Hogan Lovells has significantly boosted its health practice by bringing aboard three attorneys this week, including the former health policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and two of UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s top lawyers.
Foley & Mansfield PLLP has snagged four Michigan attorneys to launch new practices covering health care and whistleblower complaints involving fraudulent billing of government programs, establishing a presence in booming areas and boosting its employment law capabilities, the firm announced Tuesday.
DLA Piper has brought on a former assistant U.S. attorney with experience in health care fraud, securities fraud and violent crime to boost its litigation practice, the firm announced Monday.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has snapped up two former Epstein Becker Green partners for its Washington office, bolstering its mergers and acquisitions and regulatory capabilities for its health care and life sciences clients, the firm said Monday.
Foley & Lardner LLP has added a Boston-based mergers and acquisitions specialist from McDermott Will & Emery LLP with three decades of dealmaking experience, including key roles in tie-ups among medical providers that are increasingly joining forces in response to health reform, the firm announced Thursday.
Epstein Becker Green announced Wednesday that an attorney with extensive managed care and health insurance industry experience is rejoining the firm in its health care and life sciences practice after working in several industry roles, beefing up Epstein's presence in both Washington and New York.
Michael A. Andrews, a former Democratic House representative from Texas, has joined King & Spalding LLP’s Washington office as a senior counsel in its government advocacy and public policy practice, the firm announced Monday.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner Eric Sitarchuk's crowning achievement for 2012 was a Pennsylvania hospital network's victory in a bitter qui tam battle, but Sitarchuk's year also included quiet negotiations that highlighted his skill in dealing with regulators, earning him a spot among Law360's Health Care MVPs.
Robert Salcido of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP represented a nationwide nursing home company in an $895 million False Claims Act case that went to trial — a rarity in itself — and won, earning him a spot among Law360's Health Care MVPs.
Sidley Austin LLP's Paul Kalb has repeatedly helped save the day when drugmakers faced steep fines and exclusion from government health programs, including negotiation of a deal to keep GlaxoSmithKline PLC from being booted out of Medicare, winning him a space among Law360's Health Care MVPs.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Gregory Luce’s tireless work on behalf of his clients, leading to a number of significant False Claims Act outcomes in their favor, has earned him a spot on this year’s Law360 list of Health Care MVPs.
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation's largest health insurance company, has tapped Dorsey & Whitney LLP's managing partner as its new chief legal officer, the companies said Tuesday.
Aiming to bolster its presence among life sciences corporations and medical providers, Sidley Austin has lured a leading strategist from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to its government strategies group in Washington, the firm announced Thursday.
A veteran health care attorney has jumped to Reed Smith LLP's Philadelphia office after nearly a decade at Cozen O'Connor, Reed Smith announced Monday, enhancing the firm's offerings to providers who face reimbursement, privacy and contract claims from government and private payors.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has bolstered its litigation and health care departments by adding to its Chicago office a Jones Day lawyer with bankruptcy, intellectual property, white collar criminal defense, commercial real estate, antitrust and product liability experience, as well as a K&L Gates LLP health law veteran, the firm said Wednesday.
Dykema Gossett PLLC has snagged an antitrust, health care and white collar specialist from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for its Chicago office, the firm said Monday.
Pennsylvania-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has added K&L Gates LLP lobbyist Jim Welty, a tax, energy and health care public policy adviser, to its government relations practice in Harrisburg, Pa., the firm announced Thursday.
A onetime general counsel to former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has jumped to Hunton & Williams LLP's Miami office from litigation boutique Colson Hicks Eidson, a move Hunton & Williams said Monday would boost its environmental and pharmaceutical sector services.
Crowell & Moring LLP has boosted its national health care practice with the addition of a former co-chairman of Locke Lord LLP’s health care practice and two other partners to its Los Angeles office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Dilworth Paxson LLP has tapped former Saul Ewing LLP health care and life sciences partner Karen Palestini to take over as the firm’s health care practice chair, Dilworth said Monday.
Unfortunately, the credentials normally supplied by Big Law firms in beauty contests simply do not tell in-house counsel what they really want to know. Without discounting the difficulty of obtaining helpful information from candidates for outside counsel, there is one question that may be useful for in-house counsel to pose, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
While the recently issued guidance on how companies may remind patients to refill their prescriptions under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act provides some latitude regarding the content of and payment for such communications, uncertainties about permissible remuneration remain, say Robyn Shapiro and Jeremy Shapiro-Barr with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
The French Sunshine Act, which requires national councils to disclose information submitted by affected enterprises that produce or market medications, medical devices and biomaterials about agreements with French health care professionals, has opened up many questions for debate and challenges for life sciences manufacturers who may be within the scope of the act, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP.
In recent actions against a medical laboratory, a marketer of home-monitoring cameras and a mobile device manufacturer, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has signaled its intent to expand its aggressive assertion of authority under the Federal Trade Commission Act’s “unfair trade practices” prong to regulate a broader range of data security practices and product design features, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
President Obama seems to be of the view that if law school were reduced to two years, students would incur two-thirds of the expense of attending law school, be burdened by two-thirds of the debt they currently have, and be generally economically better off than they are today after three years of law school. Most startling about the president’s proposal, however, is that he did not discuss the educational effect of his suggestion on the students or the effect on their clients, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
As shown by Affinity Health Plan Inc.'s recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, the modern copier poses a security risk for any company that processes or possesses personally identifiable information, personal health information or proprietary information — including trade secrets, research and development records, marketing plans, M&A strategies and financial information, says Kenneth Dort of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
When it comes to preventing cyberattacks, the U.S. government can’t protect its own networks, let alone those of large law firms. And when it comes to deterring and punishing intruders, our government offers even less. We have to do more than play defense. We didn’t reduce street crime by requiring pedestrians to buy better body armor every year, says Stewart Baker, a partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
North Carolina is not the only state experiencing lawsuits and legislative efforts directed at dental practice management companies. As the dental practice management model becomes more popular, scrutiny around the industry as a whole is on the rise, say Bart Walker and LauraLee Lawley of McGuireWoods LLP.
What should an attorney do in the middle of a deposition if her client answers in a way that suggests a misunderstanding of the question or sudden memory loss? She will likely want to confer with her client at the next available opportunity, but her ability to do so without waiving privilege will depend, in part, on where the deposition is taking place, say attorneys with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against LabMD Inc. for allegedly failing to protect consumers' personal data and medical information. From this case, businesses that maintain, collect, receive or transmit consumers' information should learn that to the FTC, a data security breach falls under the umbrella of "unfair and deceptive" practices, say attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP.