The firm’s Health Care practice includes both transactional and litigation matters. Because of the interplay of competition and regulation in the health care industry, sound antitrust and trade regulation advice are a critical piece of any business plan in this industry. We have provided counsel to hospital systems on mergers and acquisitions of health care providers.
A lead litigator of the firm is well known in the health care industry in Wisconsin and nationally. Kevin O’Connor has successfully litigated several significant health care antitrust matters in Wisconsin and has been a national spokesperson on health care antitrust issues. A few examples include his successful resolution of a hospital merger case in southeastern Wisconsin; a multispecialty physician practice merger between Marshfield Clinic and Wausau Medical Center; and a non-merger conduct matter involving the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association. He has also litigated generic drug damage claims against various drug companies involving the intellectual property and antitrust interface on behalf of state agencies and end users. Kevin has worked with his counterparts in the federal agencies on these and other matters. Many of the firm’s attorneys also have extensive health care antitrust counseling experience with various state agencies. Kevin has served as a national spokesperson regarding health care antitrust and trade regulation issues.