Winston & Strawn has developed an industry-wide practice in the health care field that encompasses virtually all aspects of health care law and integrates several different practice areas, including regulatory, legislative, antitrust, litigation, corporate, labor and employment, and employee benefits.
Our attorneys serve as general, litigation, and special counsel to a wide variety of health care organizations. In addition, with a solid understanding of the health care industry, we represent financial institutions, including investment banks, equity investors, investment advisers, venture capital firms, and national banking and lending institutions in health care transactions and financing. We also advise private equity firms and lenders regarding the health care regulatory matters involved in their investment and financing of health care entities.
In addition to litigation and transactions, we regularly counsel clients on a broad spectrum of other issues in the health care sector, including fraud and abuse issues, HIPAA and other privacy laws, certificate of need issues, insurance coverage, compliance plans, health care financing, patient transfers, labor issues, disciplinary hearings, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, risk management, general liability, privileges and physician recruitment, provider tax exemptions and tax requirements, employee relations and discrimination, union avoidance and union negotiations, antitrust compliance, and lobbying.
Representative clients in the health care sector include: C.R. Bard Inc., CVS/Caremark, Northshore University HealthSystem, DaVita, Inc., and Fresenius Medical Care North America.