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For healthcare clients who are faced with the need to litigate, King & Spalding offers the unusual combination of lawyers who have deep healthcare expertise and lawyers who also routinely try high-exposure and mission critical cases. Our healthcare litigators are trained to litigate in court, before juries, in administrative proceedings, before arbitration panels and in various appellate forums. At the same time, we understand the intricate healthcare payment system, the unique business environment and the overlay of regulations and agency oversight that affect the way that healthcare entities operate.

King & Spalding's Healthcare Litigation Practice spans all facets of the industry. We represent for-profit and non-profit health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, managed care organizations such as insurers, HMOs, administrators of self-funded plans and pharmacy benefit managers, and accounting firms in health industry related issues. King & Spalding's Product Liability Practice, which has been named one of the Top 3 in the United States, has a long track record of defending product liability and mass tort cases against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

Our lawyers have litigated myriad disputes on behalf of healthcare entities, including class actions attacking pricing practices, regulatory compliance challenges, managed care disputes, disputes arising from merger-related activity, reimbursement disputes and challenges to accounting practices. King & Spalding lawyers handle dozens of investigations each year, including many in the healthcare industry that are government-initiated or related to suits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.

Our healthcare litigation clients receive a unique type of representation that is available only from a firm that routinely handles "bet the company" litigation and also offers an incomparable breadth and depth of knowledge of the healthcare industry.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managed care network disputes

  • Management or services contract disputes

  • Pharmaceutical pricing litigation

  • Alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitration and mediation

  • Government civil proceedings including whistleblower suits brought under the federal False Claims Act

  • Class actions

  • Bid protest litigation

  • Representation of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in commercial and tort litigation

  • Medical Staff and Credentialing

  • Internal Compliance Investigations

  • Certificate of Need Hearings

  • Licensure disputes and proceedings

  • Hearings before the Commissioner of Insurance

  • Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement appeals

  • Temporary restraining orders

  • Commercial litigation including commercial fraud, contract, corporate governance, fiduciary, professional liability, RICO, securities, and tax matters
James W Boswell III (Jim) 
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