Health Care and Life Sciences

A team of attorneys with the expertise to address the complex challenges our clients face.

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Leading the Way in Health Care and Life Sciences

We understand that health care providers and life sciences companies face unique challenges. With a depth of knowledge and legal experience surpassing the capabilities of many larger firms, Phillips Lytle can provide unparalleled counsel to companies in the health care and life sciences sectors. We counsel Fortune 100 companies, pharmaceutical developers, private equity investors, entrepreneurs, hospitals, universities, research institutions and more.

Our health care clients represent virtually every segment of today’s health care marketplace. Phillips Lytle has counseled and represented regional hospitals and hospital systems; medical device manufacturers and distributors; national pharmaceutical companies; health care payors; medical and osteopathic educational institutions and associations; mental health facilities; home health, long-term care and hospice providers; ambulatory surgery centers; medical professionals; physician groups; medical service providers; health care technology companies; medical executives, physicians and nurses; and more.

Phillips Lytle has decades of experience providing guidance to life sciences leaders and innovators. We are trusted advocates and advisors for global pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, research institutions, health care facilities, investors, serial entrepreneurs, startups and more. Our life sciences legal expertise includes:

  • Evidence-based regulatory rulemaking
  • Product labeling and content claims
  • Product liability litigation
  • Product recalls and reformulations
  • Regulatory approval and compliance
  • Regulatory warnings and enforcement actions
  • Risk assessment and mitigation

Our multidisciplinary team of attorneys—many with advanced scientific degrees in fields including epidemiology, biochemistry, neurobiology, chemistry, pharmacology, physiology and engineering—has deep industry knowledge. We know how to harness and effectively communicate scientific issues to adversaries, regulatory bodies, judges, juries, consumers and stakeholders to achieve our clients’ goals inside and outside the courtroom.

Health Care Compliance and Counseling Guidance

We counsel clients in the health care industry on key compliance matters, reimbursement, contracts and medical records privacy.


We assist health care providers with negotiating and preparing contracts that both meet the clients’ organization or business goals and comply with the various regulatory requirements imposed by state and federal law.

HIPAA and Medical Record Privacy

We answer questions about whether a proposed release of confidential health information is allowed or required. We also negotiate Business Associate Agreements for health care providers, suppliers and contractors.


We advise clients concerning the interpretation of various reimbursement laws, regulations and contracts.

Meet Our Health Care and Life Sciences Team

William P. Keefer Partner, Governing Committee
Lisa Smith
Lisa L. Smith Partner
Sharon Prise Azurin Partner
Elliott J. Ehrenreich Partner
Anthony Ghanem
Anthony Ghanem Associate
F. Kenneth Graham Partner
Eric M. Kraus Partner
Timothy P. Kucinski Partner
Julia M. Markov Science Specialist
Lisa McDougall Of Counsel
Timothy P. Moriarty Partner
David J. Murray Senior Counsel
Eoin Ó Muimhneacháin (Moynihan) Associate
James R. O’Connor Partner
Louis Reynlods
Louis Q. Reynolds Associate
Dorothy Shuldman
Dorothy E. Shuldman Associate
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