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Tucker Ellis represents clients in a broad range of health and life sciences matters across the country. No matter the context, Tucker Ellis Health & Life Sciences attorneys present a distinctive combination of medical, scientific, and technical knowledge and decades of industry experience. Our attorneys are respected nationally and sought out for their innovative guidance, courtroom skills, and resoundingly practical approach to our clients’ most difficult issues.

Our Life Sciences Litigation practice is one of the largest and busiest in the United States, representing more than half of the top 20 pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the country. A deep bench of diverse trial attorneys defends pharmaceutical and medical device product liability cases and appeals, frequently as national coordinating counsel, and has tried cases to verdict, in state and federal courts nationwide. Clients ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 corporations ask us to coordinate the national, regional, or local defense of tens of thousands of these and other mass tort and product liability cases. Tucker Ellis handled the third-highest number of non-MDL product liability cases for defendants between 2015 and 2019: the firm is ranked in Chambers USA (Product Liability & Mass Torts: Nationwide) and The Legal 500 United States (Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices).

Tucker Ellis has a long history representing medical professionals, hospitals, and health care facilities in Medical Malpractice Litigation and related claims and in high profile litigation where the stakes include much more than just the specifics of the trial verdict. Tucker Ellis lawyers also represent long term care providers in any litigation they face, including Attorney General matters and civil and criminal investigations. Our Health & Life Sciences litigation expertise extends into Intellectual Property litigation, where our Patent Litigation team has decades of experience protecting our clients’ lifeblood in infringement actions and defense of “bet the company” lawsuits.

The reach of our Health & Life Sciences lawyers in non-litigation matters is equally comprehensive and well regarded. Tucker Ellis complements its medical product litigation by providing comprehensive Regulatory services, including developing appropriate warnings and evaluating pharmacovigilance practices. Our Patent Procurement team is experienced in a variety of technologies, including biomedical devices. Our multidisciplinary Technology Transfer team ensures that our clients maximize their business outcomes by assisting with IP harvesting, evaluating R&D, licensing, manufacturing, and supply.

We are actively involved in Long Term Care clients’ risk management and planning, and routinely support investigations, government relations, and media relations activities. Tucker Ellis guides clients through all facets of federal and state Medical and Data Privacy issues, including privacy policy reviews, HIPAA training, responses to and mitigation of breach events, and, where necessary, federal and state breach of privacy litigation.

Tucker Ellis lawyers guide Health Care clients through all the nuances of federal and state health care law, including Medicare, Medicaid, and payor enrollment and compliance requirements. We also assist transactional clients on Stark, Anti-kickback, and False Claims Act circumstances, and in fraud and abuse investigations.

Tucker Ellis partners with life sciences companies at all phases of their evolution on critical Corporate and Transactional issues. In doing so, we bring together life sciences entrepreneurs and investors from a variety of debt and equity funding sources and position them to determine the best strategies for acquisition, sale, or possible joint ventures.

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