Baker Donelson's Health Law Group Earns Multiple Top Ten Rankings

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Health Law Department at Baker Donelson has earned several honors recognizing the group as one of the leading health care practices in the United States.

Baker Donelson was ranked seventh on the American Health Lawyers Association's "Top Honors 2014" list of health law firms in the United States; earned a spot in the top ten of Modern Healthcare's "Largest Healthcare Law Firms;" ranked number 7 in the 2014 edition of the annual listing of the largest health care law firms in the country; and was ranked number 2 on the American Bar Association's first "Annual Regional Law Firm Recognitions" list of Health Law firms in the South - the listing recognizes by geographic region the largest health law firms in the United States.

"Baker Donelson is proud to once again be recognized by these industry leading organizations as among the top health law firms in the country," said Richard G. Cowart, chair of the Firm's Health and Government Relations & Public Policy Department. "These honors show the strength of our health law practice and our continued commitment to provide strategic counsel and creative solutions to our clients as they face the challenges of a constantly changing health care industry." 

"With more than 100 attorneys in seven states and the District of Columbia serving the health care industry, Baker Donelson's Health Law Department is widely recognized as a premier national practice. It is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the nation's leading health law practices and is consistently ranked as one of the largest health law practices in the country. Attorneys in the Baker Donelson Health Law Department deliver a wide array of corporate, regulatory and financial services, representing leading hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, physician organizations and specialty care providers. The department also provides a full spectrum of litigation services in commercial and contract matters, antitrust disputes, regulatory and governmental issues and defense of tort cases," officials stated.

 
 


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