"[A]lways a contender for high level healthcare advocacy and regulatory work"
- Chambers USA
Cadwalader was the first major New York law firm to respond to the growth and rapid transformation of the health care industry by forming a practice to focus on and meet the industry's unique needs. With considerable resources and talented practitioners in the diverse areas affecting the industry - corporate governance, corporate finance, government regulation, Medicare and Medicaid, insolvency and restructuring, labor relations, litigation, risk management, securities, capital markets, and tax - Cadwalader became and remains a leader in health care law.
Clients from the entire spectrum of the health care industry have benefited from our attorneys' knowledge, experience, expertise and innovation in dispute resolution. We successfully serve hospitals, nursing homes, clinical laboratories, health maintenance organizations, home health care providers, international health organizations and pharmaceutical companies; investors in health care projects; institutional lenders to the health care industry; and various state and national associations of health care providers.
In addition to a broad corporate, regulatory and transactional practice, the team has been active in litigation, containing and mitigating our clients' exposure. From defending civil litigations, criminal prosecutions, and false claims and qui tam actions, and handling contract disputes with vendors, to employment matters, restructurings, and challenging tax rulings and reimbursement methodologies, we regularly appear in both state and federal court on behalf of our health care clients. Among our recent representations are:
- Andrus on Hudson, a not-for-profit nursing home, in a Federal court lawsuit to enjoin the Berger Commission's recommendation to close the nursing facility, alleging violations of constitutional due process.
- Home health providers in a series of FLSA suits brought by home health aides on the basis of a Second Circuit decision invalidating an exemption from FLSA overtime requirements.
- Omnicare in a lawsuit brought against Mariner Health Care Management Company, formerly one of the largest long-term care providers in the United States, by SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services, and others for failure to pay invoices for goods and services supplied by Omnicare pharmacies to long term care facilities operated by defendants.
- St. Vincents Catholic Medical Centers in its chapter 11 reorganization, including a plan of reorganization supported by creditors’ and tort committees.
- Daiwa Securities America, Inc. in the chapter 11 case of Episcopal Health Services, an integrated health care delivery system.
Cadwalader also actively participates in the development of health care legislation and public policy at the state and national level.