Larry Gage is a senior counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office whose practice is focused primarily on public sector and nonprofit health law and policy. In 1981, Larry founded the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). He served as president of that organization for over 30 years, developing and achieving enactment of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement reforms that are the economic lifeblood of hospitals serving a disproportionate number of elderly and low-income patients.
Along with his advocacy and health policy representation of NAPH, Larry's clients have included major teaching hospitals, medical schools, integrated health and hospital systems, and state and local governments across the country. He has assisted clients with mergers, reorganizations, conversion to other corporate structures and negotiation of complex contracts, affiliation agreements and joint ventures. Larry’s practice also has an international aspect—he is a cofounder of American International Health Alliance, which is funded by USAID, PEPFAR and other U.S. and international organizations. He has provided advice and assistance to clients throughout the former Soviet Union, and in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.
Larry has written and lectured extensively on topics pertaining to health law and policy. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Legislation in the Department of Health and Human Services and as staff counsel and subcommittee staff director for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee (now the Senate HELP Committee). Larry has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Health Care Law. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College.