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Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Enforcement Trends and Recent Developments

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Produced on April 08, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Health Law is a vast and constantly evolving area of the law. Its many components, which include the provision of medical services, payment for those services, intermediaries who stand between service providers and payment, and the creation, manufacture of sale of pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, and medical devices, are subject to often complex regulation at both the federal and state levels. The healthcare business is one of the few regulated industries that is dynamically organic in that new developments require legal adaptation. Add to this the relative size and prominence of healthcare in both everyday lives and the economy as a whole, as well as the use of healthcare to achieve related and unrelated policy and political objectives, and the results are complex, ever changing, and a challenge for even the most sophisticated and experienced health law practitioner.

Given its position and visibility in the U.S. and global economies, healthcare has become a magnet for merger and acquisition activity. This course, presented by Brian Platton of Mintz Levin, will survey the basic elements that make healthcare merger and acquisition activity unique, as well as the effect of recent decisions and actions upon both the healthcare industry, and healthcare transactions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Survey the most recent developments in mergers and acquisitions generally, and to examine more specifically, how these developments affect, or may affect mergers and acquisitions in healthcare, as well as the healthcare industry

  2. Identify the effect of various enforcement trends on transactions in healthcare

  3. Explore the direction in which various structures commonly employed in the healthcare industry may be heading, and which new structures are evolving and developing

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Brian Platton

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Brian’s practice focuses on healthcare, and life sciences, including transactions involving healthcare and life sciences entities. He represents managed care companies, insurers, academic medical centers, hospital systems, investors, including venture capital and private equity funds, life sciences companies, and information technology companies.

His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, financings, investments, licensing, governance structure and relationships, marketing arrangements, services arrangements, outsourcing, and other contracting.

Brian has presented on panels before such organizations as the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

During law school, he served as executive editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.


Zalman S.

Excellent high level summary of a healthcare transactions, including highlighting potential real pitfalls.

Mattie A.


Robert C.

Very comprehensive and useful.

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