Fox Rothschild LLP

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Represents an array of healthcare providers across the Southeast, such as hospitals, academic medical centers and other health systems, including substance abuse and assisted living facilities. Possesses particular expertise in clinical trials and medical research, certificates of need, federal investigations and licensure. Additional strength in ancillary areas such as insurance regulation, privacy law and IT.

New developments The 2018 merger between Fox Rothschild and the legacy Smith Moore Leatherwood firm lends clients of the Georgia healthcare team the benefits of a greatly enhanced network of resources.

Strengths"We believe they are one of the best firms in the US," says one source. "All of them have excellent education backgrounds and seem to be current on all federal and state regulations in healthcare."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Emory University Hospital and Emory Rehabilitation Hospital to appeal an adverse administrative determination by the Georgia Department of Community Health. The matter concerned the decoupling of a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation program from the former's license to allow it to be acquired by the latter.

Notable practitioners

Lawrence Myers is noted for his strength in the certificate of need space, handling litigation and other issues on behalf of hospitals, physicians and specialty practice groups. He is said to be "a very, very good lawyer."

Tobin Watt is highly experienced in the healthcare space, with an impressive practice focusing on such matters as M&A, tax exemption issues, compensation arrangements and joint ventures. His clients include physician groups, hospitals and ancillary healthcare providers. Sources consider him to be an "awesome" practitioner, and "a real innovator."