40+ years representing transformative healthcare companies, leading hospitals and academic medical institutions in strategic transactions and bet-the-company matters


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Experienced with current issues faced by hospitals and medical institutions 

  • #1 for life sciences IPOs from 2000 to present, including public offerings of securities for companies like Everyday Health, Castlight Health, HealthEquity, MindBody and NantHealth

  • M&A for Audax Health, CardioMEMS, Bravo Health and athenahealth

  • Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of strategic investors

  • Represent clients in commercial transactions with hospitals and clinics, service and other technology providers, data partners and joint venture partners

  • Represent 35% of the US-based unicorns (CB Insights)

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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

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

  • Team includes 5 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers

  • Recognized by The American Lawyer as an honorable mention in its Litigation Department of the Year competition

  • 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 Rally Health, athenahealth, OMsignal, Azumio, Everyday Health and PatientSafe Solutions

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

  • Global patent team has led 1,000+ investor-side and company-side IP due diligence reviews in deals/transactions

  • 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
Mazda Antia  Partner San Diego, Los Angeles – Downtown
Barbara Kosacz  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Mark Weeks  Partner Palo Alto
Wainwright Fishburn  Senior Counsel San Diego
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