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As health care access, delivery, and reimbursement continue to experience massive transformation, our business-focused and regulatory health lawyers partner with clients to secure a competitive advantage and clear the path to future successes. Our solution-oriented team tackles complex legal issues, identifies new market opportunities, and drives strategic growth for clients in all corners of the health care industry.

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As a leader in an industry facing unparalleled challenges, our cross-disciplinary team specializes in health care delivery, corporate organization, government programs, emerging payment programs, managed care models, and a vast array of other cutting edge issues impacting our health care clients.

We couple 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. Our team has a rich understanding of the health industry’s dynamics regarding business, regulations, and competition.

Our success is driven by our ability to partner with organizations across all sectors of health care on a range of services, including ancillary and specialty services, corporate transactions, digital health, financing, government investigations and health care litigation, health information management and privacy, network formation, regulatory compliance, and reimbursement and value-based contracting. We are proud of our ability to deliver unmatched value by providing top-quality counsel and leveraging our geographic footprint, with offices and talent in major metropolitan areas as well as smaller cities across the country.

We Work With

  • Hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and community hospitals
  • Accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks
  • Private equity firms
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Dental services organizations
  • Federally qualified health centers and clinics
  • Medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies
  • Digital health companies
  • Freestanding ambulatory surgery facilities
  • Management services organizations
  • Home health agencies, long-term care providers, and rehabilitation facilities
  • Nursing homes, hospices, and assisted-living facilities
  • Independent physician groups

Select Representative Experience

  • One of the nation’s largest federally qualified health centers in their merger with a leading nonprofit provider of integrated primary care, behavioral care, dental, and substance abuse services; our team continues to serve as outside corporate counsel for the combined entity.
  • One of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. as primary health care counsel for their California facilities, as well as primary health care and IT/licensing counsel for their “digital innovation” operating division, which incubates, joint ventures with and invests in digital health products and services.
  • Exclusive outside counsel for a prominent health care system’s Network Development Department in matters ranging from practice acquisitions to joint ventures, all in an effort to significantly expand their geographic footprint.
  • Leading private equity firm as health care regulatory counsel in ongoing transactions, including the sale of its portfolio company and the purchase of a multi-state DSO, and continuing representation of the DSO on add-on acquisitions.
  • Provider of health care information technology solutions in connection with fraud and abuse analysis of its operations, federal and state privacy compliance, and integrating its pharmaceutical technology products with certain EHR vendors.
  • Large behavioral health IPA, specializing in substance abuse and housing services, in cutting edge contract negotiations with a New York State Innovator ACO.
  • Cutting-edge accountable care organization in a broad range of matters, including fraud and abuse waivers; strategic planning; governmental audits, advice, and outreach; and compliance program advice.
  • National provider of medical, cosmetic, and dermatology services with 50+ locations in connection with its $100-million recapitalization by a private equity firm, as well as ongoing health care regulatory matters.
  • Leading nonprofit dialysis provider as corporate and health care regulatory counsel in various transactions, as well as providing regulatory analyses and guidance involving Medicare and state regulations with regard to expanding its home hemodialysis services in long-term care facilities.
  • Teaching hospital serving New York’s Capital region as principal outside counsel on myriad discrete legal issues, including its alignment with a larger health system and ambulatory surgery center projects.
  • One of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. as outside counsel in all regulatory and transactional matters with respect to their physician alignment issues as well as various matters involving structuring hospital affiliated outpatient clinics, hospital-hospital affiliations, and affiliations with other providers.
  • Prominent teaching hospital in a variety of ongoing matters, including peer review, discipline, and reporting of employed and voluntary members of the medical staff for conduct and competency issues, as well as advice with respect to compliance issues unique to the GME setting.
  • Nonprofit organization with nearly 100 affiliate members that provides services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in various matters, including corporate governance and managed care plans.
  • Large, 70-physician pediatric subspecialty surgical practice in an affiliation with a leading children’s hospital.
  • Multi-hospital network in a wide range of regulatory, licensing, and enforcement matters.
  • Nationwide leader of home care services and assisted living facilities in regulatory and transactional advice including significant acquisitions, contractual arrangements, and providing counsel regarding Medicaid reimbursement.
  • College of nursing adverse to national accrediting body in connection with threatened loss of accreditation for its masters of nursing program. As a result of our efforts, the decision withdrawing accreditation was reversed and the school was re-accredited for ten years.
  • Leading coordinator of mobile dental services with respect to health care regulatory matters.

