McCarter & English regularly provides legal counsel to health care clients on federal and state antitrust laws that are implicated in structuring hospital mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures. The need for such advice also arises in negotiating contracts and cooperative arrangements with health insurers, HMOs and other third-party health care payers. Hospitals' various relationships with physicians, as well as their efforts to regulate the conduct of their medical staffs, frequently implicate potential antitrust claims. Our Antitrust attorneys also counsel physician groups, pharmaceutical companies, medical supply distributors and equipment manufacturers on a wide variety of competition issues.
To the extent that a client's needs extend beyond counseling and transactional advice, we work closely with our Antitrust attorneys as needed. Trial and appellate attorneys experienced in handling antitrust issues in all courts combine their skills with our Health Care lawyers' industry knowledge to effectively and efficiently litigate cases in this field. Our Antitrust attorneys also assist clients in quickly, effectively and efficiently responding to government inquiries and investigations.