McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Stephen W Bernstein

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Practice Areas

Partner Stephen Bernstein specializes in e-health, “big data,” deployment of electronic health record systems and health-related matters affected by the internet and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as private equity investments, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures involving technology, hospitals and physicians. Stephen is co-chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Practice and served as global head of the Health Practice from 2009-2018.

Stephen has particular experience working with regional electronic health record collaborations as well as pharmaceutical, biotech, device companies, technology companies, health care providers and insurers concerning uses of health information for clinical and database research, product/disease registries and marketing matters, electronic health record development and implementation, including the ways these endeavors relate to personalized medicine.

In the transactional arena, Stephen has extensive experience advising academic medical centers and hospitals, large, multi-specialty physician practice groups both within and outside of the tax-exempt sectors, as well as venture capital/private equity firms and their health-related portfolio companies.

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Professional Memberships

Member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia, California bars; American Health Lawyers Association.



Boston College Law School, JD, cum laude, 1988

Duke University, AB, magna cum laude, 1985