FTC's health data breach rule covers apps, fitness trackers, agency says

Modern Healthcare | September 16, 2021

This article, covering the Federal Trade Commission’s new guidance that health apps and fitness trackers must notify users of data breaches, quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague on the FTC’s enforcement and broad definition of a breach, noting companies should review their health data policies and obtain patient authorization when necessary.

Government proposes a path to address the significant unmet mental health needs that further came to light with the COVID-19 pandemic

Behavioral Health Business | September 15, 2021

New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady contributed this article on how the COVID-19 pandemic both exacerbated and underscored the growing mental health crisis, and how the Biden-Harris administration, along with state and local governments, is leveraging the more flexible policies adopted during the pandemic to mitigate unmet mental health needs.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | August 31, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

Lawyers on the move

New York Law Journal | August 30, 2021

The following roundup of notable legal news and moves highlight the arrival of Albany Health Care counsel Justin Pfeiffer, who is the former director of the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Program Counsel and focuses his practice on the state’s regulatory landscape.

2021 Health Care Awards: Finalists

Los Angeles Business Journal | August 24, 2021

Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon was selected as a finalist in the LABJ published roundup of its 2021 Health Care Awards, in the “Trusted Advisor of the Year” category.

Seven compliance hacks for after the COVID-19 pandemic

Compliance Today | August 02, 2021

Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank contributed this article outlining seven tips for health care executives to help them stay compliant with the new rules, regulations, and trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic—examples of which include economic relief for providers, various waived healthcare requirements, and a focus on digital/telehealth.

Aging services leaders increasingly join call for COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Skilled Nursing News | July 26, 2021

This article, covering advocates’ push for vaccine mandates among long-term care providers, quotes Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank on the importance of public health officials deciding what is safe in health care settings, and the understanding across states that health care differs from other settings in many respects.

Speaking of health law: Caregivers during the pandemic (podcast)

American Health Law Association | July 13, 2021

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two health care general counsel about the role of caregivers during the pandemic, the challenges they are facing, and how their organizations are providing them with the support they need.

More changes in the California Consumer Privacy Act landscape

Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report | July 01, 2021

Long Island Health Care associate Bianca Lewis contributed this article on the newest changes to the regulations governing the California Consumer Privacy Act and their significance for covered businesses.

Patient says Jefferson Health missed the mark on EHR-driven marketing

Modern Healthcare | June 25, 2021

This article, which discusses concerns surrounding hospitals using electronic health records to promote health services, quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague on the right of patients to opt out of their providers’ mailing lists.

Scripps cyberattack highlights patient safety risks during breaches

Modern Healthcare | May 14, 2021

In this article on the recent cyberattack on Scripps Health, which disrupted the San Diego-based health system’s patient portal and email systems, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague is quoted on HIPAA considerations for health systems when communicating with patients via social media.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | May 13, 2021

The following article features Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe’s selection to lead the Business & Finance Department, which comprises over 200 attorneys across the firm’s Corporate, Health Care, Global Finance, and Private Clients practices.

Nixon Peabody promotes Christopher Keefe

Mergers & Acquisitions | May 12, 2021

The following article features Boston Corporate partner Christopher Keefe’s selection to lead the Business & Finance Department, which comprises over 200 attorneys across the firm’s Corporate, Health Care, Global Finance, and Private Clients practices.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2021

This roundup article of notable Q1 partner-level promotions includes Steve Zubiago’s election to CEO and managing partner; Long Island partner Tara Daub’s and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim’s promotions to Labor & Employment practice group leader and deputy PGL, respectively; and the attorneys from this year’s new partner class.

