Alston & Bird LLP

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding practice possessing expertise in transactions, regulation and litigation in the healthcare space. Excels in healthcare M&A and government investigations, and represents a fine choice of counsel for clients in False Claims Act cases. Enjoys an excellent track record in handling matters before CMS and the FDA. Wide-ranging client base includes for-profit and nonprofit hospitals, physician groups, academic medical centers and companies specializing in e-health. Acts for major national clients with multistate footprints, as well as multinational corporations.

Strengths"They're tier one lawyers,"reports a source. "They work very hard, they're responsive and I completely trust their judgment."

Individuals note that the firm is "top-tier in its knowledge, experience and sophistication."

Work highlights Acted for Ochsner Health System on its joint venture with CHRISTUS Health, which entails the operation of multiple hospitals and physician practices in Louisiana.

Notable practitioners

Clients highlight
Robert Stone
's "fantastic judgment" and describe him as "extremely knowledgeable and adept at healthcare law." He demonstrates notable expertise in wide-ranging fraud and abuse mandates, acting for clients such as physician groups and hospitals.

Russell Hilton
draws praise for his dedicated transactional healthcare practice, which includes advising on the sale and purchase of an impressive range of providers on behalf of private and public entities. "He has good experience to bring to the table, gives solid advice and is extremely pleasant," states a source.

William Jordan
is an experienced litigator in the healthcare sector, offering expertise in government investigations, False Claims Act proceedings and regulatory compliance. Interviewees highlight the "important and sophisticated" mandates he handles.