, and he understands the needs of his clients."

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Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd

From the Chambers USA guide

Carol Hogan is praised by her peers as "a very, very good technical lawyer. She is precise, careful and good with clients." Her practice encompasses a range of issues, notably hospital-physician alignments and reimbursement issues.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Elias Matsakis of Holland & Knight LLP has a very focused practice advising physician organizations and health systems in integration and alignment matters. Sources say that "he is very professional and very easy to deal with" as well as "a skilled and timely attorney."

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Melvin comes recommended for his knowledge on fraud and abuse matters, Stark Law and Medicare reimbursement issues. Sources describe him as an "extremely sophisticated healthcare transactional attorney," and clients praise his "thorough and tenacious" approach.

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Nixon Peabody LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Julie Seymour is well versed in the financial aspects of healthcare law. She represents a range of clients, including hospitals, governmental issuers and underwriters, on both taxable and tax-exempt bond financing. Sources say: "She represents her clients with a strong voice and in a very professional manner."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roger Strode of Foley & Lardner LLP represents private equity firms, health systems and hospitals, among others, on transactional healthcare matters including M&A and joint ventures. Peers describe him as "a very sound transactional attorney."

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Healthcare department chair Amber Walsh is recognized for advising large clients in healthcare M&A and private equity transactions. She is described as "an excellent lawyer who understands the business and the need to provide practical, solution-oriented advice."

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