Can businesses require COVID-19 vaccination proof?

Newsday | April 28, 2021

This article on whether businesses can require vaccination proof from their customers quotes Long Island Health Care associate Michal Ovadia for her outlook on customers that are not able to verify their vaccination status and how this is ultimately uncharted territory.

Speaking of Health Law podcast: The physician perspective on changes in health care

American Health Law Association | April 20, 2021

In this podcast episode, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with the chief medical officer of Equality Health and a Chicago anesthesiologist about how the health care system has changed over the past decade and the effects of health care laws and regulations on physician practices.

Cincinnati insurer led by former American Financial CFO makes first acquisition

Cincinnati Courier | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Transportation insurer Lancer to merge into Core Specialty

Insurance Journal | April 19, 2021

The following article, covering Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, mentions the NP for the work by Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen, associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, for advising Lancer.

Long Beach insurer merges with Cincinnati firm

Long Island Business News | April 19, 2021

This feature story on Long Island-based Lancer Insurance Company’s merger with Core Specialty Insurance Holdings quotes Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen for leading the team that advised Lancer. Long Island associates Ashley Mistretta and Bianca Lewis, and Chicago counsel April Schweitzer, all in the Health Care group, were also mentioned for being a part of the deal team.

COVID-19 GC Roundtable: One Year Later (podcast)

American Health Law Association | April 06, 2021

In this podcast, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank reunites with the three hospital general counsel from last year’ s initial episode, reflecting on their experiences over the past year and how the pandemic has exposed the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health care system and lessons learned.

Middle Market Musings (S1E1)

Podcast | April 02, 2021

Michelle shares what it was like to live and work with front-line care providers in New York the early days of the pandemic, and offers insights on the healthcare industry in its aftermath.

The real world general counsel roundtable podcast-COVID-19 one year later

AHLA Health Law Connections | April 01, 2021

Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank wrote this article recapping a year of her “Speaking of Health Law” podcast series with general counsel from across the health care landscape. Sarah includes insights from several podcast guests reflecting on the experiences and lessons learned over the past year.

Speaking of Health Law: The lingering effects of COVID-19 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | March 30, 2021

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with three assistant professors at Johns Hopkins University, who are also co-founders and co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team Clinic, about the work they are doing related to COVID-19’s long-term effects.

COVID-19 sinks not-for-profit hospitals' operating margins

Modern Healthcare | March 25, 2021

This article, covering the pandemic’s impact on not-for-profit hospitals, quotes Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance partner Julie Seymour on how these hospitals have managed their expenses and reallocated resources in response to reduced demand for patient services.

Amazon's new telehealth service is coming to Massachusetts this summer

Boston Business Journal | March 24, 2021

This article on Amazon’s plan to offer its own telehealth service to the company’s Massachusetts workers this summer quotes Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank on potential telehealth challenges once temporary cross-state provider licenses expire 30 days after the state of emergency ends.

Amazon to pilot in-person health care in D.C. market as it prepares to sell Amazon Care services

Washington Business Journal | March 22, 2021

This article on Amazon’s plan to pilot its own in-person health care offerings to HQ2 employees quotes Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank extensively on the different approaches telehealth providers are taking to launching their services, and regulatory challenges they may face post-COVID.

Speaking of Health Law (podcast)

American Health Law Association | March 08, 2021

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with the Chief Legal Officer of Geisinger Health System and the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Northwell Health about what they hope the next few months will bring, including longer-term trends such as the increased role of telehealth, payment reform, and mental health issues.

Charlesbank Buys Stake in MB2 Dental from Sentinel

Mergers & Acquisitions | February 01, 2021

This article on investment firm Charlesbank Capital Partners’ majority-interest acquisition in MB2 Dental—a dental partnership organization with affiliated practices across 24 states—mentions the firm for the work by Health Care partners Michele Masucci and Mike Schnipper, in Long Island, and associate Jena Grady, in New York.

