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What the team is known for

Leading team providing high-quality advice across the full gamut of healthcare matters. Expert in areas such as privacy and protection, public finance and clinical research. Adept at handling a range of transactional matters. Represents a range of clients, including traditional healthcare providers and private equity companies investing in the healthcare sector. Also advises a strong base of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.


"They're superb technical lawyers and really good strategists," notes a source.

Another adds: "I could not recommend anyone better for a large, complex project. Their organization and management skills are second to none."

A client reports: "The client service is excellent and it really is among the top firms on fraud and abuse issues."

Work highlights

Advised Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on a combination agreement with Tuffs Associated Health Maintenance Organization, forming a unified health insurance system.

Notable practitioners

Adrianne Ortega has prominent experience in transactional and regulatory matters. Her client base includes health technology companies, systems and academic medical centers.
"She is phenomenal. She's so thorough, is an excellent project manager and is very client service-oriented." "She is responsive, collaborative and exceptionally bright."

Anne Phillips Ogilby continues to lead the field on healthcare tax exemptions and bond financing matters, among other areas. 
"Her technical knowledge is top-notch and she explains things to an understandable level. She is incredible, with no negatives noted." "She is a dean of the Bar in terms of public finance and bond issuances - her reputation is extremely well established. She has been one of the preeminent financing lawyers in Boston for some time." "She is the best in Boston for bond issuances by hospitals."

Deborah Gardner is highly experienced in Medicare and Medicaid matters, offering significant expertise in reimbursement disputes.
"She is so well versed in healthcare law and has an extensive knowledge base. She just gives such great advice." "She's tremendous on Medicare and health insurance payor disputes."

Eve Brunts is highlighted for her expertise in regulatory mandates, including reimbursement issues arising from clinical trials.
"She has a fantastic and insightful mind and the ability to get to the core of the issue." "She is a very accomplished person and excellent at what she does." "Eve Brunts is extraordinarily responsive."

Michael Lampert offers regulatory and transactional advice to a broad roster of clients, including universities, laboratories and pharmaceuticals.
"He is a brilliant healthcare lawyer and has a particularly good way about him that allows him to teach without coming off as 'telling,' which is really important when discussing transformational change." "He has incredible experience as a transactional healthcare attorney, great judgment, exceptional responsiveness and excellent communication skills." "He's a really savvy lawyer who understands the business of healthcare and uses that understanding to provide a high level of service to clients."

Timothy McCrystal has vast transactional experience in M&A, joint ventures and reorganizations involving major healthcare systems.
"He is big picture-oriented and an excellent deal maker with a wonderful breadth of experience." "He is an excellent lawyer - he approaches things from a practical perspective and understands the gray area." "He has very good healthcare regulatory expertise."

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The health care industry in the 21st century faces tremendous change driven by growing demand, new technologies, shifting business models and intense government scrutiny. Clients benefit from Ropes & Gray’s deep experience in health care law, and our intimate knowledge of our clients’ industries, which position the firm to preempt and resolve legal issues across the full range of relevant practices.

More than 60 attorneys in Ropes & Gray offices across the United States represent virtually every sector of the global health care industry, including academic medical centers and community hospitals, health care investors and financial institutions, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, medical device companies, managed care organizations and insurance companies, health care provider organizations, physician practice groups, health care technology companies, biomedical companies, and long-term care and nursing home providers.

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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.



Adrianne Ortega
Up and Coming
Anne Phillips Ogilby
Band 1
Deborah Gardner
Band 3
Eve M Brunts
Band 2
Michael B Lampert
Band 3
Timothy M McCrystal
Band 2