Healthcare

TJ Murphy, Diana Lloyd, Jack Cinquegrana, Christine Savage, Lee Feldman, Julia Hesse

Blue Chip Clients

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cape Cod Healthcare
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Massachusetts General Hospital
South Shore Hospital
Tufts Health Plan

Strategic and Scientific Expertise

Biotechnology
Cardiology
Diagnostics
Drug delivery
Genomics
Immunology
Medical devices
Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
Oncology
Pharmaceuticals
Proteomics

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    Over one-third of equity partners and majority of practice areas recognized for excellence.

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    Choate attorneys represented a private equity investor in the acquisition and restructuring of a regional ambulatory surgery center, large multi-office physician practice and several related optical shops.  On behalf of the surgicenter, Choate coordinated all regulatory approvals, including those required by the state licensing agency and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Choate also developed a new management company structure for the venture.

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    Choate attorneys represented a community hospital in the first Stark law matter resolved under CMS' controversial Self Referral Disclosure Protocol, which was instituted in late 2010.  On behalf of the hospital, Choate was able to secure a favorable financial resolution for the institution without further administrative or legal action by the federal government.    

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    Choate attorneys recently represented a hospital in responding to an OIG audit of its handling of electronic protected health information.  Working with outside data security consultants, Choate assisted the hospital in evaluating the strength of its data security program and identifying opportunities to enhance the program by revising and tightening relevant policies and procedures.   

 

Healthcare

"unique ability to handle [novel situations], providing rapid advice on request at any time of day"

Chambers USA

Premier Healthcare Practice 

Representing leading healthcare providers and private equity firms investing in healthcare.  One of first and most prominent healthcare practices in US.

Blue Chip Clients

Lawyers have represented blue chip clients, including:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cape Cod Healthcare
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    South Shore Hospital
    Tufts Medical Center

Breadth & Depth 

Extensive experience in solving the most pressing legal issues of healthcare providers, including:

Academic medical centers
Ancillary service providers
Health informatics companies
Hospices
Hospitals

Life sciences companies
Pharmaceutical companies
Physicians
Practice management companies (DSOs, MSOs)

Bench Strength

Integrated team of corporate, regulatory and life sciences attorneys representing healthcare providers, technology and science companies and their investors.  Lawyers throughout practice areas consistently receive national recognition for excellence.  Practice chair recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Full Range of Healthcare Services

Full range of services for healthcare providers, including:

Antitrust
Bankruptcy & insolvency
Data privacy/breach responses
E-health
Fraud & abuse compliance
Human subjects research
Licensure & certification
Medical staff disputes

Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements
Mergers & acquisitions
Outside general counsel services
Pharmaceutical marketing/off-label matters
Regulatory compliance
Scientific misconduct investigations
Stark law self disclosures
Strategic partnerships

Preeminent Private Equity/Venture Capital Clients 

Lawyers have represented preeminent private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies in healthcare investments, M&A transactions, licensing and regulatory matters, including:

Altaris Capital Partners
BV Investment Partners
Candescent Partners
Capital Resource Partners
Century Capital
Heritage Partners

Mainsail Partners
Riverside Partners
Spectrum Equity
Summit Partners
Symmetric Capital

Scientific & Strategic Expertise

Team of IP attorneys, patent agents and staff scientists, many with PhDs and other advanced degrees, expert in major fields, including:

Biotechnology
Cardiology
Diagnostics
Drug delivery
Genomics
Immunology

Medical devices
Nanotechnology
Neuroscience
 Oncology
Pharmaceuticals
 Proteomics

National Recognition

  • “Buyout Deal of the Year” award for 2005: Choate represented private equity seller in sale of nursing home portfolio company (Buyouts Magazine)
  • Chair of healthcare practice recognized in Chambers USA:  The Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Nationally recognized as one of the leading practices of its kind by US News & World Report

Leading US Law Firm

One of nation’s leading law firms for over a century.

 

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