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Polsinelli named Law Firm of the Year in healthcare

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 Best Law Firms report, naming Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care.” The designation is based on Polsinelli’s overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of healthcare legal services, and geographic footprint across 19 cities.

“We are extremely grateful to our clients. We are privileged to serve our clients in this complex and dynamic industry, and we have been fortunate to continuously attract lawyers from top law firms across the country who are passionate about building client relationships and providing outstanding client service. This recognition validates our commitment to the health care industry and importance of continuing to support our strong national practice,” said Polsinelli Chairman Russ Welsh. “It’s an exciting time for our firm.”

Polsinelli represents a wide variety of health care clients including hospital and health systems, clinical research organizations, physician groups, home health agencies, hospice providers and senior and long-term care facilities. In 2014, Polsinelli was also ranked as the second largest Health Care Practice by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and as the third largest Health Care Practice by Modern Healthcare.

“The industry is seeing tremendous change, and our clients’ roles are becoming increasingly complex,” said Health Care Practice Chair Matthew Murer from his Chicago office. “Polsinelli has responded by building a strong and diverse team of more than 190 health care attorneys and professionals across the country who understand their clients’ businesses and immerse themselves in this evolving and challenging industry.” Murer continued, “We greatly appreciate our clients who have made this a reality, and who have formed relationships with our growing, talented team of health care attorneys.”

Kristen Rosati, a shareholder at Polsinelli in Phoenix, is president of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Modern Healthcare Ranks Polsinelli No. 3

Modern Healthcare has just released its national rankings of Health Care Practices and Polsinelli is listed as the third largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Polsinelli’s Healthcare Practice growth has been driven by client demand in the areas of health information, data management and security and complex reimbursement.

“Our clients are facing challenges in every facet of their business, from how they deliver care to how they get paid,” said Health Care Practice Chair Matthew Murer from his Chicago office. “In response, the firm has built a select team of 190 health care attorneys and professionals across the country who make it their priority to understand the opportunities and challenges that face the industry, and more importantly, their clients’ businesses.”

Polsinelli’s well-rounded group of health care professionals and attorneys include:

• Former in-house counsel of national health care providers
• The Office of Inspector General (OIG)
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
• Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys
• Current and former leaders of the American Hospital Association and American Health Lawyers Association

To determine the law firm rankings, Modern Healthcare utilized a survey methodology based on a blended score: Sum of 50% weight from data collected in the survey (number of healthcare lawyers) and 50% weight of American Health Lawyers Association membership from each firm, provided by the AHLA as of June 5, 2014. Polsinelli was previously ranked No. 4.

The AHLA also recently released its own national rankings placing Polsinelli second among national law firms.

“We are very pleased to be included so high in both rankings, which reflects our commitment to providing our clients with quality counsel in all aspects of health care law,” Murer said. “Whether it’s counseling a provider on how to handle a hacker’s theft of data or structuring a merger to create the state’s largest health system, we are able to bring a team of experienced attorneys who are focused on a true business solution.”

Polsinelli has been the fastest growing law firm in America for the past six years according to The American Lawyer. In 2014, the firm moved up to the 62nd position in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. Polsinelli focuses on finding practical solutions for clients in health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation matters.