Healthcare Services & Providers

As acknowledged market leaders in the healthcare industry, Latham & Watkins’ lawyers have unmatched expertise in the entire spectrum of legal and business challenges facing the healthcare services and providers sector.

Why Latham

Industry Insight and Experience

With a dedicated Healthcare Services & Providers Industry Group operating across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, more than 120 lawyers in the group utilize their industry knowledge, legal expertise, commercial and government insights to help clients navigate an increasingly complex landscape.

Latham advises sophisticated hospital, health system, provider and payor clients, financial investors and other players in the healthcare sector dealing with challenging transactional, investigatory, litigation, antitrust and competition, and regulatory issues.

The group possesses years of experience advising a range of healthcare industry businesses, including:

  • Hospitals, academic medical centers, healthcare systems
  • Managed care providers, integrated delivery systems
  • Health insurance companies, health plans and other payor organizations
  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies
  • Physician organizations
  • Rehabilitation, diagnostic, and other ancillary service providers
  • Countries, states, municipalities, and other government and government-sponsored agencies operating healthcare sector enterprises
  • Healthcare trade associations
  • Financial investors, investment banks, institutional lenders, private equity firms, venture capital firms and others with focus on the healthcare sector

The unique breadth of the industry group's experience and client base affords a deep understanding of the industry, allowing its lawyers  to offer superior counsel to clients involved in transactions, investigations, litigation, antitrust and competition, and regulatory issues. With a highly developed grasp of the regulatory environments and markets clients face around the world, Latham lawyers offer clients careful and practical guidance that meets their business needs.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Latham's lawyers have handled some of the most significant hospital and healthcare provider investigations — including investigations of nation-wide operators.  The firm's lawyers have also worked on many of the largest healthcare industry transactions around the globe. Latham regularly helps clients address issues relating to a wide spectrum of legal challenges, including:

Our Experience

Because healthcare legal issues extend beyond healthcare law, Latham lawyers across the firm support healthcare clients in all areas of their business. Additional services offered by the firm include:

  •  Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Competition law
  • Corporate transactions and securities laws
  • Conventional and tax-exempt financing
  • Environmental law
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) negotiations
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor, employment, pensions and employment retirement (e.g. ERISA)
  • Real estate and land use
  • Restructurings, bankruptcies and workouts
  • Subsidies
  • Securitization of healthcare receivables
  • Tax and tax-exemption laws (e.g. non-profit organizations)

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Honored as Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year - January 21, 2018
  • Latham Partners Honored for Leadership in Los Angeles - November 02, 2017
  • Ten Partners Honored as 2016 MVPs - January 04, 2017
  • Firm Advises on Six Groundbreaking “Deals of the Year” - June 07, 2016
  • Latham Earns “Capital Markets Group of the Year” Recognition - January 31, 2016
"I've been extremely happy with the firm's work. They have deep healthcare expertise, as well as knowledge and experience of working with government programs." — Chambers USA 2013


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Thought Leadership

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