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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Healthcare

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team offering knowledge across a broad range of industry concerns. Provides high-level advice on regulatory compliance and enforcement proceedings. Noted for strength in both civil and criminal litigation, and also draws on significant transactional capabilities. Acts for a range of life sciences companies alongside providers, fielding increasing strength in FDA regulatory issues. Also noted for its handling of issues arising from the opioid sector.

Strengths

"They do really great work and the team has a heightened sensitivity around the challenges. Some firms just tell you this is the law and don't help you figure out how to implement that answer, but this team really excels at doing that," reports a source.

"They have a depth of knowledge and professionalism," adds another client.

A clients says: "I trust their opinions and guidance."

Work highlights

Secured summary judgment for Kinetic Concepts following a longstanding relator action alleging Medicare fraud under the False Claims Act.

Advised Purdue Pharma on a number of FDA regulatory concerns, including those arising from its anticipated sale of an API manufacturing facility.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Luce represents a broad range of healthcare clients, including medical device companies and hospitals seeking regulatory and compliance advice. He also has deep expertise in FCA disputes.
"He is a thought leader and knows his stuff inside and out." "I would give him high marks."

Jennifer Bragg has a thriving regulatory practice that sees her handle FDA investigations, compliance concerns and related white-collar criminal mandates.
"She really knows how to communicate with clients and understands the pressures that in-house attorneys are facing. She really looks to partner with the in-house team." "She has been excellent. No detail is too small for her and she understands how to connect the dots." "She is incredibly smart and doesn't miss a detail."

John Bentivoglio is particularly noted for his capabilities in regulatory and litigation matters, often on behalf of medical technology companies. He regularly acts on FDA regulatory concerns as well as disputes brought under the False Claims Act.
"He is good, responsive and provides practical advice." "He is really well known for fraud and abuse work."

William McConagha has significant experience in FDA regulatory and enforcement matters. He advises clients such as manufacturers, investment firms and pharmaceuticals.
"He is an outstanding attorney, who has deep knowledge of the law as well as a functional understanding of how the decision-making process at the FDA works." "Deeply knowledgeable and wonderfully pragmatic, he helps his clients navigate successfully through the most complex FDA regulatory and enforcement challenges."  "He has enormous mastery of the subject area."

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Overview

Skadden counsels health care and life sciences clients in the areas of transactional, litigation and enforcement, regulatory, finance and intellectual property matters. We represent companies and investors around the globe in every sector of the industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies; hospital and health care systems; long-term care facilities; and other service providers. We work with clients on matters of all sizes, from the largest mergers in the industry to smaller, early-stage transactions.

Our attorneys provide our clients with a unique combination of leading transactional capabilities, as well as broad regulatory and litigation experience.

Our clients include one-half of the top 40 global pharmaceutical companies and one-quarter of the top 40 global medical device companies (by market capitalization), as well as numerous emerging biotechnology and health care businesses. Some of the largest publicly traded and not-for-profit health care systems are represented by our attorneys. Skadden has been included among the leading law firms by LMG Life Sciences in its 2016 rankings. We ranked first by value in global pharma and biotech M&A by mergermarket for 2015. Skadden also was named both Health Care and Life Sciences Groups of the Year by Law360 for 2014.

Healthcare

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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1440 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005-2111

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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

Healthcare


Gregory M Luce
Band 1
John T Bentivoglio
Band 4

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory


Jennifer Bragg
Band 1
John T Bentivoglio
Band 3
William McConagha
Band 3