Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Holland & Knight's Healthcare & Life Sciences Team assists the full range of industry participants, from providers, payers and networks to manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, in all aspects of their operations.
  • Many of our team members have served as in-house counsel to a wide range of healthcare businesses, associations and governments, which provides us with an in-depth understanding of the industry and the challenges faced by our clients.
  • Our team includes attorneys across the firm who concentrate on the areas of law impacting our healthcare clients, including compliance, litigation and dispute resolution, healthcare reform, regulatory law, legislative action, corporate, tax and general transactional issues.
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The rapid-fire changes occurring today in the legal and regulatory arenas that shape healthcare law create an array of compliance, transactional and litigation issues that can make your day-to-day operations increasingly complicated.

As one of the largest healthcare and life sciences practices in the U.S., Holland & Knight's dedicated healthcare attorneys and professionals apply in-depth knowledge of the industry and the resources of the firm to promote and protect your interests.

The Advantage of Hands-On Experience

You will benefit from a team of lawyers who understand the demands and pressures you face. Many served previously as in-house counsel to a wide range of healthcare businesses, associations and governments. Their industry positions included the following:

  • former counsel to health plans, hospitals, pharmacy chains, health care accreditors and other stakeholders
  • former in-house counsel in the global business development department of a major pharmaceutical company
  • former federal and state prosecutors
  • in-house counsel to provider and health insurer trade associations
  • former members of Congress, agency officials and Capitol Hill staff who have developed the laws and regulations that govern your business

Diverse Client Base

Rich healthcare legal experience has made Holland & Knight a partner of choice across the full range of healthcare-related businesses – from providers, payers and networks to manufacturers, distributors and suppliers.

Broad Industry Know-How

Whether your matter involves compliance, litigation and dispute resolution, False Claims Act defense, regulatory law, legislative action, corporate, tax or general transactional issues – Holland & Knight's healthcare and life sciences attorneys have the experience and acumen you need to prevail. You're backed by a team that's highly competent, current and connected to your industry.

Integrated Practice Support

Keeping abreast of the emerging trends and legislative issues can be daunting. By drawing on our integrated practice groups and industry-based teams, Holland & Knight can help you navigate the legal complexities of the healthcare industry. Owners and operators of hospitals, clinical laboratories, long-term care and other health-related facilities look to us with confidence for legal representation that is responsive, proactive and efficient. Holland & Knight's Health Privacy Team counsels clients on HIPAA law and security issues. Our multidisciplinary approach also allows us to provide highly effective support to help you meet the challenges and issues arising from the ongoing evolution of life sciences law.

Keeping You Well-Connected

Holland & Knight lawyers work hard to build relationships – with government and state elected officials, with the industries we serve and with the business communities across the country where we live and work. Whether you need guidance in negotiating a business transaction, ensuring compliance with public health law policy, employee training on HIPAA law and privacy standards, or advancing your project through the legislative process, our ability to leverage these relationships yields powerful, consistent results for your business.

Leading Lawyers on Your Side

The Healthcare & Life Sciences Team has been recognized in numerous publications.

  • The 2024 Chambers USA guide ranked more than 20 Holland & Knight partners from Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas for Healthcare, Healthcare: Government Investigations & Fraud, and Healthcare: Regulatory law. The firm ranked in Band 3 Elite for Nationwide, Band 1 for Tennessee, Band 2 for Alabama and Florida, Band 3 for Georgia, Massachusetts and New York, and Band 4 for Texas.
  • In 2024, Modern Healthcare ranked Holland & Knight as the nation's largest healthcare law firm based on the firm's more than 400 attorneys covering virtually every segment of the healthcare industry.
  • Holland & Knight received a national first-tier ranking in the 2024 Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide in Health Care Law, and metropolitan first-tier rankings in the following markets: Austin, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Orlando and Tallahassee. The firm also earned metropolitan first-tier rankings for Litigation – Health Care in Dallas and Nashville.
  • The Legal 500 United States 2024 guide ranked Holland & Knight as a top firm for Healthcare: Service Providers. Partners Maria Currier, Shannon Britton Hartsfield, Jeffrey Mittleman, Brian Platton and Jennifer Weaver were recommended in the Healthcare: Service Providers practice category.
  • Holland & Knight was ranked fifth in the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Top Honors in 2024 based on AHLA membership.
  • Holland & Knight's representation of Newport Healthcare in its acquisition of PrairieCare was named "Americas Industry Deal of the Year – Health Care" at the 2024 Americas and Global Markets M&A Atlas Awards, hosted by the Global M&A Network. Holland & Knight's representation of Newport was led by Partners Brent Hill and Colbey Reagan.
  • In the 2023 Best Lawyers in America guide, nearly 40 Holland & Knight attorneys from offices across the country were recognized in the Health Care Law and Litigation – Health Care categories.
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences Of Counsel Jerome Hoffman was selected for Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2023 Hall of Fame.
  • Partner Maria Currier was named Law360 "MVP of the Year" in Health Care for 2022.
  • Holland & Knight received top recognition in the American Bar Association's Health Law Section – Annual Top 10 Law Firms in the Northeastern Region ranking.

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