Polsinelli Shughart PC, in an effort to further boost its national health care practice, has hired eight lawyers from Bryan Cave LLP, including seven health care attorneys, four of whom are shareholders, Polsinelli said Thursday.
Arnold & Porter LLP has lured business litigator Robert N. Weiner back to the firm, the firm announced Monday, regaining the talents of a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who’s defended public officials against war crimes accusations and aided companies in product liability cases.
East Coast law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has expanded into Tennessee, answering a demand from its corporate, health care and real estate clients for a physical presence in Nashville, the firm announced Friday.
A corporate transactional attorney with a subspecialty in private equity has left Greenberg Traurig LLP to become a corporate health industry partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP's Miami office, McDermott said Wednesday.
An attorney who spent the past 20 years with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has joined Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP in Washington and will advise the firm on health care facility loans in front of HUD, Vorys said Wednesday.
Akerman Senterfitt announced Friday that it had scooped up a healthcare industry consultant and former administrator of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to work with the firm's healthcare practice group.
Bryan Cave LLP has expanded its transactional practice with a mergers and acquisitions partner from Jones Day who specializes in private equity, health care and consumer products including food and beverages, Bryan Cave announced Monday.
Husch Blackwell LLP has bolstered its intellectual property capabilities in Chicago with the addition of a partner from Duane Morris LLP who specializes in pharmaceutical patent fights, the firm announced last week.
Whether she is defending pharmaceutical company executives to a grand jury or representing medical device manufacturers in antitrust battles, health care litigator Jacqui Rubin of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP knows how to get at the core issues underlying every dispute, earning her one of four spots on Law360's list of rising stars under 40 in the health industry.
When Marian Lee started at King & Spalding LLP, she stood out even among the highly qualified group of summer associates, and her superior work on complex medical device and pharmaceutical cases since then has earned her a spot as one of Law360's four health industry rising stars under 40.
When Hunton & Williams LLP was looking to build a food and drug practice, Colleen Heisey was the perfect fit. Heisey's energy has helped her clients navigate drug approvals and earned her a spot as one of four attorneys under 40 honored by Law360 as a rising legal star in the health care industry.
A track record of getting health care clients off the hook in whistleblower False Claims Act cases has earned Marcos E. Hasbun, a partner in Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, a spot as one of Law360's four health industry rising stars under 40.
Perkins Coie LLP has launched a new health care industry group after swiping five attorneys, including three partners, from Bennett Bigelow & Leedom LLC for its Seattle office, the firm said Thursday.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added a partner to bolster its health care practice, bringing a regulatory specialist from Balch & Bingham LLP on board at its Jackson, Miss., office, the firm said Wednesday.
An ex-Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP attorney who was also general counsel at Fortune 100 companies has joined Nixon Peabody LLP's Washington office, where he will lend his expertise on deals, life sciences and government contracts, his new firm said Thursday.
Crowell & Moring LLP has added a new partner to its litigation group in Orange County, Calif., from Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he specialized in insurance, health care, intellectual property and class action defense, the firm said Thursday.
Pryor Cashman LLP has added to its New York office an intellectual property partner formerly an associate of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP who specializes in patent work for telecommunications, technology and health care companies, the firm said Tuesday.
International commercial firm Bird & Bird reinforced its foothold in the African market Thursday by inking an association with the Tunisian law firm Dakhlaoui Avocats that Bird says will beef up its access to project finance opportunities, energy deals, and health care, IT and aviation work on the continent.
Corporate law veteran Anna Buscall, who specializes in the life sciences sector, has jumped to the London office of Arnold & Porter LLP after 20 years at legal giant Allen & Overy LLP, telling Law360 on Wednesday her new firm's mergers and acqusitions practice has room for growth.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has snapped up four attorneys, including two partners, for its Huntsville, Ala., office, boosting its prowess in such sectors as banking, government contracts, technology and health care, the firm announced Thursday.
Oxford Health Plans LLC v. John Ivan Sutter may not be a case about deference after all, but more fundamentally about what parties can expect in arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. Arbitrator interpretations have never been impervious. And, as Stolt-Nielsen and Concepcion prove, the U.S. Supreme Court sees class arbitration as a different animal, say attorneys with Homer Bonner Jacobs.
A Washington, D.C., federal court's recent decision in UPMC Braddock v. Harris confirms the concerns of many health care providers — that their contractual relationships may subject them to affirmative action obligations and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs jurisdiction, even if they have no direct relationship with the federal government, say attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.
Advising clients in surgery center investments or joint ventures carries with it a number of legal trapdoors that may not be obvious to new market participants. While this is true of any heavily regulated industry, here it is more pronounced due to the common involvement of referring physicians in the business relationships and the increased amount of attention the surgery center industry has received from financial and nontraditional buyers, say attorneys with McGuireWoods LLP.
Concerns about the Medicare appeals process and administrative burdens placed on both adjudicators and providers have been building over the last year, and recently, important changes, most notably, the proposed A/B rule, were announced that impact revenue strategies for hospitals in particular, say attorneys with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP.
Looking ahead based on developments in the first quarter of 2013, social media is likely to be a continuing focal point in employment litigation, along with more wage and hour cases, a tighter focus from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and heightened whistleblower protection, says Trina Fairley-Barlow of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Hospitals, physicians and other providers evaluating whether to more comprehensively integrate systems of care should be aware of the significant risks posed by the anti-self-referral and anti-kickback laws. These risks are exemplified by a recent settlement between the government and Intermountain Health Care Inc., say attorneys with Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Recently, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law the nation’s first state law concerning substitution of biosimilars. The law’s requirements that pharmacists give notice of substitution to prescribers and of retail costs to patients differ significantly from the state’s existing law applicable to substitution of small-molecule drugs, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
CVS Pharmacy Inc. recently agreed to pay $11 million to the federal government to resolve allegations of deficient record-keeping in regard to prescriptions for controlled substances. Although the allegations involved several CVS pharmacies in Oklahoma, the deficiencies noted have application to all pharmacies, says Ronald Friedman, a shareholder with Lane Powell PC and former federal prosecutor.
Administrators of hospitals and medical specialty groups have much to learn from four recent cases brought by the federal antitrust regulators and private parties claiming violations of the Sherman and Clayton Acts. Not paying sufficient attention to antitrust perception can create unwelcome responses, say Steve Murphy and Les Levinson of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
Not surprisingly, the expanded use of telehealth presents many of the same regulatory and reimbursement challenges abroad that it does here in the U.S. One region in particular that has taken steps to expand telehealth across borders is Europe, where in an effort to confront the legal issues raised by telehealth, the E.U. has removed and revisited existing regulations, say Dana Pirvu and Rachel Snyder of Epstein Becker & Green PC.