National spending on health care exceeds $3 trillion per year—almost 18% of GDP—and more than 60% of it was paid by government payors. This has led to a complex commercial, regulatory, and enforcement environment that is in a constant state of flux. Alston & Bird guides you to your goals with a trusted and responsive legal and policy team that can cover every area of your health care business.
A fast-moving and increasingly complex regulatory environment, shifting demographics, and other changes affect your business. As a business leader, you seek opportunities to expand products and services, offer new solutions in the marketplace, and remain competitive. Staying competitive requires sound judgment, knowledge, and agility. Hospitals and health care systems, ancillary care providers, payors, and device and drug manufacturers face challenges that call for responsive counsel who live and breathe the health care industry.
With one of the largest health law practices in the U.S., Alston & Bird offers creative solutions to your legal and business challenges with a cost-efficient approach. With nearly 100 professionals, including lawyers and policy advisors, our team is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. Our team is fully focused on health care and life sciences, allowing us to quickly spot impending trends, developing rules and regulations, and new technologies that could affect your strategy.
Our team includes a full range of lawyers—regulatory specialists, policy advisors, transactional counsel, and litigators—who are focused entirely on health care. Our transactional team represents health care industry participants across the country in a wide variety of corporate and financial transactions. Their extensive experience in the unique health care commercial and regulatory environment allows them to add value beyond that of typical corporate counsel. Our health care litigators include seasoned veterans who served in the DOJ. In addition, our team includes one of the largest health policy practices in the country with former Administration and congressional officials and staffers lending an inside perspective on the Hill and Executive Branch as well as FDA regulatory issues, investigations, and policy matters.
Health Care Sectors
We represent clients across many different health care industries and disciplines, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include:
Ancillary care providers
Diagnostics and imaging providers
Financial institutions and specialty lenders
Health plans and managed care plans
Hospitals and health systems, both not-for-profit and for profit
Industry trade associations
Manufacturers and distributers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Large physician groups
Post-acute care providers (including home health, hospice, rehab, skilled nursing)
Alston & Bird COVID-19 Response & Relief Team
Alston & Bird’s COVID-19 Response & Relief Team can give insight and guidance to clients facing immediate questions and challenges about planning for or responding to the threat posed by the virus.
Four Alston & Bird Attorneys Recognized with JD Supra 2020 “Readers’ Choice Awards”
Four Alston & Bird attorneys have been recognized by JD Supra with its 2020 “Readers’ Choice Awards” for their thought leadership and reader engagement.
Press ReleaseMarch 25, 2020
Elise Paeffgen Named to DCA Live’s 2020 “Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice”
Elise Paeffgen, partner in Alston & Bird’s Health Care Group, has been named to DCA Live’s 2020 “Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice,” which recognizes an elite group of upcoming women leaders within their law firms and the broader legal community in the Washington, D.C. region.
Press ReleaseDecember 17, 2019
Clearview Capital Acquires Freedom Detox, Purchase Green, and Ambient Weather
Alston & Bird client Clearview Capital LP has announced the completion of three acquisitions by portfolio companies Pyramid Healthcare Inc., Controlled Products LLC, and Nielsen-Kellerman Inc.
Press ReleaseNovember 12, 2019
Matthew Kent Named a “40 Under Forty” Honoree by Atlanta Business Chronicle
Alston & Bird’s Matthew Kent, partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been selected to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under Forty” Class of 2019.
Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2019
Alston & Bird Attorneys Author Chapters in New Book Edition on Pharmaceutical Industry CGMP Compliance
Alston & Bird health care attorneys have authored several chapters in a new edition of a book aimed at helping the rapidly evolving pharmaceutical industry master the governing principles and compliance standards for Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs).
Press ReleaseMarch 11, 2019
Alston & Bird Adds Former CMS Senior Advisor as Health Care Partner in Washington, D.C.
Alston & Bird has expanded its health care policy and regulatory capabilities with the addition of Elinor Hiller, who rejoins the firm as partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Press ReleaseJanuary 8, 2019
Brad Smyer Named a 2019 “Best Lawyer Under 40” by D Magazine
Brad Smyer, a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been named one of Dallas’s top up-and-coming lawyers by D Magazine.