In the latest edition of WWL: Healthcare, we recognise 287 of the top healthcare lawyers in the world. Their expertise is wide-ranging and covers matters such as major corporate transactions, regulatory investigations and high-stakes litigation in the space.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Jerry Bell is celebrated as an “icon” of the healthcare sector thanks to his remarkable experience representing hospitals, physician groups and various healthcare providers.
The “excellent” Yvonne Puig is singled out as a highly skilled healthcare lawyer, renowned for her stellar track record in contentious proceedings.
Debbi Johnstone is recognised as a “a guru” of the healthcare arena by impressed peers who consider her a notable “Stark Law expert”.
Thomas Dowdell enjoys a strong reputation for his deep knowledge of regulatory, compliance and policy matters arising from the healthcare sector.
Olga Farman is highlighted for her top-notch practice and earns plaudits for her profound understanding of clinical trials and healthcare technology.
Mark Polston is “an experienced lawyer and expert in the healthcare field” who sources praise as “an amazing professional who combines personal qualities and skills such as intelligence, wisdom and leadership”.
Kathy Lynn Poppitt is touted as a “very talented lawyer” who “understands the challenges of the healthcare industry, especially on the litigation side”.
Jon Harris Jr is recognised as “a very smart and experienced lawyer” and “a great example of leadership” thanks to his expert handling of major healthcare transactions.
Daniel Hettich is strong player in the market who advises a variety of healthcare systems and other clients in relation to high-value Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
Gina Cavalier stands out for her incredible experience of sophisticated compliance issues, including healthcare fraud matters.
Stephen Warnke is a “knowledgeable and practical lawyer”, revered for his significant experience advising on a range of matters including healthcare fraud and abuse matters.
Thomas Bulleit excels in advising healthcare clients in relation to a range of complex matters such as investigations, reimbursement and clinical research.
Gregory Levine has an exceptionally strong healthcare practice which sees him regularly represent clients before state and federal regulators.
Deborah Gersh is a standout name who sources “absolutely recommend” thanks to her thorough understanding of complex regulatory matters stemming from healthcare transactions.
Lindsay Kantor earns praise as an “excellent communicator” and “a very competent health law expert” who excels in professional defence matters.
Neil Abramson is a key figure in the healthcare market who showcases immense expertise when handling professional discipline and civil litigation matters.
Lisa Corrente earns acclaim from respondents, thanks to her considerable experience acting in compliance proceedings on behalf of health professionals and healthcare facilities.
David Golden is an established name in the market with extensive experience handling complex healthcare litigation.
Bernard LeBlanc is highlighted by sources as “an excellent health disciplines prosecutor” who stands out for his extensive courtroom experience.
Julie Maciura is a health law specialist who earns acclaim for her stellar representation of regulators on appeals and judicial review matters.
Erica Richler is a top-tier lawyer who counsels clients on all aspects of professional regulation within the sector.
Richard Steinecke is distinguished for his top-notch practice which focuses on advising regulators in the healthcare sector.
Rebecca Durcan is “very well known” in market thanks to her “very large practice” which sees her expertly advise regulators in the healthcare sector.
Jennifer Chu has a strong healthcare M&A practice that sees her expertly advise on sophisticated acquisitions and joint ventures in the sector.
Paul Rubin earns widespread plaudits thanks to his extensive experience assisting clients in major healthcare transactions and regulatory matters.
Jacob Stahl is identified as a formidable litigator who showcases significant expertise when handling administrative disputes in the healthcare sector.
Kristin Kiehn is an established figure in the healthcare market who earns recognition as an expert in regulatory enforcement matters.
Stuart Kurlander enjoys a strong reputation among peers thanks to his vast experience of healthcare policy and advising on fraud and compliance issues.
Katherine Lauer is a standout name in the healthcare market where she is renowned for her expertise in healthcare fraud and investigations.
Daniel Meron “is known nationally for his work” representing healthcare entities in complex high-stakes litigation.
Daniel Settelmayer is a transactional expert who is regularly engaged on large-scale deals for major clients in the healthcare sector.
Helen Trilling is an experienced practitioner who provides stellar advice to healthcare sector clients in relation to complex compliance and regulatory frameworks.
Jeffrey Schneider is distinguished for his strong background assisting clients in significant healthcare transactions and regulatory matters.
Robert Leibenluft is highlighted by market sources thanks to his deep knowledge of the regulatory and antitrust aspects of healthcare transactions.
Nathan Brown is a top-tier healthcare lawyer who sources highlight for his strong ability across due diligence, reimbursement and regulatory matters.
John Jacob excels on regulatory and policy issues arising from the healthcare and life sciences sectors.
Robert Salcido is recognised as a go-to name for false claims act cases thanks to his impeccable track record in related litigation.
Other leading individuals
At Rosen Sunshine, the “excellent” Lonny Rosen is a sought-after healthcare lawyer whose expertise includes representing clients in investigations and hospital privileges disputes.
Sources “think very highly of” Elyse Sunshine who impresses with her remarkable experience representing healthcare professionals before various levels of court and tribunals.
At Lerners, Cynthia Kuehl “really knows the law” and is highlighted as “fair and balanced” when providing “excellent independent legal counsel to health regulatory tribunals”.
Arnold & Porter’s Daniel Kracov is widely considered a go-to name in the US market for complex regulatory matters pertaining to the healthcare and life sciences sectors.
Kirk Ogrosky “is a very talented lawyer” and “a true leader” who has “a deep knowledge in the healthcare field, especially in healthcare fraud”.
