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What the team is known for

Distinguished team with deep expertise across the scope of the healthcare and life sciences industries. Handles complex issues including the regulation of new medical devices, biotechnology products and healthcare litigation. Strengths also include government price reporting, privacy and reimbursement issues. Expertise extends to advising on transactions such as clinical integrations, M&A and contracting. Noted for its focus on digital health concerns.


One client says: "They have better knowledge and experience than others. They operate well with the client and with other resources. They integrate well and help the client find solutions."

Another source adds: "That’s who you call when you have an FDA issue, no ifs, ands or buts."

"Hogan Lovells is the preeminent team for healthcare matters," confirms a client.

Work highlights

Represented Eyenuk in securing FDA clearance for its EyeArt AI system for detecting diabetic retinopathy.

Acted for Cancer Treatment Centers of America on the development and launch of a digital support center for patients and caregivers.

Notable practitioners

Alice Valder Curran offrers significant strength in pricing issues, including coverage and reimbursement. She also counsels on wider regulatory matters and government investigations.
"She is brilliant and smart and comes to us with creative ideas. She has great subject matter expertise and sees the long road." "She is quite a force and is well respected in her field." "Highly responsive, highly creative, highly thorough, and highly innovative."

Beth Roberts is highly regarded for her expertise in reimbursement matters arising from the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools, including devices that use artificial intelligence.
"She is a very good lawyer and is highly regarded." "She is known as one of the leaders in healthcare."

Clifford Stromberg handles M&A for prominent health systems and networks across the country. He counsels on transaction-related regulatory issues and antitrust matters.
"He is an excellent attorney - very knowledgeable, quick and measured in his responses. Extremely pragmatic in how he approaches problem solving, he is accessible and responsive."

David Fox is a leading expert in FDA regulatory work. He represents an array of new and well-established life sciences companies involved in cutting-edge pharmaceutical matters.
"He is an extremely good attorney for regulatory exclusivity advice." "He is a key player in healthcare regulation." "His command of the legal, regulatory and business aspects of healthcare law is top-notch."

Helen Trilling is regulatory and compliance counsel for a range of high-profile medical device companies. She is also well versed in transactional matters, including acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
"She is an incredibly talented lawyer. She's smart, creative, quick and well informed." "She is especially good - she is very experienced and thoughtful, and has great judgment." "Helen Trilling is a brilliant lawyer."

Former clinician John Smith continues to develop a strong regulatory practice assisting pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturers in a wide range of issues, including FDA clearance.
"He is a very talented regulatory lawyer." "He is very strong. He focuses on medical device issues and I think highly of him."

Jonathan Diesenhaus is a strong choice for hospitals facing complex disputes, and regularly takes on sophisticated FCA litigation.
"He does outstanding work on False Claims Act matters." "An excellent, very knowledgeable litigator in the False Claims Act space."

Jonathan Kahan has extensive expertise in FDA matters, including marketing compliance and the development of innovative medical devices.
"He is a very, very experienced device regulations lawyer." "He focuses on device matters and is a well-known name in the area. He is well respected."

Ken Choe has particular expertise in advising pharmaceutical manufacturers on pricing matters. He also has strength in governmental investigations and regulatory issues arising from the Affordable Care Act.
"He has unparalleled knowledge of the healthcare programs he works within." "He is amazingly responsive, a creative thinker, good writer and has a practical sense.""He has found a wonderful way of giving you the understanding you need."

Meredith Manning comes highly recommended for her longstanding regulatory expertise, which sees her regularly work with a range of pharmaceuticals. She is equally adept at providing compliance counsel and advising on investigations conducted by entities such as the FDA.
"She is well respected in the field and a good lawyer." "A very strong lawyer." "She has a well-established practice."

Michael Heyl advises medical and diagnostic device manufacturers on a broad range of FDA regulation matters. He has expertise in dealing with cross-border issues.
"His strengths are his knowledge, experience and understanding of FDA and issues associated with enforcement. He knows when to use other resources and is clear and direct." "He's very practical in the way he gives advice."

Philip Katz undertakes an array of FDA matters including issues relating to orphan drugs designation and regulatory exclusivity.
"He is an expert in FDA matters." "He has a longstanding practice on the pharmaceutical side, is well known and is a go-to lawyer." "He's a very good lawyer who provides sound, thoughtful advice."

Robert Leibenluft has notable expertise in representing healthcare networks and academic institutions involved in transactions such as big-ticket mergers. He also counsels on antitrust-related issues.
"He is very well regarded in antitrust counseling and litigation." "He is at the top of his game." "He's a strong healthcare antitrust lawyer."

Sheree Kanner offers deep expertise in Medicare and Medicaid litigation and regulatory compliance.
"We use her for all of our significant healthcare regulatory advice. She is really next level." "She is a very steady, analytical and seasoned lawyer." "She gives outstanding advice."

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Navigating complexities in the life sciences and health care industries is no easy task. Successfully competing in the space requires increasingly creative strategies and integrated solutions that protect and support your business day in and day out.

Regardless of the sector of the health care industry you operate or the maturity of your products, we understand how to bridge the gap between the challenges you face and the outcome you want. From budding startups to multinational enterprises, we've been there before and know how to position you for success. 

With more than 500 life sciences and health care lawyers across the globe, we work closely with you and each other to tackle tough issues and difficult-to enter markets - no matter where you are today or want to be tomorrow. And because we know what makes your industry tick, we have a deep understanding of the issues you face - helping you stay ahead of the curve and on top of your opportunities. 

Whatever your challenge, wherever the issue, Hogan Lovells has you covered.


Hogan Lovells


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555 Thirteenth Street, NW,

Washington, DC

District of Columbia



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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

District of Columbia


Alice Valder Curran
Band 4
Beth L Roberts
Band 2
Clifford D Stromberg
Band 3
Helen R Trilling
Senior Statespeople
Jonathan L. Diesenhaus
Band 3
Ken Choe
Band 4

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