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Today‘s healthcare organizations are navigating unprecedented complexity. Having counseled more than 1,800 healthcare clients, we offer deep industry experience and established best practices to help our clients adapt to emerging industry labor and employment challenges and regulatory demands.

Our attorneys are focused primarily on addressing and shaping the issues that drive the healthcare industry. We keep clients up to date on the workplace law trends in the healthcare industry through active participation in national and regional associations.

Our Healthcare industry team understands the impact that today’s changing regulatory and reimbursement environment has on healthcare institutions as employers and strategic partners. Value-based purchasing, population health management and “accountable care,” as well as the pressure on providers to consider restructures, enhanced consolidation, integration and coordination all play a role in the healthcare workplace. Because we understand that all of these factors are interconnected, we are able to partner with our clients, positioning them to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry.

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Services we offer

  • Advising and counseling with respect to hospital/physician relationships in matters such as credentialing, hospital/medical staff governance, physician peer review, hospital/physician joint-employment issues and physician partnership agreements;
  • Trade secret protection and restrictive covenant counseling, including advising on employment agreements, non-competition agreements and related protective instruments effective during and after employment;
  • Prosecuting and defending lawsuits involving post-employment non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employee raiding claims, unfair competition claims and other employment-related business torts;
  • Advising clients on mitigating joint employer risk in connection with their subcontractors and temporary staff such as emergency department physicians and anesthesia service arrangements, dining and environmental services contractors, and travelers and other temporary staff arrangements, including locum tenens;
  • Advising on OSHA compliance in the healthcare workplace, addressing enforcement initiatives such as the National Emphasis Program targeting nursing homes and long-term care facilities, with a key focus on ergonomics, tuberculosis and blood-borne pathogens; and
  • Advising on HIPAA/HITECH/state law compliance concerning data privacy and security, including risk assessments, policy drafting, training, data breach response and Office for Civil Rights investigations.

We regularly advise healthcare industry employers on the full range of labor and employment issues, and, critically, how those issues uniquely affect all types of healthcare organizations and businesses.

Keeping pace with industry concerns

This Healthcare Industry Webinar Series discusses key issues, hot topics and best practices for navigating the evolving healthcare industry landscape. 


Litigating Out-of-Network Provider Claims

Out-of-network provider ERISA litigation has exploded in the last few years, as out-of-network reimbursements have largely moved to a Medicare-based model. This webinar focuses on the most common claims out-of-network providers file and the core defenses insurers and self-funded plans typically raise.

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Why Worker Wellness Matters

This session offers a mindful discussion with the goal of helping you identify ideas and resources to increase your own overall well-being and that of your organization and employees and learn how wellness is aligned with the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct regarding competency and ethical decision-making. 

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Marijuana and Drug Testing Issues in the Healthcare Workplace

This session covers the latest legal trends in marijuana laws across the country, including whether and when drug testing for marijuana is permissible. 

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The H-1B Lottery: The Process for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare industry has been dealing with an ongoing shortage of trained professionals for more than a decade. As a result, the industry utilizes foreign-trained talent on a broad scale, in nearly all areas of the country. This webinar offers practical advice on the H-1B lottery and reviews whether the lottery remains a primary option for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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What Academic Medical Centers Need to Know about Title IX

This session discusses Title IX and the unique considerations specific to Academic Medical Centers.

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Accessibility and Equity in Healthcare and Gender-Affirming Care

As the industry continues to evolve, access to healthcare remains a key challenge. For certain segments of the population, access to healthcare is not equitable. This session discusses accessibility laws, transition-related services, and enforcement and compliance in the healthcare industry. 

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