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Sheppard Mullin Adds Healthcare Partner in Dallas

Phil Kim Expands Corporate and Regulatory Healthcare Capabilities in Texas and Firmwide

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Phil L. Kim has joined the firm’s Corporate practice group and Healthcare industry team as a partner in the Dallas office. He joins from Haynes Boone. He is the fifth healthcare partner to join Sheppard Mullin this year.

“Healthcare is a key industry for us and we’re thrilled to welcome Phil to our growing team,” said Sheppard Mullin vice chairman Jon Newby. “Our clients are always looking for seasoned attorneys to help them navigate the complex and constantly evolving maze of regulations. His expertise will be a valuable resource to clients and the firm.”

Eric Klein, Sheppard Mullin’s Healthcare industry team leader, added, “Phil brings substantial experience that complements our existing healthcare transactional and regulatory capabilities for providers, including a variety of arrangements and provider agreements, and issues relating to liability exposure, anti-kickback statues, and more.”

Kim represents various types of providers, ranging from healthcare systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, including non-profit health organizations (NPHOs), home health care providers, and other healthcare companies on the buy- and sell-side of mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as on a myriad of regulatory issues. Kim also assists multinational technology companies entering the digital health space with various service and collaboration agreements for their wearable technology.  He also works with public medical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the investment banks that serve as underwriters involved in the public securities offerings for such healthcare companies.

Additionally, Kim works with clients on healthcare arrangements, professional services agreements and provider agreements, including the transition of hundreds of physicians from a prior physician group to a new NPHO with a restructured employment model. Kim regularly advises clients on healthcare compliance issues involving liability exposure, the Stark law, anti-kickback statutes, and HIPAA/HITECH privacy issues. He also counsels clients on matters involving state and federal healthcare laws, complex business structuring and formation issues, employment issues, and matters involving various government agencies, including different state Medicaid agencies, the Texas Medical Board, and Medicare Administrative Contractors.  Kim earned his B.A., with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was the Executive Editor of the SMU Science and Technology Law Review.

About Sheppard Mullin’s Healthcare Industry Team

The Healthcare attorneys of Sheppard Mullin provide experienced legal counsel to healthcare providers, payors, institutions and almost every form of healthcare related organization. This experience gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the mindset that each side brings to the table. It also enables us to develop effective solutions to fit our clients' needs and objectives—making the pieces of the puzzle fit together within a complex framework that includes fraud and abuse, antitrust, Medicare/Medicaid/commercial reimbursement, HIPAA, corporate M&A and restructuring and insolvency issues, to name only a few. 


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