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King & Spalding represents healthcare companies involved in the delivery of healthcare and payment for healthcare services across all facets of the legal issues they face.  We also have one of the broadest and deepest benches of lawyers, scientists and consultants specializing in the representation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies.  We help our clients alleviate risk, accomplish their strategic goals and succeed in litigation.  As one of the largest healthcare practices in the country, we have received national acclaim for excellence in transactional, litigation and regulatory representation of clients across the spectrum of healthcare.

  • King & Spalding’s Healthcare Industry Practice was one of the finalists for the Legal 500 United States Award in Healthcare in 2014.

  • King & Spalding’s Healthcare Industry Practice was one of the finalists nationally for the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • King & Spalding was named FDA Law Firm of the Year 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

  • Law360 named King & Spalding’s Healthcare Industry Practice as one of the four Health Care Practice Groups of the Year for 2012.

  • The American Health Lawyers Association has ranked King & Spalding first in its Top Honors for having the largest number of AHLA members each year since 2007.

  • King & Spalding is the only firm with National Tier 1 rankings in Health Care, FDA, Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.

  • Main Justice has named King & Spalding as one of two firms nationally for Excellence in Life Sciences in its recognition of Best Foreign Corrupt Practices Act defense firms.

  • 231 lawyers and other King & Spalding professionals are members of the American Health Lawyers Association, including 40 lawyers who are also listed in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

  • Super Lawyers magazine has named 59 lawyers from our Healthcare Practice as Super Lawyers, and has identified an additional 22 of our lawyers as Rising Stars.

  • LMG Life Sciences has identified ten King & Spalding attorneys in its 2014 listing of Life Science Stars and named King & Spalding as Medical Device Firm of the Year for 2013.

  • The Legal 500 United States has identified in 2015 thirteen lawyers in its national listings of recommended healthcare and life sciences lawyers, with two of the lawyers named to the elite “leading lawyers” list and considered among the most outstanding nationwide.

  • The Guide to the Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers includes eight members of King & Spalding’s Healthcare Practice.

  • In 2016, Best of the Best USA listed one of the firm's lawyers among the top 31 healthcare lawyers in the country.

  • Law360 named two of the firm’s lawyers as Rising Stars under age 40 in healthcare in 2013 and 2014,  and one of the firm’s lawyers as a Rising Star under age 40 in healthcare in 2015.

  • Best Lawyers in America named two of the firm's lawyers as Healthcare Lawyers of the Year for Washington, D.C., and for Atlanta in 2010 and 2013, and for Houston for 2014.  Eleven King & Spalding lawyers from healthcare were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, along with five King & Spalding lawyers for FDA Law.

Our Healthcare Industry Practice Group includes:

  • Two past presidents and a current director of the American Health Lawyers Association.

  • A past Chairman of the Food and Drug Law Institute.

  • A President of the HCCA/Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE) board of directors and member of the HCCA/SCCE Executive Committee.

  • A former chief of litigation for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • A former U.S. Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

  • A former acting Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. 

  • A former Associate Deputy Attorney General who oversaw the Department of Justice’s criminal and civil healthcare fraud enforcement.

  • Three former FDA Associate Chief Counsels for Enforcement.

  • A former Principal Deputy General Counsel and acting General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • A former Department of Defense Inspector General who oversaw healthcare fraud investigations in the Department’s healthcare system.

  • A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

  • A former Assistant General Counsel of a major health insurer.

  • A former U.S. Senate Senior Investigative Counsel on healthcare matters for the Committee on Finance.

  • Four former U.S. Attorneys and 12 former Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

  • Two past presidents of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

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