Nov 14, 2014

 U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 Best Law Firms report, naming Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care.” The designation is based on Polsinelli's overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of health care legal services, and geographic footprint across 19 cities. U.S. News – Best Lawyers awarded the position to Polsinelli, now in its 6th year as the fastest growing U.S. law firm.*

“We are extremely grateful to our clients. We are privileged to serve our clients in this complex and dynamic industry, and we have been fortunate to continuously attract lawyers from top law firms across the country who are passionate about building client relationships and providing outstanding client service. This recognition validates our commitment to the health care industry and importance of continuing to support our strong national practice,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “It’s an exciting time for our firm.”

Polsinelli represents a wide variety of health care clients including hospital and health systems, clinical research organizations, physician groups, home health agencies, hospice providers and senior and long-term care facilities. In 2014, Polsinelli was also ranked as the second largest Health Care Practice by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and as the third largest Health Care Practice by Modern Healthcare.

“The industry is seeing tremendous change, and our clients' roles are becoming increasingly complex,” said Health Care Practice Chair Matthew Murer from his Chicago office. “Polsinelli has responded by building a strong and diverse team of more than 190 health care attorneys and professionals across the country who understand their clients' businesses and immerse themselves in this evolving and challenging industry.” Murer continued, “We greatly appreciate our clients who have made this a reality, and who have formed relationships with our growing, talented team of health care attorneys.”

Polsinelli’s national Health Care services include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Regulatory issues
  • Counseling on key compliance issues (e.g., Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Sunshine Act),
  • HIPAA and confidentiality compliance counseling including Big Data management
  • Reimbursement
  • Real Estate services
  • Payor disputes
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations
  • Medical staff and credentialing 
  •  Risk management
  • Public Policy matters
  • 340B compliance

In addition to health care, Polsinelli serves other growing industries including real estate, financial services, life sciences and technology. Polsinelli has been the fastest growing law firm in America for the past six years according to The American Lawyer's 2013 and 2014 reports, and this year joined the Am Law 100.

Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh, Health Care Practice Chair Matthew Murer and Health Care Litigation Chair Mary Clare Bonaccorsi are available for comment.

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About Polsinelli
real challenges. real answers.SM Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 740 attorneys in 19 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period and has maintained this position. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

*American Lawyer reports, 2013 and 2014
*Law360, March 2014