The Changing Legal Landscape in a Time of Pandemic

ConvergenceRI | January 25, 2021

Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning contributed this article identifying the legal trends in a post-pandemic world surrounding health care delivery, transactions, and employment agreements, where rapid policy interventions have altered the prevailing landscape.

Hospitals See Opportunity, Risk in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Modern Healthcare | January 25, 2021

This article on the increasing trend among hospitals to invest in ambulatory surgery centers extensively quotes Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and Washington, D.C. Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for their outlook on the Department of Health and Human Services’ updated anti-kickback statute, joint ventures among hospitals and ASCs, and a hospital’s ability to attract and retain top surgeons.

Lawsuit Says Missing NH In-Home Care Leads to Nursing Home Stays

Inside Health Policy | January 19, 2021

This article covers a class action complaint filed against the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services for failing to properly administer its CFI Medicaid waiver program. NP—together with NH Legal Assistance, Disability Rights Center-NH, and the AARP Foundation—filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of older adults and persons with disabilities enrolled in the CFI program. The NP team includes Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Deane, associate Kierstan Schultz and paralegal Sharon Willier, and Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights, all of Manchester.

Speaking of Health Law: Crisis Standards of Care (podcast)

American Health Law Association | December 18, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with the Chief Health Care Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges and a law professor from Wayne State University about what providers need to know now about crisis standards of care to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 lessons learned from HIPAA "Right of Access" fines this year

Modern Healthcare | November 25, 2020

In this article on the ramped-up enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights against health care providers, Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses the importance for providers to train their staff and have a workflow in place.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable-Part 10 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | November 05, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two health care general counsel about how their hospitals are managing the pandemic response, including how they are dealing with patient load and planning for the future, and supply and workforce issues.

Member spotlight

Health Law Connections | October 23, 2020

The latest issue of the American Health Law Association’s magazine includes a Q&A with Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank. In addition to highlighting Sarah’s practice, the feature covers some of Sarah’s very early roles, family life and how she’s managing through the pandemic.

Increased Nursing Home Data Reporting Could Bring ‘Perfect Storm’ of Federal Lawsuits

Skilled Nursing News | September 21, 2020

This article, covering takeaways from a recent webinar on long-term care facility infection control enforcement, extensively quotes Washington DC Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky, who provided several best practices for skilled nursing facilities amid increased government scrutiny.

New Executive Order Shows Telehealth Changes Might "Stick"

Healthcare Business Today | September 06, 2020

Washington, DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank contributed this article, which analyzes an August 2020 executive order on the expansion of telehealth services amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the article, Sarah discusses what needs to happen in order for these changes to remain in place after the public health emergency has passed.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable, Part 9 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | August 31, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with University of Kansas Health System Senior Vice President and General Counsel Dan Peters and University of Southern California Vice President and Managing General Counsel Stacy Rummel Bratcher about how their hospitals are managing the pandemic response.

California bill could stifle healthcare M&A

Modern Healthcare | August 20, 2020

Los Angeles Health Care partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Jill Gordon is quoted throughout this article on proposed California legislation that would require the attorney general to sign off on any health care provider transaction exceeding $1 million.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable, Part 8 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | August 06, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with executives of two health care organizations about how their jobs have changed during the pandemic, discussing the challenges of remote workforces, ongoing regulatory changes and scarce resources, among other topics.

Hospitals can transfer patients’ medical debt to RIP Medical Debt, regulators say

Modern Healthcare | July 28, 2020

In this article on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s advisory opinion that will expand national nonprofit and client RIP Medical Debt’s services, Long Island Health Care partner Michele Masucci is quoted on the legal nuances of the advisory opinion and anti-kickback concerns.

Hospitals partner with industry to co-create digital tools

Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2020

In this article on how hospitals are co-developing tools with tech companies, Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted on the factors for hospitals to consider when selecting the right partner and the ways in which hospitals are investing in startups.

