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Brian J. Platton


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Brian’s practice focuses on health care, and life sciences, and he has over 35 years of experience working on transactions involving health care and life sciences entities. He represents managed care companies, insurers, academic medical centers, hospital systems, investors, including venture capital and private equity funds, life sciences companies, and information technology companies.

His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, financings, investments, licensing, governance structure and relationships, marketing arrangements, services arrangements, outsourcing, and other contracting.

Brian has presented on panels on behalf of organizations as the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

During law school, he served as executive editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.


  • New York Law School (JD)
  • State University of New York (BA)


  • Represented Montefiore Medical Center in multiple joint ventures, including one for the research and development of certain cancer therapies; and another with two parties: a software company that has a clinical discovery platform, and a university health science center.
  • Represented New York University School of Medicine in multiple joint venture affiliations with regional hospitals outside of New York City, relating to the medical school’s nationally recognized expertise in assisted reproductive services, including in vitro fertilization.

Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: New York – Healthcare (2011 – 2018)
  • Nightingale's Healthcare News: Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer (2007)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Healthcare Law (2016 – 2019)


  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Health Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Recent Insights

News & Press



After withdrawing nearly identical proposed legislation one day earlier, on January 18, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing certain New York State agencies, including the Department of Health, to promulgate regulations that limit the compensation of executives of entities that receive state funding or payments from the state.
As discussed in a previous post, CMS recently issued a proposed rule implementing the Sunshine Act, but many pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are still trying to determine the scope of their continuing obligations under related state laws, such as the Massachusetts “gift ban” law. 
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the cases challenging various aspect of the Affordable Care Act  (“ACA”) that are now before the Court.
On October 31, 2011,  President Obama signed and released an Executive Order directing the FDA and the Department of Justice to take actions  designed to reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers, and prevent price gouging regarding certain prescription drugs.

News & Press

Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Brian Platton, a Member in Mintz’s New York office, is quoted in this Ambulatory M&A Advisor article discussing what sellers can expect when working with private equity, and what private equity’s expectations are for the sellers.