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Healthcare legal solutions that create healthy outcomes for our clients.

Husch Blackwell has a national reputation for providing exceptional healthcare legal services. Our healthcare law team includes more than 150 skilled attorneys – all with experience in the healthcare industry. We offer competitive rates, creative use of alternative fee approaches, and an efficient staffing model to help healthcare clients advance their unique business goals. 

By collaborating across disciplines, our healthcare attorneys offer comprehensive counsel and solution-driven services that address healthcare industry pressures. That gives our clients an edge in a challenging industry that is growing rapidly, constantly evolving, and facing heightened regulatory and financial scrutiny.

Case Study
CoxHealth

CoxHealth prevailed in a defamation lawsuit brought against the hospital system and an executive.

Client Success
John Knox Village

"Both parties are establishing a budget and both parties are working to achieve that budget. So that’s a really a great way to do business." - Dan Rexroth, President & Chief Executive Officer, John Knox Village Care Center

Case Study
Express Scripts, Inc.

ESI prevailed against antitrust allegations, and then turned its counterclaims into a $20 million judgment.

Podcast | February 28, 2024
OMG. . .The OIG is at it Again
Blog | June 29, 2023
The Sword Becomes a Shield
Legal Updates | October 31, 2022
Surprise Billing Final Regulations Issued

The federal government recently issued final regulations revising certain aspects of the interim final regulations they had previously released implementing the surprise billing rules set forth under the No Surprises Act.

Legal Updates | July 19, 2022
CMS Releases CY 2023 OPPS and ASC Proposed Rule
Blog | April 25, 2022
The Future of Hospital at Home
Legal Updates | January 14, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court Stays OSHA Vaccine Mandate
Legal Updates | November 30, 2021
New Kansas Law Affecting Employer COVID-19 Policies
Blog | November 29, 2021
CMS Interim Final Rule Enjoined
Legal Updates | November 05, 2021
CMS Releases OPPS and PFS Final Rules

While there are no surprises in the latest rulemaking, there is some cause for concern for healthcare providers.

Podcast | September 24, 2021
Drumroll Please: The Latest on HIS Appeals
Blog | September 23, 2020
Updated Guidance on FEMA Public Assistance
Legal Updates | August 18, 2020
HHS Reporting Requirement Delay Continues
Legal Updates | April 21, 2020
2019 Wisconsin Act 185: Health Insurance
Blog | April 13, 2020
Coronavirus and Nonprofits
Blog | March 24, 2020
COVID-19 FAQs for Nursing Facilities
Blog | March 06, 2020
Is Coronavirus an excusable delay?
Podcast | February 06, 2020
Breaking Down TPEs: Facts and Strategies
Podcast | January 23, 2020
Your Hospice Team Has a New Home
Blog | November 08, 2019
New CMS Disclosure Rule Implemented
Blog | March 20, 2019
Medicare for All…or Is It?
Blog | March 13, 2019
NHIA 2019 Annual Conference
Speaking Engagements | February 20, 2024
Speaker, "Medicare Auditing and Legal Update," WiHPCA Webinar
Webinar | December 12, 2023
Union Organizing in Academic Medical Centers
Speaking Engagements | December 11, 2023
Speaker, "Supreme Court Review," Washington Health Law Summit
Webinar | July 25, 2023
Hot Topics in Psychedelic Law
Webinar | May 25, 2023
Hot Topics in Healthcare Learning
Webinar | March 7, 2023
Workplace Violence in Healthcare
Seminars | January 26, 2023
NALHE Central Texas Chapter Kickoff Reception
Speaking Engagements | September 9, 2022
Speaker, "A Health Law Update," WISCA 2022 Leadership Summit
Webinar | December 2020
COVID-19 and Clinical Programs
Speaking Engagements | November 30, 2020
Panelist, "The Latest on COVID-19," St. Louis Forum
Webinar | November 2020
Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series - Health Law 2021: A Legislative Outlook

Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series

Webinar | November 2020
COVID-19 Privacy Concerns
Webinar | November 2020
Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series - Stimulus Relief Funds: Strings Attached

Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series

Webinar | October 28, 2020
Pre-Election Webinar Series - Election 2020: Defining the Stakes

Pre-Election Webinar Series

Webinar | October 2020
Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series - Vaccine: Hope and Controversy