Aetna Blasts Conformis For Using Patient To Force Coverage

Law360 | July 24, 2020

Complex Commercial Disputes co-practice group leader and Boston partner Steve LaRose and Manchester associate Kierstan Schultz were mentioned in this article for representing Aetna in a suit regarding coverage for medical device manufacturer Conformis’ customized total knee implants.

ANALYSIS | 42 CFR Part 2 Rules Changes a Welcome Sign for Many Providers

Behavioral Healthcare Executive | July 22, 2020

This story features New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady for her outlook on the Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s final rule to 42 CFR Part 2 relating to substance use disorders.

Healthcare Automation Matters More Than Ever During a Pandemic

HealthTech | July 10, 2020

This article about automation’s increased importance in health care during the pandemic quotes Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank from a panel she moderated at the American Telemedicine Association’s recent 2020 conference. Sarah noted that we are at the very beginning of AI’s expansion in health care.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable, Part 6 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | June 30, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two general counsel on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic about issues that arise with remote work such as cybersecurity, employee morale, and how things might change in the future.

Bayer Ducks Suit Over Birth Control Device Defect Claims

Law360 | June 25, 2020

This article, covering a federal judge’s dismissal of claims against NP client Bayer Corp. related to the company’s Essure birth control device, mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes partner Vivian Quinn and counsel Tracey Scarpello for representing Bayer.

#ATA2020: Artificial Intelligence and Its Role in Virtual Care

HealthTech | June 24, 2020

This article, covering a panel discussion from the American Telemedicine Association’s 2020 conference, quotes Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank on the rapidly expanding role of artificial intelligence in virtual care. Sarah moderated the panel, which included health care stakeholders from across the country.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable, Part 5 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | June 18, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two executives on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic about the future of telehealth, and using the pandemic to inform how we should address future public health emergencies. The speakers also discuss how the pandemic may reshape the health care industry, particularly primary care.

Speaking of Health Law: COVID-19 GC Roundtable, Part 4 (podcast)

American Health Law Association | May 14, 2020

In this podcast episode, Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with two general counsel on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic about how COVID-19 has affected their associations and advocacy activities, and how they are dealing with the related challenges.

COVID-19 GC Roundtable (podcast)

American Health Lawyers Association | April 01, 2020

In this podcast, Washington, D.C. Health Care counsel Sarah Swank speaks with three hospital general counsel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Telehealth and COVID-19

AHLA Speaking of Health Law | March 26, 2020

Washington DC Health Care counsel Sarah Swank appeared on this American Health Lawyers Association podcast to discuss how medical facilities are ramping up telehealth programs in response to the pandemic.

Hospitals seek legal cover amid their coronavirus responses

Healthcare Financial Management Association | March 24, 2020

Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank discusses how waivers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have allowed hospitals to pursue flexible approaches to patient care during the wave of COVID-19 infections.

Forward Thinking Lifts Pandemic-Ready Nixon Peabody

Innovate Long Island | March 24, 2020

Long Island office managing partner Allan Cohen is quoted throughout this article that looks at Nixon Peabody’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the firm’s robust emergency preparedness and business continuity plans.

Coronavirus sparks demand for local telemedicine, marks turning point for the industry

Washington Business Journal | March 20, 2020

Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank talks about how a new waiver that expanded the list of video conference apps and platforms permitted under HIPAA for telemedicine could be a game-changer for the industry.

Navigating telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic: An interview with Jill Gordon and Sarah Swank (podcast)

Inside Reproductive Health | March 19, 2020

In this podcast episode, Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank discuss new regulations around using telemedicine to reach patients in a time of community quarantines.

Hospitals expect to feel the financial pinch from coronavirus efforts. Clinics already are.

Washington Business Journal | March 18, 2020

This article features Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank discussing how hospitals are adjusting to changes in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and how many hospitals can employ lessons learned during the 2008 recession.

The Top Coronavirus Questions Health Attys Are Hearing

Law360 | March 17, 2020

This Q&A with health care attorneys quotes Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Section 1135 waivers and what they mean in practice.

