Attorneys in our Health Care & Life Sciences Group counsel health care providers, insurers, biopharmaceutical and device companies, and other entities throughout the country with respect to their most sophisticated legal challenges.

We strive to provide outstanding value to our clients while maintaining the highest professional standards in our work. Our success in doing so is evidenced by our selection as counsel by some of the largest, most highly regarded health care organizations in the country, as well as by smaller clients striving to make or expand their place in the health care market.

Our attorneys are consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America for their dedication, superior skills, and practical savvy. We are a sought-after partner to health care businesses of all types and welcome the unique challenges and relationships each partnership brings.

We serve clients operating across the health care industry, including:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals and health care systems
  • Health centers (including FQHCs)
  • Multi-provider networks (ACOs, CINs, IDSs, IPAs, PHOs)
  • Universities and schools of medicine
  • Health plans and managed care companies
  • Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies
  • Physician groups
  • Health care data analysis companies
  • Commercial IRBs
  • Professional associations and societies
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Health information technology companies
  • Research institutes
  • Laboratories (clinical, research, and others)
  • Government agencies
  • Research funders
  • Contract research organizations and other research service providers
  • Organ procurement organizations

We also provide a full range of strategic, regulatory, and government enforcement and litigation legal services. For more information on these services, please see the service line pages listed below.

Firm Highlights

News

61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named "Lawyer of the Year,"...

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Massachusetts Budget Update: Commonwealth Now Waiting on Governor Baker

On July 22, 2019, the Massachusetts House of Representatives ("House") and Senate Conference Committee ("Conference Committee") released the Commonwealth's $43.1 billion fiscal year 2020 budget bill (" H. 4000 "). It passed the House...

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Informed Consent Form Templates

Developed 23 different types of global research informed consent templates for a major pharmaceutical company along with detailed negotiation guidelines for compliance with applicable laws and best practices.

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European Union GDPR—Institution

Counseled a preeminent health system and academic medical center on its compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its clinical and research activities, including its international research studies...

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BORIM Issues Guidance on Recent Changes to Practice of Medicine Regulations

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine ("BORIM") recently finalized revisions to 243 CMR 2.00 (Licensure and the Practice of Medicine). These changes took effect on August 9, 2019. Because of the uncertainty resulting...

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Conflicts of Interest

Reviewed medical center's systems, policies and procedures for identifying, assessing, and managing investigator and institutional conflicts of interest.

Matter

Research Non-Compliance Investigations

Assisted various hospital systems and research institutes with the investigation of alleged non-compliance with applicable U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in...

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CMS Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud and Abuse

To increase provider and supplier transparency and accountability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule (Final Rule) with comment period that allows CMS greater ability to prevent fraud...

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Massachusetts Final Budget: How the Act Will Affect Pharmaceutical Companies

On July 31, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker signed a $43.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget (" General Appropriations Act "). Originating from the Conference Committee's budget, the General Appropriations Act accounts for any vetoes...

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Keep Medicare Enrollment Information Correct and Current or Suffer Consequences

While most providers understand the need to bill Medicare correctly, many often fail to recognize the potentially disastrous results of not keeping Medicare informed of your correct and up-to-date practice information . A recent...