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Sheppard Mullin’s healthcare antitrust practice has been actively involved in multiple negotiations with federal and state antitrust regulators on some of the most heavily scrutinized transactions and has been at the forefront of structuring innovative relationships for both providers and payors. Our antitrust work has been to:

  • Provide antitrust-related advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, as well as other collaborations with competitors that may draw the eye of federal authorities, such as the establishment of integrated delivery systems, the determination of geographies of service, and the creation and implementation of shared-services and pricing agreements. Provide antitrust-related advice relating to clinically integrated networks (CINs), accountable care organizations (ACOs). Medicare bundled payment initiatives, Medicare Advantage and other aspects of the ACA.
  • Provide antitrust litigation counsel to healthcare and other clients in extensive private litigation, price fixing cartel defense, counseling on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, competitor collaborations in healthcare, standard setting, trade association work, vertical pricing and distribution issues and the representation of clients in connection with civil and criminal investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Provide guidance and advice regarding the development and implementation of antitrust compliance programs.

Over the last five years, our team has provided antitrust, transactional, litigation and/or counseling services to nearly 30 clients across the healthcare industry.  These representations included California-based litigation, acquisition of doctor groups, doctor/hospital affiliations, and mergers/acquisitions of ASC's and specialty groups in Oncology, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics and Opthalmology.

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