With over 50 lawyers in Locke Lord's health care practice, our firm assists clients in achieving their business objectives and enabling them to navigate the legal and regulatory complexities unique to the health care industry. We possess extensive experience in health care law and a significant record of success in representing health industry clients on transactional, regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and insurance matters. Locke Lord works closely with health industry clients on a variety of regulatory and legislative matters impacting their businesses, including the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 and the adoption of its implementing regulations. In 2012, our health care practice was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for Texas. Locke Lord's Health Care Practice also is ranked among the largest 75 health care firms in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine. In 2014, our health care practice was recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers and in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" report for Texas. Locke Lord's Health Care Practice also is ranked among the largest 75 health care firms in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Our group's corporate lawyers structure, negotiate, document and close health industry acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, we assist clients with complex health care regulatory challenges and compliance issues. Our trial lawyers have defended health industry clients in cutting edge and high-stakes legal challenges. To further serve our clients' comprehensive needs, our health care practice group draws upon the firm’s experience in handling and resolving disputes involving complex corporate and insurance transactions, antitrust, compliance, e-commerce, labor and employment, employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property, technology, real estate, tax and class action issues.
Our health care practice group also has significant experience in handling health care related insurance and reimbursement issues. We work with insurers, HMOs, third party administrators, self-insured plans and Medicare Advantage plans to provide guidance and representation in all phases of licensing, approvals and regulatory compliance. We advise and assist on managed care contract negotiations and are regularly involved in network development and management issues for our clients. We also provide counsel regarding the application of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement guidelines and interpretations, particularly in new and rapidly evolving areas of medical practice and technology.