Health Law & Innovation Virtual Series

Webinar | May 27, 2020
COVID-19 Town Hall for Hospices
Webinar | March 20, 2020
Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Coronavirus/COVID-19 - Update for Employers

Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between Webinar Series

Webinar | February 27, 2020
Dismissed! Discipline in Healthcare Education Programs

Academic Medicine Webinar Series

Webinar | September 2019
The Healthcare Industry and Immigration: Shifting Policies and Compliance Issues You Need to Know

Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between Webinar Series

Webinar | August 12, 2019
When Expert Educators Become Export Violators

Academic Medicine Webinar Series

News Releases | February 17, 2023
Husch Blackwell Authors Amicus Brief in Ninth Circuit's Psilocybin Rescheduling Dispute

Husch Blackwell prepared and filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of nearly 30 end-of-life and palliative care clinicians, urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to compel the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to initiate proceedings that could lead to a rescheduling of psilocybin for use in the end-of-life clinical setting.

Media Mentions | February 02, 2023
HomeCare: Hospice Audits Surged in 2022, Firm Says
Media Mentions | January 23, 2023
Minnesota Lawyer: People & Practices: Jan. 23, 2023
News Releases | January 17, 2023
Husch Blackwell's Vane Earns Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification for Legislative and Campaign Law

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certifies Mark Vane for Legislative and Campaign Law

News Releases | January 17, 2023
Rob Kukuljan Joins Husch Blackwell in Minneapolis
News Releases | November 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Elects 29 to 2023 New Partner Class
Media Mentions | October 12, 2022
UCLA Alumni: Andrew Demetriou '76
News Releases | September 07, 2022
Husch Blackwell Expands Healthcare and Corporate Law Teams in California

Ericka Curls Bartling will join Husch Blackwell as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office, and Andrew J. Demetriou will join the firm’s Los Angeles office as senior counsel, bolstering the firm’s capabilities and presence in California.

News Releases | May 02, 2022
Former Univ. of Missouri System General Counsel Joins Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Steve Owens has joined the firm’s Kansas City office as senior counsel in its Higher Education practice group after serving as the general counsel of the University of Missouri System for the past 14 years.

News Releases | April 27, 2022
Husch Blackwell Prevails in Discrimination Lawsuit for CoxHealth

Husch Blackwell earned a victory in Missouri state court for CoxHealth, the Springfield-based healthcare system, in connection with race, national origin, workers’ compensation and disability discrimination claims, as well as claims of retaliation.

News Releases | April 01, 2022
Husch Blackwell Adds Two Healthcare Partners to Virtual Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Lisa T. Thomas and Bryan Stewart have joined the firm’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry group as partners.

News Releases | March 15, 2022
Husch Blackwell Launches Psychedelics and Emerging Therapies Practice Group

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce the formalization of its Psychedelics and Emerging Therapies practice group, making it the first Am Law 100 firm to establish such a practice.

Media Mentions | December 14, 2021
IB Madison: Professional of the Week | Meg Pekarske
News Releases | December 06, 2021
Husch Blackwell Elects 36 to 2022 Partnership Class
News Releases | November 22, 2021
Morgan Goulet Joins Husch Blackwell's Providence Office

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Morgan Goulet has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Providence office.

News Releases | October 25, 2021
Husch Blackwell Lands Leading Litigator Tracy Wolf

Tracy Wolf joins Husch Blackwell’s Dallas office as a partner in its Labor & Employment practice team and Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit.

Media Mentions | October 18, 2021
Missouri Lawyers Media: WJA 2021: Kristine L. Kappel
News Releases | October 15, 2021
Husch Blackwell Scores Victory for Sigmapharm in Hatch-Waxman Litigation

Husch Blackwell successfully defended Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC in connection with its application for approval of a generic version of the antidepressant vortioxetine.

News Releases | September 01, 2021
Husch Blackwell's Boston, Providence Offices Open
Media Mentions | August 02, 2021
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2021
News Releases | July 28, 2021
Husch Blackwell Joins UpHealth in Opening Bell Celebration

Led out of the firm’s Milwaukee office, Husch Blackwell represented UpHealth in its recently closed business combination that created a publicly traded, comprehensive global digital healthcare company.

News Releases | July 20, 2021
Husch Blackwell Expands into New England
News Releases | February 22, 2021
Husch Blackwell's Hospice Team Opens 2021 with Significant Audit Victory

The victory was the most significant victory to date for the Madison, WI-based team, which arrived at Husch Blackwell in January 2020.

