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USA 2022
California Healthcare
Band 2

1 Ranked Lawyers


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Sheppard Mullin has one of the most active national healthcare practices in the country, with more than 150+ lawyers. Our healthcare lawyers assist hospitals, health plans and other healthcare providers across the full legal spectrum, from transactions to regulatory to litigation.


  • One of the most experienced law firms nationally in risk-based arrangements, assisting with shifting to risk/value-based reimbursement systems, including establishing global risk arrangements, population health management and coordinated care systems, shared savings, ACOs and clinically integrated networks​
  • Structuring innovative revenue generating programs for hospitals and physicians, including provider-sponsored health plans, Medicare and commercial risk adjustment payment programs and risk stratification programs and direct to employer/employer-based clinics
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to implement Healthcare Reform strategies, including services necessary to advise payor and provider healthcare clients regarding the identification and implementation of strategies to maximize opportunities under the Affordable Care Act while limiting compliance risks
  • Experienced in large scale joint venture projects involving multiple hospital systems and large physician groups in response to ACA bundled payment initiatives and other initiatives promoting consolidation and integration

Chambers Review

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Healthcare - California
Band 2
What the team is known for

Respected healthcare group known for its skill across transactional matters, including joint ventures and physician group acquisitions. Demonstrates wider strengths in areas including regulatory compliance, reimbursement and fraud and abuse claims. Draws from related practice areas, including antitrust, tax and employment law, to offer an integrated healthcare service.


"Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton is a good firm for healthcare M&A."

"A go-to firm for us relating to labor and employment; there are some really unique rules and constructs that exist only in healthcare, and they know them really well. They pride themselves in that, they're committed to the healthcare space and they do a good job for us. They help us anticipate things."

Work highlights

Represented multispecialty medical group Summit Medical Group in its merger with CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area, and its recapitalization by leading private equity fund Warburg Pincus.

Notable practitioners

Eric Klein is held in high regard for his expert representation of hospitals and physician groups in high-value transactional matters such as joint ventures and acquisitions. He also has experience in regulatory compliance, reimbursement disputes and antitrust-related issues.
"Eric Klein is one of the top M&A lawyers."

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Aaron Sobaski

Amy Tranckino

Andre Cronthall

Ariel Yehezkel

Aytan Dahukey

Bob Sbardellati

Brian Daucher

Bryan Daly

Charles Kreindler

Christopher Loveland

D. Richardson

Daniel McQueen

David Chidlaw

David Douglass

David Sunkin

David Ulich

Derek Havel

Dianne Smith

Elizabeth Balfour

Eric A Klein

Head of Department

Eric Altman

Fred Puglisi

Greg Labate

James Burgess

James Hays

James Ritter

Jason Kearnaghan

Jason Weiss

Jay Gerzog

Jeffrey Crowe

Jeffrey Parker

Jennifer Redmond

Jeralin Cardoso

Jeryl Bowers

Jill Vorobiev

John Hempill

Johneth Park

Karin Vogel

Kelly Hensley

Kevin Cloutier

Lawrence Braun

Linda Michaelson

Lorna Tanner

Lucantonio Salvi

Lynsey Mitchel

Martin Smith

Michael Chan

Michael Cohen

Michael Orlando

Mike McKinnon

Mike Moore

Mike Paddock

Neil Popović

Ori Katz

Paul Malingagio

Peter Carson

Philip Atkins-Pattenson

Rena Andoh

Richard Kopenhefer

Richard Simmons

Robert Rhoad

Ronda Jamgotchian

Scott Palmer

Scott Roybal

Shannon Petersen

Stephanie Zeppa

Stephen LaSala

Steven Hollman

Thomas Kaufman

Will Chuchawat

William Wyatt

Zachary Turke


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