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Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Enforcement Trends and Recent Developments

Lawline Webinar


Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Brian Platton will speak on the topic, “Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Enforcement Trends and Recent Developments” on Lawline’s webinar.

Health Law is a vast and constantly evolving area of the law. Its many components, which include the provision of medical services, payment for those services, intermediaries who stand between service providers and payment, and the creation, manufacture of sale of pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, and medical devices, are subject to often complex regulation at both the federal and state levels. The healthcare business is one of the few regulated industries that is dynamically organic in that new developments require legal adaptation. Add to this the relative size and prominence of healthcare in both everyday lives and the economy as a whole, as well as the use of healthcare to achieve related and unrelated policy and political objectives, and the results are complex, ever changing, and a challenge for even the most sophisticated and experienced health law practitioner.

Given its position and visibility in the U.S. and global economies, healthcare has become a magnet for merger and acquisition activity. This course, presented by Brian Platton of Mintz, will survey the basic elements that make healthcare merger and acquisition activity unique, as well as the effect of recent decisions and actions upon both the healthcare industry, and healthcare transactions.

Learning Objectives:

I. Survey the most recent developments in mergers and acquisitions generally, and to examine more specifically, how these developments affect, or may affect mergers and acquisitions in healthcare, as well as the healthcare industry

II. Identify the effect of various enforcement trends on transactions in healthcare

III. Explore the direction in which various structures commonly employed in the healthcare industry may be heading, and which new structures are evolving and developing


Brian J. Platton is a Member whose practice at Mintz focuses on health care and life sciences. He represents managed care companies, insurers, academic medical centers, hospital systems, investors, and life sciences and IT companies.