The healthcare industry is evolving by the minute. Healthcare companies and organizations need lawyers with a deep understanding of the business of healthcare and legal experience across multiple practice areas to help navigate this challenging and exciting evolution. The White and Williams healthcare industry team is a cross-disciplinary group of attorneys who collaborate to assess and mitigate risks and develop thoughtful strategies that enable our clients to capitalize on opportunities.
We provide a broad spectrum of legal services to entities and individuals who are directly part of and/or affiliated with the healthcare industry, including healthcare providers; hospitals and health systems; private individual and group practices; investors; research organizations; continuing care, long-term care, assisted living facilities and home health agencies; and payors, self-insured plans and plan administrators. Our attorneys also counsel companies and investors actively involved in developing and marketing innovative technologies in the life sciences, medical device and digital health arenas, as well as buyers and sellers, tenants, landlords and lenders with respect to real estate used in the healthcare industry, in particular medical office buildings and assisted living facilities.
To help clients succeed and thrive in this ever-changing environment, we monitor and review healthcare industry developments, trends, laws and regulations to aid our clients in implementing strategies to achieve optimal and positive outcomes.
Areas of Focus
Business and Corporate Transactions
We provide healthcare industry clients with corporate, tax, regulatory and transactional advice on a wide range of business-related matters. We collaborate with clients to develop strategic solutions to the complex legal and business issues they face, while helping them achieve their business objections.
Cyber Law and Data Protection
We assist clients with developing and implementing comprehensive data security and privacy programs to meet their legal needs under growing state and federal data protection laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HI-TECH Act) and the 21st Century Cures Act.
Health Insurance, Tax and ERISA
We help clients navigate the myriad changes in how healthcare is being delivered and paid for, which exposes payers to liability, while eroding existing protections. We represent insurers, employers, brokers, re-insurers, third-party administrators, self-insureds, ERISA plans and related entities in a wide array of matters. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience and broad knowledge from years of handling complex and unique issues under both individual and group plans.
Our interdisciplinary team regularly advises clients in acquiring, protecting and monetizing intellectual property rights and litigating or alternatively resolving disputes regarding such rights in the U.S. and abroad.
Labor and Employment
Our extensive experience in representing hospitals and healthcare institutions, as well as physicians and allied health professionals, gives us unique perspective in terms of institutional issues, including hospital/medical staff relationships, physician group structure, personnel and insurance coverage and risk management issues.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The group has a well-earned reputation for handling high-stakes, high-risk cases across a broad spectrum of issues, including professional liability, fraud and abuse claims and out-of-network coverage litigation. We also provide general representation and counseling in various areas of healthcare law, including administrative and court proceedings involving licensure issues, staff privileges and credentialing, payment disputes and potential antitrust implications.
Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
The group has developed a niche for handling the most complex cases including catastrophic birth injuries, brain injury, emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care and oncology. We provide training to clients to minimize future risk and potential liability by identifying areas of improvement. We also conduct audits for insurance providers to assess policies/procedures, ensure compliance with contracts and stated policies/procedures, evaluate claims handling, and monitor/assess for proper reserves and risk management.
Real Estate Acquisition, Sale, Leasing and Finance
The ability of our real estate lawyers to understand the nuances of a transaction, their diverse and extensive industry and legal experience, and fostering a team approach with their clients has garnered the group a well-deserved reputation for being deal makers whose primary goal is always the success of the client.
Regulatory and Compliance
We ensure that clients are compliant with all federal and multi-state healthcare laws and regulations, including Medicare/Medicaid, HIPAA, the CURES Act, Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act, among others. We also represent clients in investigations, audits and litigation or disputes arising from regulatory and compliance issues.
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction and Surety
- Corporate and Securities
- Cyber Law and Data Protection
- Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy
- Intellectual Property
- Labor and Employment
- Life, Health, Disability and ERISA
- Product Liability
- Real Estate
- Trusts and Estates