News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class

Women comprise 57 percent of the 2021 partnership class.

News Releases | August 18, 2020
Jenna Brofsky to Receive 2020 Missouri Lawyers Media Up & Coming Award

Brofsky was part of a team that in June launched a tool to help small and mid-market businesses return to their worksites during COVID-19 by developing Return-to-Work policies that comply with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Media Mentions | July 28, 2020
Austin Monthly: Austin's Top Attorneys 2020
News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

News Releases | April 10, 2020
Wakaba Tessier Named to Law360 2020 Health Editorial Advisory Board

Tessier will serve as one of 10 subject-matter experts who will offer feedback and insight on Law360's health coverage.

News Releases | January 21, 2020
Janelle Carter Anderson Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Anderson brings a diverse background to her practice with service as in-house counsel to a global healthcare and technology education provider as well as a state university.

News Releases | January 21, 2020
Janelle Carter Anderson Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

Anderson brings a diverse background to her practice with service as in-house counsel to a global healthcare and technology education provider as well as a state university.

News Releases | January 15, 2020
U.S. Council for Athletes' Health and Husch Blackwell Announce Launch of Athletics Healthcare Compliance Platform

The platform operates as an all-in-one tool to assist with the delivery and execution of compliance requirements by all stakeholders in higher education athletic programs.

News Releases | January 13, 2020
Husch Blackwell Lands Two Healthcare Groups in Wisconsin

“That two prominent groups of lawyers from two different firms see the same potential and opportunity at Husch Blackwell speaks volumes about our firm’s commitment to Madison and the larger Wisconsin market,” said Paul Eberle, Husch Blackwell’s Chief Executive.

News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

Nearly 60 percent of the firm's 2020 partnership class is comprised of women.

News Releases | November 19, 2019
Kirstin Salzman Recognized by Ingram's as Top Rainmaker

Salzman is recognized on this list of "top-performing female lawyers" in the Kansas City area.

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | October 01, 2019
Benchmark Litigation's 2020 Edition Recognizes 33 Husch Blackwell Attorneys

The firm also received Benchmark’s “Highly Recommended” ranking in Missouri and Wisconsin and its “Recommended” ranking in Nebraska.

News Releases | September 09, 2019
Mark Vane Earns Multiple 2019 Recognitions for Governmental Relations Practice

Based in Husch Blackwell’s Austin office, Vane is a sought-after resource for companies across multiple industries who seek to have a voice on high-stakes issues at the Texas State Capitol and with state agencies.

Media Mentions | September 06, 2019
Law360: Lone Star Laterals
News Releases | September 05, 2019
Jody Rudman Joins Husch Blackwell's Austin Office
News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 06, 2019
Austin Monthly Names 12 From Husch Blackwell as Top Austin Attorneys

The Top Austin Attorney listing was compiled through an online peer-voting process.

News Releases | August 06, 2019
Harvey Tettlebaum Joins Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee

Tettlebaum is the committee’s only member from the state of Missouri and just one of two members currently residing in the Midwest. 

News Releases | July 29, 2019
Tyler Hibler Joins Husch Blackwell's Kansas City Office

Hibler, a litigator, has significant experience representing companies and individuals in complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

News Releases | July 01, 2019
Turner Named Chair of AHLA Women's Leadership Council

The AHLA Women’s Leadership Council provides educational content and develops and hosts networking events for members.

Media Mentions | June 26, 2019
Wisconsin Law Journal: WLJ honors its 2019 Women in the Law

Wendy Arends was one of 22 outstanding women attorneys honored at the 16th annual Women in the Law event June 20 sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

News Releases | June 17, 2019
Collins and Cochran Named ABA Health Law Section Vice Chairs

The 10,600-member ABA Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA.

News Releases | June 10, 2019
Hal Katz Named Chair-Elect of ABA Health Law Section Council

The ABA Health Law Section has more than 10,000 member nationwide.

News Releases | May 13, 2019
Tamar Hodges Joins Husch Blackwell's Jefferson City Office

Before attending law school, Hodges worked as a registered nurse at nationally-ranked hospitals in both St. Louis and Atlanta.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

The team is experienced in Massachusetts so they know the agencies and are strong on staff issues.

Chambers USA 2023