Andrew Ruskin at K & L Gates is held in high regard for his impressive healthcare practice which focuses on compliance, reimbursement and transactional matters.
At Proskauer Rose, Richard Zall is an expert in healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, who earns considerable praise thanks to the “smart and practical” advice he delivers to clients.
Lynn Shapiro Snyder of Epstein Becker & Green is a prominent name in the US market, who offers clients deep experience of reimbursement and compliance disputes.
Polsinell’s Sherri Alexander is an “excellent lawyer” enthuse market commentators, who cite her stellar track record representing healthcare clients in hospital privileges disputes.
Susan Feigin Harris of Morgan Lewis & Bockius is highly respected for her considerable experience advising healthcare entities on a range of matters, including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Vincent Buscemi “is a hugely experienced health and social care lawyer with a highly specialist grasp and expertise of commercial, corporate and regulatory law”.
Rosemary Jago is recognised as a “PFI expert” by sources, who compliment her adept handling of complex PPP arrangements.
Rob Harrison is an accomplished healthcare lawyer who market observers consider a “leading name for NHS Property Services work”.
Michael Boyd is regarded as a top-tier practitioner with strong experience advising a range of health sector clients on complex matters, including outsourcing and joint ventures.
Sharon Renouf delivers expert assistance to healthcare entities in a wide range of transactional issues, including procurement proceedings.
David Owens is looked upon with enormous favour by respondents who applaud his tremendous work centred on advising NHS trusts on the development of services.
Sarah Beeston is a prominent figure in the Dutch market who comes “highly recommended for healthcare antitrust matters”.
Willemien Bischot is “very well known” among market sources, who single her out as “highly active in the healthcare industry”.
Cees Jan de Boer is distinguished for his profound expertise in a wide range of transactional issues, including high-value mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector.
Dimitri van Hoewijk is a top name for healthcare regulatory matters, particularly in relation to medical products and digital health.
Sharon Lamb is a healthcare and life sciences specialist who impresses with her “strong public sector knowledge” and “superb commercial regulatory work”.
Hamid Yunis is a long-standing fixture in the healthcare industry, where he is distinguished for his exemplary work on complex transactional matters, including joint ventures and PPP schemes.
Stephan Rau has a dedicated healthcare M&A practice where he expertly advises clients on a range of sophisticated matters, including outsourcing and joint ventures.
Thomas Howard ranks highly among peers who recognise him as “very efficient” when handling significant investment projects in the healthcare sector.
Gerard Hanratty is “very strong on NHS governance” according to impressed peers, who consider him “a CCG expert”.
Lorna Hardman is distinguished for her clinical negligence expertise and outstanding work defending high-value claims against the NHS.
Other leading individuals
At DAC Beachcroft, Hamza Drabu is hailed as a “governance expert” who is highlighted for his “strong technical capability” and “excellent public and private sector work”.
Paul Batchelor at Knights stands out as a “highly efficient lawyer” and a client favourite thanks to his “strong technical ability” and “commercially minded approach”.
At Trowers & Hamlins, Tim Nye is “very knowledgeable in healthcare acquisitions and asset management” and is “always up to speed with key points” enthuse impressed sources.
Andrew Parsons at RadcliffesLeBrasseur is a healthcare law expert who is considered “a standout on the regulatory side” thanks to his sterling advice to public and private sector clients.
At CMS, Warren Taylor is highlighted for his strong transactional practice where he regularly assists a range of clients, including private equity firms, in handling major healthcare deals.
At Simmons & Simmons, Alexandre Regniault is highly respected for his deep knowledge of transactional and regulatory matters affecting clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.
Clifford Chance’s Ulrich Reese is a top-tier practitioner who excels in assisting life sciences clients in regulatory, compliance and drug pricing matters.
At Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale, Marco Blei is a “very skilled lawyer and problem solver” who stands out for his “deep knowledge of the life sciences sector and its law-related issues”.
AKD’s Klaas Meersma is celebrated as “an excellent lawyer” thanks to his adept handling of partnership structuring and sophisticated governance issues.
Joris Rijken is a key player in the market, recognised by sources as “highly active in the healthcare industry” thanks to his immense experience advising healthcare providers on regulatory matters.
Tom van Helmond of Loyens & Loeff enjoys a stellar reputation among peers who identify him as an “excellent lawyer, especially for healthcare insurers”.
At Nysingh advocaten–notarissen, Tessa van den Ende is identified by sources as “the best lawyer in healthcare” and “a strong and intelligent negotiator” who demonstrates “excellent legal knowledge of private healthcare”.
Fenna van Dijk at Kennedy Van der Laan is a first-class corporate lawyer who offers healthcare sector clients significant experience handling major acquisitions and joint ventures in the space.
Kellerhals Carrard’s Thomas Eichenberger is a standout figure in the market and is widely considered “one of the best regulatory lawyers in this field”.
Markus Schott at Bär & Karrer is highlighted as a regulatory expert who impresses market commentators with his “commitment to delivering an excellent quality of work”.
At Walder Wyss, Andreas Wildi is a life sciences regulatory specialist, who regularly assists high-profile clients on a range of matters including licensing deals, pharmaceutical advertising and compliance issues.
Stefan Kohler of VISCHER is widely commended for his remarkable experience advising on IP matters affecting major clients in life sciences sector.
At Schellenberg Wittmer, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is singled out as an “IP specialist” with considerable experience of healthcare procurement and supply chain matters.