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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


6 ranked lawyersBand 4District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Demonstrates extensive capabilities in health law compliance matters, including investigations and other regulatory challenges. Attracts a broad roster of clients, including healthcare service providers, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Frequently acts on civil and criminal litigation, as well as representing private equity firms in high-value healthcare acquisitions. Offers notable expertise in advising on complex coverage and reimbursement issues. Also noted for its FDA regulatory capabilities.


One client says: "They are results-oriented and able to understand the difference between a risk you can't take and one that you can."

"They made a significant positive impact on our business," a client reports.

"They are first-rate, excellent lawyers. They know how to accomplish goals," adds a client.

Work highlights

Acted for EMD Digital on the formation of Syntropy, its joint venture with Palantir Technologies.

Advised Samsung on FDA compliance for its new ECG app, securing clearance and continuing to advise on post-market regulatory and HIPAA concerns.

Notable practitioners

Albert Shay represents a range of healthcare clients, including prominent pharmaceutical companies, in complex FDA compliance matters, investigations and other regulatory issues.
"Albert Shay is a great lawyer."

Dennis Gucciardo offers extensive knowledge to a wide range of pharmaceutical and device manufacturers on FDA regulations and compliance. He provides counsel on such issues as licensing agreements.
"He is a sound and well-rounded regulatory counsel. He balances risk and reward with an eye toward the real world and is willing to roll up his sleeves to get into details." "His knowledge of the FDA and how to get things done was perfect for our needs." "He is very thoughtful."

Howard Young offers impressive skills in complex fraud and abuse mandates, as well as advising on compliance and data privacy issues.
"He is quite simply the dean of the hospice and home health Bar. He knows the industry like an operator, and combines that with 'best in the Bar' legal knowledge."

Jacob Harper is noted for his expertise in fraud and abuse investigations. He also offers regulatory counsel to clients such as healthcare systems, hospices and home care organizations, as well as advising on transactions.
"He is an exceptional young lawyer and a rising star."

Kathleen Sanzo focuses on pharmaceutical and medical products regulatory matters, including genetic testing and innovative drug research.
"She is terrific and I have great respect for her." "She has strong experience in FDA law and provides useful advice."

Kathleen McDermott offers significant expertise in government investigations, particularly matters brought under the FCA. Her practice is complemented by her notable experience in the DOJ and US Attorney's Office.
"She is a seasoned enforcement attorney with a command of the legal landscape and a 'no quit' mentality."

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Ranked the largest US healthcare law firm by Modern Healthcare (2016, 2017), Morgan Lewis takes a collaborative and integrated approach to serve its healthcare industry clients across a wide range of matters, including transactional, regulatory, litigation, reimbursement, legislative policy, data privacy and security, and government enforcement and compliance matters. The matters that our team handles on a daily basis are among the most significant in the industry. Our healthcare team is widely known for its fraud and abuse and compliance prowess, and includes some of the most respected healthcare fraud-and-abuse practitioners in the United States, including a number of former senior US Government (DOJ, OIG, and CMS) lawyers. Leveraging our lawyers’ intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the government’s Executive Branch, as well as the regulatory agencies, we bring special insight and savvy to the complex challenges and opportunities that our healthcare industry clients confront in the post-healthcare reform era.

We have represented our healthcare clients in hundreds of class actions, many of which raise novel issues that are of industrywide concern. Morgan Lewis also handles a range of transactions for healthcare enterprises such as hospitals, physician practices, and insurance companies, as well as private equity firms, investment banks, venture capital firms, institutional lenders, independent directors committees, and management groups.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia



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Ranked Lawyers

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


Albert W Shay
Band 2
Howard J Young
Band 1
Jacob Harper
Associates to watch
Kathleen McDermott
Band 3

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory

Dennis Gucciardo
Up and Coming
Kathleen M Sanzo
Band 2