John is a partner and chair of the Health Care Transactions and Regulatory Practices of the Health Sciences Department of Troutman Pepper. Additionally, he chairs the firm’s Acute Care and Hospitals and Health Systems Practice, Group Purchasing and Buying Cooperative Practice, Long-Term Care Organizations and Pharmacy Industry practices, and is a member of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice Group. John focuses his practice in corporate and health care matters. He represents financial sponsors, health care providers and suppliers throughout the supply chain on a wide range of corporate, M&A and regulatory, structural governance matters, and compliance issues.
On the acute care side, he has decades of experience in nonprofit and for-profit health system affiliations, member substitutions and strategic transactions. John represents public and private companies in M&A and commercial transactions involving medical and pharmaceutical supply chains, group purchasing and acute and post-acute providers such as pharmacy, rehab, home health and hospice. He has significant experience handling regulatory issues arising under fraud and abuse laws (including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute), Stark, civil monetary penalties law, False Claims Act, health care fraud statutes, HIPAA and other laws that impact health care transactions. He also regularly advises on billing, reimbursement and claims issues arising under Medicare Parts A, B & D, Medicaid, and other laws as well as commercial payor requirements.
Clients such as private equity and venture capital firms, national health systems, physician groups, pharmaceutical companies, vendors, and suppliers turn to John for his unique industry insight and M&A experience. He handles transactions ranging in size from several million to more than $1 billion, and his experience handling white collar matters - including audits and investigations - helps clients to anticipate and minimize risk. John counsels health care companies throughout the supply chain on company formation, organization, governance and risk management issues. He advises clients on corporate planning, finance and structuring of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions (including platform add-ons and roll-up acquisitions) and dispositions, joint ventures, restructuring and reorganizations, and collaborations, partnering arrangements and strategic alliances.
John handles the full range of traditional health care issues such as hospital-physician relations, non-profit and reserved power issues, attorney general and orphan’s court issues and procedures, certificates of need and licensure, professional courtesy and patient rights issues, including care access and delivery issues. Providers and suppliers also rely on John to draft and negotiate managed care agreements. He represents sponsors, academic institutions, researchers, investigative sites, and CROs in the preparation of protocols, informed consent and authorization forms, collaborative research agreements and counsels these organizations on compliance issues under applicable HIPAA and FDA requirements. John is also experienced in handling the complex issues associated with electronic health records and medical communications.
John worked as a law clerk and as a health policy intern during law school at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, where he co wrote “Department of Health - Powers and Duties under Pennsylvania Law” (rev. 1996).
John is a contributing editor to Physicians News Digest, a regular contributor AHLA’s Health Law Digest, a contributing author to Guide to Medical Privacy and HIPAA (Thomas Publishing Group, 2002) and to The Health Laws of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (2000).
He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Drexel University Kline School of Law and teaches the Health Law Practicum in the Health Law Concentration to upper-level students. He also is a member of the Health Law Concentration’s Board of Advisors. He also has served as a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Health Law Institute, Medical Education Services, the Medical Records Institute and Lorman Education Services for programs on HIPAA privacy and security.