Top 10 Regional Health Law Firms Announced

The American Bar Association Health Law Section and Becker's Hospital Review announce the Fourth Annual Law Firm Regional Top 10 Recognition lists for the Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast & DC and West regions. The Top 10 lists represent the firms, by region, that have the largest number of Health Law Section members.

As the voice of the health law bar, the ABA Health Law Section is a unique member-run group that depends on the support and commitment of this nation's most influential health law attorneys. Emphasis is placed on regional member participation because American healthcare is inherently regional in its organization and delivery. Section Chair C. Joyce Hall of Watkins & Eager PLLC in Jackson, Miss., notes, "These firms have shown a deep dedication to the practice of health law and the ABA and we wish to recognize their contribution to the profession."

The Top 10 lists reflect the law firms that value the leading educational programming, networking, policy activities, cutting-edge publications and other opportunities offered to their lawyers by the ABA Health Law Section. The Section's diverse membership includes lawyers in private practice, in-house lawyers, solo and government lawyers; academics and law students; and physicians, nurses and healthcare consultants that reflect its national character.

"Waller is thrilled to be recognized as number one in the South region for the ABA Health Law Section's Law Firm Recognition List for the fourth straight year. We value our membership in the Health Law Section and the resources it provides our firm to better serve our clients," says Ken Marlow, partner and chair of the healthcare department at Waller.

The practice of health law is professionally challenging and demands dedication. The Health Law Section recognizes the firms and attorneys below for answering this call to professionalism, for engaging the challenging health law issues of the day, and for their efforts to address healthcare clients' complex problems through their membership in the ABA Health Law Section:

Midwest Region

1. Polsinelli PC
2. Foley & Lardner LLP
3. Dinsmore
3. Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
5. Husch Blackwell LLP
6. Quarles & Brady LLP
7. Sidley Austin LLP
7. Thompson Coburn LLP
9. Kreig DeVault
10. Brennan Manna & Diamond
10. Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
10. Nixon Peabody LLP

The Midwest region includes the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.


Northeast Region

1. Nixon Peabody LLP
1. Verrill Dana LLP
3. Ober | Kaler
4. Mintz Levin
5. Pepper Hamilton LLP
6. Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
6. Venable LLP
8. DLA Piper LLP
8. Robinson & Cole LLP
10. Stevens & Lee

The Northeast region includes the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

South Region

1. Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
2. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
3. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
4. Butler Snow, LLP
4. Stites & Harbison PLLC
6. Polsinelli PC
7. Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
8. Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP
8. Husch Blackwell LLP
10. Haynes & Boone LLP

The South region includes the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Southeast & DC Region

1. Hogan Lovells US LLP
2. Crowell & Moring LLP
2. King & Spalding
4. Sidley & Austin
5. Polsinelli PC
6. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
7. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
7. Williams Mullen
9. Arnall Golden & Gregory
9. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9. Mintz Levin

The Southeast & DC region includes the following states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

West Region

1. Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC
2. Polsinelli PC
3. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
4. Foley & Lardner LLP
5. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6. DLA Piper LLP
6. Montgomery & Andrews
6. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
9. Stoel Rives LLP
10. Keating Jones Hughes PC

The West region includes the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The Health Law Section and its more than 11,000 members have been the voice of the health law bar for the past 18 years. As the profession's standard-bearer, the central mission is to lead and shape the national discussion on pressing health law issues of the day. This national leadership is accomplished through unparalleled resources, unrivaled depth and breadth of expertise, and the backing of the ABA's over 402,000 members.

Firms within the ABA Health Law Section are recognized for their dedication through this annual regional listing of firms with the largest number of members as reported to the ABA as of August 31, 2016.

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