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Susan Berson and Brent Henry Recognized as Health Care Trailblazers by the National Law Journal

Mintz Members Susan Berson and Brent Henry, have been named to the National Law Journal’s 2019 Health Care Law Trailblazers. Honorees were selected from a competitive field of nominees and have changed the practice in their respective fields through innovative and exceptional legal strategies. Trailblazers are selected annually for making strides toward justice in their area of practice. 

Ms. Berson is the Division Head of the firm’s Health Law Practice and Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington office. She has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to managed care organizations, PBMs, pharmacies, and investors in these sectors. Ms. Berson routinely advises on strategic affiliations, complex service agreements, value-based contracting arrangements, and compliance, reporting, and regulatory matters.

She previously served as general counsel of the Public and Senior Markets Group at UnitedHealth Group.

NLJ highlighted Ms. Berson’s work with private equity firms and companies looking to develop innovative health care models. They also noted that in addition to “having a thriving practice,” she still finds the time “to work with junior associates.”

Mr. Henry is a leading health care professional who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his work advising clients on complex business, legal, and regulatory issues. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare, the largest hospital network in New England.

Mr. Henry’s experience also includes serving as Vice President and General Counsel of MedStar Health, a hospital system serving the Baltimore/Washington corridor; as Deputy Administrator of the New York City Human Resources Administration, where he directed the NYC Medicaid program; and as Director of Business and Governmental Affairs for the Greater Southeast Health Care System in Washington, DC.

NLJ underscored Mr. Henry being at the “forefront of how the health law discipline has developed” and how he “continues to advocate for diversity both in-house and in law firms.”

For this honor, the National Law Journal selected 25 healthcare lawyers from across the US whose work helped make a difference in the healthcare industry.  For the full supplement, click here.

Attorneys in Mintz’s Health Law Practice, many of whom have held government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including managed care organizations, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems, laboratories, post-acute and long-term care providers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and investors into these industries.

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