For more than 25 years, Pat has worked closely with senior management of health care and life sciences companies to develop strategies and structure deals that advance their business objectives. He combines his experience in complex corporate transactions with his deep knowledge of the regulatory environment in which health care and life sciences companies operate. His clients include regional, national, nonprofit, for-profit, established and emerging companies. He has served as outside general counsel for numerous health care companies. Pat also regularly advises clients on risk and crisis management matters.
Hospitals and Health Systems
Pat collaborates with hospital and health system executives on strategic transaction matters, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and regulatory compliance matters, including antitrust, clinical integration, privacy and security, Stark and Anti-Kickback. He also has deep experience in the development of integrated delivery systems and public-private partnerships.
In addition to being lead counsel in dozens of life sciences M&A transactions, Pat helps life sciences companies negotiate research and development collaborations and develop and implement technology transfer and licensing strategies.
Health Care Innovation
Pat helps for-profit and nonprofit companies identify new ways to deliver higher quality health care services more efficiently and at lower cost. He’s helped clients develop risk-sharing arrangements, financial and clinical integration models, commercial and Medicaid health insurance products, population health strategies and new clinical delivery models, including high performance and collaborative care networks and on-site and near-site employee clinics. As a member of the firm’s Digital Health team, Pat regularly works with digital health/telehealth companies on emerging business and regulatory matters.
Physicians & Physician Groups
Pat works with independent and affiliated specialist physicians and physician groups to develop: strategies for hospital/physician alignment, clinically and financially integrated provider organizations, joint ventures, professional services arrangements and other strategic, regulatory and transactional matters.
Venture Capital / Entrepreneurs
Pat has worked with numerous venture capital firms focused on developing and acquiring health care businesses on transactional, regulatory due diligence and regulatory compliance matters. Pat also works with entrepreneurs pursuing opportunities in health care reform and innovation, such as new health care delivery models and health information technologies.