Press Release
March 31, 2022

Holland & Knight Continues Expansion of Healthcare Practice with Addition of Kenneth Yood in California

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2022) – After adding 20 healthcare industry partners in 2021, Holland & Knight has now hired healthcare regulatory Partner Kenneth Yood in Los Angeles. Mr. Yood was formerly a partner with Sheppard Mullin.

Mr. Yood represents a wide range of healthcare providers and healthcare companies, including specialty and general acute hospitals (including local district, nonprofit and for-profit facilities), home health agencies, specialty pharmacy and infusion centers, pharmaceutical vendors, nursing facilities, and health information and management providers. His regulatory practice also encompasses a substantial transactional element that includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence and structuring, M&A regulatory counsel, licensing and the creation of healthcare-related ventures.

"Ken has a strong practice in California and is committed to helping us build our California healthcare capabilities," said Jeffrey Mittleman, co-leader of the firm's Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group. "His experience with M&A transactions will be especially valuable to our deal teams, which are seeing unprecedented levels of transactions, especially in the healthcare industry. Ken also has experience in handling complex Medicare provider reimbursement appeals, which adds to our existing capabilities in this area."

"Holland & Knight is providing a wonderful opportunity to build a full-service, client-centered healthcare practice on the West Coast," said Mr. Yood. "The firm has an impressive network of healthcare attorneys in some of the largest markets in the U.S., and I look forward to replicating that success in California and becoming a valuable resource to the firm's national healthcare clients."

Mr. Yood earned a J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, an M.P.H. degree from Harvard University and a B.A. degree from Haverford College. He is consistently recognized as a leading healthcare attorney by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

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