The health care industry has never faced a more tumultuous time. Knowing what’s ahead and where the new opportunities are can help you maintain a competitive edge. Mintz Levin’s attorneys are on the frontlines, influencing reforms and interpreting regulations that will affect your organization. We understand how significant developments will impact the health care industry as a whole, and that can help keep your business healthy.
Through our experience counseling clients in every sector of the health care industry, we have gained a deep knowledge of the specific business drivers, operational issues, and regulatory challenges that face each type of entity. We counsel every type of business in the health care industry, from providers, payors, pharmacies, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to lenders and investors.
If you’re looking for a law firm with health law attorneys who can help you face every legal challenge, then you’ve found it with Mintz Levin. Our Health Law Practice is broad, so we can counsel you on all your legal matters — from complying with changing regulations to successfully completing transactions and handling audits and investigations. We can help guide you through industry-wide structural and operational changes as well as help you address matters involving licensure and accreditation, clinical trials and research, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Our Health Law attorneys are dedicated to the practice of health law and know how to help health care clients address the issues in the industry today.
With regulators and enforcement agencies scrutinizing past and present business practices, relationships, and transactions for antitrust issues, it can be hard to know what will raise a red flag. We can counsel you on making business decisions that comply with antitrust laws and regulations. And in the event a state or federal regulator or enforcement agency is investigating you for anticompetitive business practices, our antitrust attorneys will vigorously represent you. We can also assist you with the FTC and DOJ approval process for a merger, acquisition, or other transaction.
Health Care Enforcement Defense
It’s good to know if your company has an issue before the government gets involved. And if the government does become involved, it’s critical to have a legal team who can vigorously represent you while working to lessen the impact of a government investigation or enforcement action on your business. Mintz Levin’s Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice brings together health care industry attorneys, attorneys who have held government positions, and experienced litigators who can assist you with everything from favorably resolving allegations of health care fraud to putting together compliance and training programs, conducting internal investigations, and conducting regulatory due diligence in transactions.
Employment, Labor & Benefits
We can assist you with the workplace laws and regulations that you are required to comply with from hiring through termination as well as handle labor / union negotiations. We can be a resource for day-to-day employment questions as well as any conflicts or issues that may arise. We will work closely with your management and HR departments to help you develop best practices and the best responses to potential situations.
We can help you or your corporation, board, or committee successfully navigate through the demands and risks of board and committee service. Our Corporate Governance Practice attorneys can provide you with strategic counseling on rules and best practices as well as advise you on insurance, risk management, and litigation matters.
Disputes and investigations can impact not only your bottom line, but also your reputation. Our attorneys can help you manage these situations before they escalate into a lawsuit or enforcement action. And if you are dealing with a dispute or an investigation, we will work with you to find the best solution for your business. We have successfully represented a variety of health care companies, including providers and payors, in matters including general corporate litigation and breach of contract disputes.
Knowing the compliance and regulatory issues involved in a transaction will help it go more smoothly for you. Our Health Law attorneys regularly help clients structure deals that are designed to comply with all the required laws and regulations, protecting your legal interests while expanding your business. We regularly undertake due diligence and counsel clients in all types of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales and affiliations; joint ventures and strategic alliances; disaffiliations and unwinds; venture capital and other private and institutional financing; facility and management company partnering; technology and intellectual property licensing; and conversions of public and nonprofit hospitals.
Government Law & Contracts
When you need to know the system to move forward with your agenda, our Government Law & Contracts attorneys can help you navigate through it. We regularly utilize our knowledge of policy making, legislation, regulations, processes, and procedures for the benefit of our clients in the public and private sectors. When necessary, we can call upon our affiliate, ML Strategies, LLC, to help you achieve your objectives.
Whether you need to bring an employee to the United States or secure a US visa for yourself as an accomplished individual or investor, Mintz Levin’s Immigration attorneys will tenaciously represent you. We’re known for helping companies, accomplished individuals, and investors in routine and extraordinary US immigration matters.
Protecting your intellectual property throughout the world does not need to involve more than one law firm. Mintz Levin’s Intellectual Property attorneys in the United States and Europe will work together to obtain and enforce the best possible protection for your intellectual property assets. We have served as a single point of contact for hospitals, life sciences companies, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, research centers, and universities on their IP matters, including licensing and technology transfer, patent enforcement, copyright and trademark protection, and IP prosecution and litigation.
We can help you find flexible financing solutions for your infrastructure projects. Our attorneys understand your primary goal is to do what’s best for your institution, and using our extensive knowledge of financing products, we will work with you to structure a solution that is economically efficient and has the maximum flexibility in its financial covenants. We serve as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and institutions’ counsel to hospitals and health care organizations. Our clients include the largest health care organizations in the United States and most investment banking firms.
Privacy & Security
Data privacy and security issues have become an everyday business problem in the health care industry. We can counsel you regarding the requirements of health care privacy and security laws, including HIPAA, HITECH, the Communications Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the EU Data Directive, state privacy laws, state data breach laws, and privacy-related common law. In addition to assisting you with the implementation of mandated policies under federal, state, and local privacy laws, we can manage the disclosure of any data breaches and losses of protected health information as well as defend you in civil or criminal enforcement actions.
Whether your business is a landlord or tenant or in the process of expanding or developing a facility, Mintz Levin’s Real Estate attorneys can guide you through the complexities of your real estate transactions. We have specific health care industry experience, including private use analysis for nonprofit health care providers and R&D campus development projects. Our clients include clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and centers for excellence.
Whether it’s at the local, state, or federal level, tax issues often touch many areas of the law. That’s why Mintz Levin’s Tax attorneys are integrated with other practices in order to provide quick and efficient resolution.