Verrill Dana, LLP

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise to an array of clients, such as universities, medical centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and commercial institutional review boards. Strong transactional healthcare practice, acting on M&A deals and also experienced in regulatory compliance and HIPAA issues. Possesses an impressive specialty in the area of biomedical research. Able to advise clients on their international operations, owing to its knowledge of a range of regulatory landscapes.

Strengths A client remarks: "The team is responsive and has attorneys who are easy to work with, as well as being smart and very good."

Another interviewee says: "It has an unbelievably good team of lawyers who understand how our organization works and bring market expertise."

Work highlights Acted for Baystate Health on a challenge to current federal Medicare inpatient care payment regulations and the adjustment of rates according to geographical wage disparities.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Rusczek is described by one peer as "a very practical lawyer who is efficient and effective." His sought-after practice sees him regularly advise academic health centers and health systems on restructuring and contractual matters.

Jeffrey Heidt is highly regarded by his peers for his longstanding expertise in the healthcare market. He is renowned for representing hospitals and providers of ancillary services on a wide range of regulatory matters.

Kate Heffernan "is not easily rattled, can deal with lots of things thrown at her, is methodical and very easy to work with," according to sources. She regularly advises on issues relating to research, clinical trials and biomedical regulatory matters.

Mark Borreliz has vast experience advising on Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance payment issues. "He has the ability to distill unbelievably complex matters into plain language and digestible, actionable steps," states a source.

Paul Shaw is well regarded for his fraud and abuse capabilities, which see him defend clients against complex external investigations and other proceedings. "He's knowledgeable, practical and has a great way with clients," states a source.