Health care is one of the largest and most heavily regulated industries in the United States and touches on every life stage and condition. All sectors of health care activity are subject to complex and ever-changing laws. The Health Care team at K&L Gates tackles the full array of the challenges our clients encounter.
The K&L Gates Health Care practice is listed in Modern Healthcare as one of the largest dedicated health care practices in the United States, and is recognized with a National first-tier ranking in Health Care Law in the 2016 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Our health care lawyers assist start-up enterprises, well-established community and regional health care providers, and national health care businesses. In addition, our Health Care lawyers advise these clients on state and federal compliance issues affecting operations, expansions, and reorganizations. For clients who find themselves subject to government or payor audits or investigations, we counsel clients through those audits and defend against government and payor enforcement actions. As the federal and state agencies impose new laws, regulations, and policies on our clients, we recommend actions to adapt to the changing environment. Our lawyers help clients structure complex business deals involving joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and dissolutions.
Because each sector of the health care industry has its own unique rules and standards for operation, we believe industry knowledge is an essential tool in our representation. We pride ourselves on delivering strategic, comprehensive, and practical advice grounded in a thorough understanding of our clients' endeavors and goals.