Digital Health

Representing 125+ digital health companies that are improving the quality and affordability of healthcare


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Helped digital health clients raise $1.5+ billion in private, institutional and venture capital financing in the last five years

  • #1 for life sciences IPOs from 2000 to present, including representing companies and underwriters in IPOs for MindBody, Castlight Health and Everyday Health

  • M&A for Brightree, CardioMEMS, Misfit and Epocrates 

  • Digital Health Venture Thought Leaders, an exclusive network of active digital health investors

  • Represent 35% of the US companies on the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource’s Billion Dollar Startup Club list, including Zenefits, Jawbone and Proteus Digital Health

  • Lawyers widely recognized as thought leaders in the space, including keynotes at the International CES Digital Health Summit, USC’s Body Computing Conference, Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Digital Health Track at the BIO International Convention

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  • Defend False Claims Act actions arising from allegations of billing/coding misconduct, patient safety and research misconduct, manufacturing deficiencies, other Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act violations, drug pricing misconduct, federal and state anti-kickback law violations, and other relevant fraud and abuse laws led by local, state and federal civil and criminal government enforcers

  • Average 50+ unrelated, new class actions every year

  • Experience in more than 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies

  • Team includes 7 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers

  • Named as one of the US law firms that lawyers would least like to face in litigation according to a survey of 240+ corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting

  • History of litigating landmark, precedent-setting cases that establish industry-wide resolutions or new procedural protections for our clients

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  • Deep US and global experience providing regulatory counseling and advice on FDA, fraud & abuse, corporate compliance, contractual  relationships, Sunshine Laws, reimbursement, government program price reporting, healthcare data privacy, licensure and accreditation, health reform counseling, regulatory due diligences, MHRA and CE Marking

  • Advise all players in the evolving ecosystem, including payors, providers, LS companies, health IT and investors

  • As connectors to the ecosystem, we counsel clients on how to launch innovative products and services

  • Represent healthcare clients in connection with federal and state government investigations, inquiries, settlements and voluntary disclosures, leveraging subject matter expertise and litigation and negotiation experience

  • Counsel related to privacy and data protection, government contracts and government analytics practices provided by multidisciplinary team bolstered by industry-leading lawyers

  • Frequent contributors on groundbreaking regulatory topics at leading industry events, editorial boards and relevant media and publications

  • Market leader in life sciences – #1 in IPOs, M&A transactions, venture financings and licensing

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  • Strategic agreements, technology transactions and licensing deals for companies like Jawbone, Rally Health, athenahealth, OMsignal, Azumio, Everyday Health and PatientSafe Solutions

  • Manage and defend trademarks and copyrights for companies including WiserTogether, Azumio, Brightree, CareLinx, Jawbone and Striiv

  • Patent due diligence support on 75+ business transactions, including venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and licensing transactions in 2015

  • 100+ inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings; 100+ inter partes/ex parte reexaminations

  • 24,000+ patents under our management across 120+ jurisdictions worldwide

  • Named The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year finalist in 2015

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Group Contacts
Keith Berets Partner, Colorado
Jim Brogan Partner, Colorado
Lester Fagen Partner, Boston
Brent Fassett Partner, Colorado
Wainwright Fishburn Partner, San Diego
Andrew Gantt Partner, Washington, DC
Matthew Hemington Partner, Palo Alto
Natasha Leskovsek Partner, Washington, DC
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Frank Rahmani Partner, Palo Alto
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Mark Weeks Partner, Palo Alto
Matthew Bartus Partner, Palo Alto
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