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Overview

Calfee’s Health Care litigators provide practical, industry-specific counsel, backed up by the firm’s 30+ business litigators and health care attorneys. 

We regularly represent clients in court, arbitrations, mediations, administrative proceedings and throughout various government investigation processes.

Our clients include large and small health care providers, insurers, suppliers and manufacturers, and related industry players. 

Noteworthy

Chambers USA, Band 3 Ranking in Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

For well over a decade, our Litigation group and individual litigation attorneys have been ranked and recognized by Chambers USA. In 2020, Chambers USA researchers noted that the team "frequently advises on plaintiff and defense-side commercial litigation matters, offering considerable strengths in securities, product liability, antitrust and construction disputes." They also offer experience in white-collar investigations and litigation, "defending a range of individuals and businesses facing regulatory enforcement actions." And they represent "clients in sectors including healthcare, financial services and manufacturing."

"One client praises the team as 'experienced, insightful, practical, efficient and client-oriented.' They continue, 'When you pose a question, you can rest assured that they will respond promptly with cogent, clear and practical responses.'"

"Another client praises the Litigation group for providing 'high-quality and cost-effective legal advice; the team has been crucial to our litigation defense, and we have been very happy with all of their efforts.'"

Chambers researchers noted that a commentator stated, "This is an excellent firm that does a great job for us. The team is cost-effective, practical and has strong expertise."

Litigation practice Co-Chair, Christopher S. Williams, has been ranked by Chambers USA 2020 in Litigation: General Commercial, Band 4 in Ohio. "'Fantastic lawyer' Christopher Williams co-chairs the firm's litigation department and is well regarded for his expertise in commercial disputes as well as ERISA and healthcare litigation. According to a client, 'He is very practical, thorough and he shows good judgment.'"

K. James Sullivan, Litigation Partner and Leader of the Insurance Coverage practice, has been ranked in Band 1 in Insurance by Chambers USA 2020. "James Sullivan is held in high esteem as 'one of the best policyholder lawyers' in Ohio. He is also praised for his 'sophisticated and diplomatic' approach to complex recovery claims, which sees him handle a wide range of coverage disputes. One source reports, 'He does an excellent job in analyzing situations and getting a good result. He is smart, well respected and capable in the courtroom.'"

U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News –Best Lawyers in America, with national and metropolitan Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati rankings in Litigation.

Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Calfee has been selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2020 as a "Recommended" litigation firm in Ohio. Several of Calfee's Litigation attorneys have been ranked as Leading Litigators by Benchmark Litigation 2020.

Professionals

Experience

Experience

  • Health systems and physicians in federal and state False Claims, Anti-kickback and Stark allegations, including negotiating settlements and corporate integrity agreements.
  • Contract and tort litigation arising from billing and payment disputes between providers and insurers.
  • Hospitals and physician groups in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and buyouts.
  • Area hospitals, clinics and other health care providers in litigation and disputes arising out of contracts with insurers, physicians, suppliers and others.
  • Hospital and other health care providers in antitrust litigation.
  • Health care employers in disputes and litigation with physicians and other medical professionals.
  • Restructuring, governance, regulatory guidance and contracting for an academic medical center.
  • Providers in creating and updating compliance plans.
  • Hospitals in connection with grand jury investigations conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Services

Services

  • Disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions of health care providers/payors
  • Federal and state health care fraud, Stark and False Claims investigations
  • Health care antitrust litigation
  • Insurance-related litigation
  • Staff privileges litigation
  • Medical board hearings
  • Contract disputes involving physicians, hospitals, suppliers, contractors, employees, insurers and managed-care entities
  • Reimbursement disputes
  • Non-competition issues
  • Licensing matters

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Calfee's Litigation team is "experienced, insightful, practical, efficient and client-oriented. When you pose a question, you can rest assured that they will respond promptly with cogent, clear and practical responses."

Chambers USA 2020

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