Our expertise includes advising clients in various segments of the healthcare industry, such as health systems, hospitals, hospital networks, physician practices, physician networks, and physician-hospital networks. Matters in which our antitrust lawyers are frequently involved deal with advising hospitals and physicians on managed care contract negotiations and terminations, structuring messenger model networks and financially and clinically integrated IPAs and PHOs, conducting antitrust audits of hospital and physician networks, and defending hospitals and physicians networks against claims by competitors, payors or the government. Our healthcare clients also turn to us for counseling on benchmarking, distribution, marketing, pricing, and trade association participation.
We are equally skilled at planning and implementing strategies to gain antitrust clearances and approvals for our clients’ mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. In many of our matters, we team with corporate and regulatory lawyers in our nationally-recognized Healthcare Practice Group to ensure we meet our clients’ objectives and to deepen our expertise relating to the services, products and markets involved.
Our antitrust lawyers include several who have served in significant positions within the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies, including the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and a former FTC lawyer, and several others recognized by Chambers USA. We also take pride in our excellent relationships with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, which enables us to keep our healthcare clients abreast of the latest antitrust developments and to obtain favorable results for our clients.
We regularly appear before all key competition authorities including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General and the European Commission. We routinely provide antitrust compliance and training programs to in-house counsel and business clients.
We also regularly publish articles regarding recent healthcare antitrust developments and frequently participate in ABA and AHLA programs regarding healthcare antitrust.
By partnering with in-house counsel on our matters, our Healthcare Antitrust lawyers make the commitment to understand each client’s business and legal needs so we can set forth a course of action that is cost-effective and efficient.