Health care industry clients must compete in a complex and unpredictable business environment marked by rising costs, shrinking reimbursement, constantly increasing regulatory requirements, and intensified compliance scrutiny. In this environment, it is critical to work with attorneys who not only understand health care, but also provide innovative solutions that work. Nixon Peabody is an industry leader in serving health care clients, with the comprehensive resources and wide-ranging experience to help our clients successfully navigate these challenges.
Nixon Peabody’s Health Services practice offers unparalleled coverage for any challenge that may arise for our clients as they advance while conforming to regulatory, corporate, and compliance mandates. We have extensive industry knowledge and experience, and are current on emerging trends. Our team serves as outside general counsel to numerous integrated delivery systems, hospitals, health care businesses, physician groups, and other providers, and we are frequently retained to serve as special counsel on particular projects, transactions, or issues.
Our team offers a cross-firm, industry-focused approach that applies our interdisciplinary experience and resources to address the constantly changing challenges facing our clients. We draw upon the skill and experience of attorneys across the firm to provide targeted advice on areas of law that affect health care clients, including antitrust, charitable giving, employee benefits and ERISA, environmental, financing, health care litigation, intellectual property, tax (including not-for-profit and tax-exempt entities), labor and employment, government relations, real estate, and white collar crime.
Health Care Crisis Litigation
Protecting clients’ brands for patient care and safety through a health care crisis is mission critical. Our skilled trial team advises clients from the initial press inquiry to the more critical government investigations—all the way through representation in litigation and class actions. Our ability to coordinate the institutional response over multiple parallel criminal, regulatory, and civil actions is an effective way to restore trust and confidence in our clients’ products and services. Our experience as coordinating counsel in some of today’s most serious, national health care crises demonstrates a track record of successfully solving these complex and potentially catastrophic problems.
Our team has the creativity to get the job done. Nixon Peabody’s Health Care practice was recognized in the “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2011–2012), earning national honors and metropolitan honors in Albany, New York City, Boston, and Rhode Island.
- FDA Cracking Down on Compounders at Historic Pace
Law360 | April 22, 2013
Washington, DC, health services and life sciences partner Areta Kupchyk provides commentary in this feature article discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to police the compounding pharmacy sector.
- ACA Checkup Can Help Keep Firm Healthy
Providence Business News | April 8, 2013
Providence Health Services partner Steve Zubiago and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column focused on “play-or-pay” health care reform mandates that will require many companies to make changes in whether and how they provide health care benefits to their employees.
- Medical Apps Get the Once Over from the FDA
Marketplace | March 29, 2013
Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk discusses mobile medical apps and the FDA’s guidelines for approval.