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Latham & Watkins LLP

Healthcare

6 ranked lawyersBand 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advises a wide range of healthcare entities, including hospitals, laboratories and distributors, on complex investigations and transactions. Interdisciplinary approach offers clients varied expertise in areas such as qui tam litigation and capital markets investment. Also acts on administrative challenges and FDA regulatory issues. Clients also include companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing and biotech industries.

Strengths

One client says: "They are gold standard - they are the best for complex problems. The work is at the highest level."

"Latham & Watkins stands out as a premier firm and a premier brand, trusted by government officials and companies alike, because of its deep bench filled with lawyers who know their practice areas, but who also are effective communicators," adds another client.

"They understand practical versus theoretical risks and help to ease business decisions," a source comments.

Work highlights

Advised Siemens Healthineers on its $16.4 billion acquisition of Varian Medical Systems.

Acted successfully for Merck, Amgen and Eli Lilly on a case against the US Department of Health and Human Services related to the inclusion of wholesaler list prices in television advertising.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Meron is particularly adept at handling Medicare reimbursement and coverage issues, including external investigations and qui tam actions.
"He is extremely smart, very strategic and the kind of person that is always thinking many chess moves ahead of the game." "An extremely well versed and experienced lawyer." "He's that great combination of someone who has a good personality, is wicked smart and incredibly experienced."

Elizabeth Richards has a significant practice advising pharmaceutical and manufacturing clients on FDA regulatory matters including requirements for establishing clinical settings and new product development. She is also noted for her transactional practice.
"She is extremely engaged and responsive. She has a strong understanding of the workings of clinical trials and the associated contracts." "She is extremely responsive and knowledgeable." "She doesn't hesitate to dive into an issue and works with you to truly understand your needs and business risk portfolio."

Benneville Haas demonstrates excellent skill in advising on FDA regulatory issues, particularly those related to new product development. He counsels on such matters as reimbursement and contracting.
"He is exceptionally professional, easy to work with, sensitive to our unique needs, and incredibly responsive to our often very tight timelines and business model." "He gives incredibly practical advice and is super diplomatic and kind."

John Manthei offers extensive expertise in sophisticated FDA challenges, drawing on longstanding regulatory expertise.
"He is head and shoulders above anyone else when it comes to FDA matters." "He has a really strong ability to see the forest for the trees and has really comprehensive understanding." "He's the best attorney I have worked with. The regulatory world is so complex, and he's an expert in that field."

Joseph Hudzik has an impressive knowledge of issues such as Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. He provides expertise in regulatory matters and investigations, as well as transactions.
"He is extremely responsive, communicates effectively and offers superior knowledge in the area of healthcare regulatory law." "Hereally explains the issues well for lay clients."

Stuart Kurlander combines strong transactional skills with a deep knowledge of regulatory issues relating to Medicare coverage. He frequently advises pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers involved in oncology treatments.
"He has very deep understanding of the law and is extremely passionate and calming." "He is incredibly well connected in DC. He understands the political forces at work and landscape and is very insightful."

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Healthcare

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

555 Eleventh Street, NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004-1304

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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

Healthcare


Daniel Meron
Band 2
Joseph Hudzik
Up and Coming
Stuart Kurlander
Band 2

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory


Elizabeth Richards
Band 3
J Benneville Haas
Band 3
John Manthei
Band 1