Hospitals balance disclosure and privacy as COVID-19 spreads

Modern Healthcare | March 12, 2020

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague talks about how hospitals can remain in compliance with HIPAA while executing an effective crisis communications plan related to the coronavirus outbreak.

AI in Healthcare – how to avoid fraud and abuse

AIMed | March 09, 2020

Washington, DC, Health Care counsel Sarah Swank wrote this contributed article analyzing how organizations can avoid fraud and abuse pitfalls as clinical AI services become more prevalent in the industry.

Doctors say no secret info used in FCA suit against J&J

Law360 | March 06, 2020

This article mentions Boston Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense partners Hannah Bornstein and Mark Seltzer for their representation of the defendants in a False Claims Act suit centering on faulty hip replacement devices. The defendants have argued the suit should be dismissed on the grounds that confidential information was used in the complaint.

How algorithmic empathy will improve health care

Forbes | February 13, 2020

In his latest contributed column, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder writes about how health care AI technologies that demonstrate empathy can help improve patient satisfaction and engagement.

Proposed rules aim to transform key federal laws restricting health care arrangements

New Hampshire Bar News | January 15, 2020

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Kierstan Schultz and Los Angeles Health Care associate Harsh Parikh co-wrote this contributed article analyzing two new rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services aimed at addressing perceived barriers to care coordination and value-based care in the health industry.

The confidentiality of substance use disorder consumer records regulation

Open Minds | November 27, 2019

New York City Health Care associate Jena Grady wrote this contributed article outlining proposed regulatory changes by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that aim to address the opioid crisis while maintaining confidentiality protections.

Protecting explainable AI innovations in health care

Forbes | November 19, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder also has a new Forbes column, focused on a new frontier in health care AI that has potential to advance diagnostic care but also presents thorny issues related to IP protection.

Are you prepared for a data incident? Plan ahead to allow for an agile response

Chicago Health Executives Forum Newsletter | September 25, 2019

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague wrote this contributed article outlining the factors that organizations should consider when developing a robust incident response plan.

California guidelines advance telehealth for Medicaid patients

Law360 | September 17, 2019

Los Angeles Health Care partner Jill Gordon and associate Harsh Parikh co-wrote this contributed article looking at new state guidelines that will expand Medicaid reimbursement for telehealth services.

21st Century Cures Act driving FDA changes

Modern Healthcare | September 07, 2019

This article discussing the 21st Century Cures Act’s ongoing impact on the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process quotes Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Hannah Bornstein and Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague.

Hospitals lobby to delay DSH funding cuts as October 1 deadline looms

Crain’s New York | September 06, 2019

In this story, Litigation Department Head Scott O’Connell offers his perspective on new financial uncertainty for hospitals as an October deadline looms to avoid large cuts to federal funding for facilities that treat large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Zocdoc's new pricing rankles New York doctors

Crain’s New York Business | August 27, 2019

Long Island Health Care partner Rebecca Simone is quoted in this article about physicians’ reactions to Zocdoc’s new pricing policy and how it may impact New York–based health care providers and medical groups. The article also appeared in Modern Healthcare.

Devicemaker-doctor relationships ripe for fraud litigation

Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2019

This article quotes Washington, DC, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky for his perspective on the overlap between anti-kickback violations and False Claims Act violations when physicians are accused of accepted improper perks from medical device companies.

Match addresses exactly for off-campus claims or risk denials

Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | July 10, 2019

This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.

GSK renews Zofran birth defect dismissal bid after Supreme Court ruling

Reuters Legal | June 04, 2019

This article mentions Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer for his representation of GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing matter related to its anti-nausea medication Zofran.

Match addresses exactly for off-campus claims or risk denials

Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement | June 01, 2019

This article quotes Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague discussing a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policy, taking effect in July, that could complicate the billing and reimbursement process for health care providers.

NY health network mostly skirts white ex-worker's bias suit

Law360 | May 30, 2019

This article mentions Long Island Labor and Employment partner Chris Gegwich and associate Tony Dulgerian for their successful representation of Northwell Health in a discrimination suit.

Restrictive covenants and liquidated damage provisions: Ensuring enforceability to protect businesses and medical practices

New York Law Journal | May 14, 2019

Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partners Dan Gibbons and Jim Weller co-wrote this contributed article analyzing the use of restrictive covenants in physician contracts.

Don't Miss It: Simpson, Latham guide week's hot deals

Law360 | May 10, 2019

Boston Corporate partner David Martland and Chicago Corporate partner Brian Krob are mentioned in this roundup of notable deals for advising Merck in its acquisition of Intermolecular.

Litigators of the Week

Law.com Litigation Daily | April 04, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes partner Scott O’Connell, head of the Litigation Department, is named one of the Litigators of the Week for securing an award of legal fees for his clients, a group of 26 New Hampshire hospitals who sued the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The litigation team also included Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associates Morgan Nighan and Kierstan Schultz.

Health system consolidation may be holding down healthcare employee wages

Modern Healthcare | April 04, 2019

Providence Health Care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article analyzing the wages of health care providers amid the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions.

Chinese biotech company pulls back suit over biased H-1B denials

Law360 | March 07, 2019

Manchester Complex Commercial Disputes associate Nate Warecki is quoted in this article discussing the positive outcome for his client, Chinese biotech firm Vcan, in a dispute with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

GSK accuses Zofran plaintiffs' law firms of funding academic study

Reuters | March 05, 2019

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Mark Seltzer is mentioned in this article for representing GlaxoSmithKline in an ongoing dispute related to the company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran.

Commercial ventures present opportunities and risks for health systems

Modern Healthcare | March 02, 2019

Long Island Affordable Housing and Real Estate Partner Ed Puerta is quoted in this article discussing the trend of hospitals using creative acquisition strategies to increase their patient base.

No. 385: Pigs fly, Adelphi soars and Captain America meets Hitler – Plus, a healthy turn at Bethpage Black

Innovate LI | March 01, 2019

Long Island Health Care partner Peter Egan is highlighted in this executive news roundup for his elevation to Health Care practice group leader at Nixon Peabody.

Hospital defeats deaf workers bias suit at 2nd Circuit

Law360 | February 28, 2019

Rochester Labor & Employment Counsel Marion Blankopf is mentioned in this article for her successful defense of Highland Hospital against a suit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

LI people on the move

Newsday | February 25, 2019

In the following coverage, Long Island Health Care partner Peter Egan is highlighted for his elevation to Health Care practice group leader at Nixon Peabody.

Nixon Peabody taps leading lawyer for healthcare practice

Long Island Business News | February 22, 2019

In the following coverage, Long Island Health Care partner Peter Egan is highlighted for his elevation to Health Care practice group leader at Nixon Peabody.

Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | February 19, 2019

The elevation of Long Island Health Care partner Pete Egan to practice group leader is included in this roundup of notable moves in the legal industry.

Pulse Newsletter – At a Glance

Crain’s New York | February 13, 2019

The elevation of Long Island Health Care partner Pete Egan to practice group leader is included in this roundup of notable leadership moves in the health care space.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | February 13, 2019

The elevation of Long Island Health Care partner Pete Egan to practice group leader is mentioned in this roundup of notable executive moves.

What Chicago Public Schools can teach about determining breach liability

Legaltech News | November 08, 2018

Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague is quoted in this article on which party can expect to be found liable for a Chicago Public Schools data breach allegedly triggered by the actions of the third-party vendor’s former employee.

$4.8B Akorn ruling more outlier than shift at Chancery

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

Delaware Chancery Court issues rare decision finding Material Adverse Effect justifying termination of merger

Law360 | October 14, 2018

In the following coverage, Rochester Corporate partner Lori Green, Complex Commercial Disputes partners Rick McGuirk and Carolyn Nussbaum, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Chris Mason analyze a key ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court that affirmed the existence of a material adverse event allowing German pharmaceutical company Fresenius to back down from a merger with Akorn, Inc.

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