Health Care

For five decades, health care clients have trusted Ropes & Gray to craft innovative solutions and provide sophisticated and strategic advice on transactions, regulatory issues and government investigations.


The health care industry in the 21st century faces tremendous change driven by growing demand, new technologies, shifting business models and intense government scrutiny. Clients benefit from Ropes & Gray’s deep experience and knowledge of the health care industry, which position the firm to preempt and resolve legal issues across the full range of relevant practices.

Home to one of the first dedicated health care practices in the country, Ropes & Gray partners with its clients to navigate a broad range of complex regulatory and business demands. More than 90 professionals represent virtually every sector of the global health care industry, including academic medical centers and community hospitals, health care investors and financial institutions, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, medical device companies, managed care organizations and insurance companies, health care provider organizations, physician practice groups, health care technology companies, biomedical companies, and long-term care and nursing home providers.

Our national practice deepens our understanding of not only federal, but state regulatory health care laws throughout the country, with U.S. offices in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our experience in, and knowledge of, the regulatory landscape across the health care community positions our attorneys to analyze complicated regulatory issues, anticipate trends and new initiatives, and develop creative, strategic and felicitous business solutions.

The success of our health care practice has been recognized by numerous leading independent observers. We received multiple top honors the last few years including “Corporate Legal Department of the Year, Health Care” from The American Lawyer in 2020 and 2022; “Health Care, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year” from The Deal in 2020 and 2022; “Health Care Practice Group of the Year” from Law360 in 2023, 2021, 2020 and 2019; and the top award for “Enabling Business Response to COVID-19” in the Financial Times’ 2020 North American Innovative Lawyers Awards. In 2021, we were named “Law Firm of the Year, Health Care” by U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Additionally, Chambers USA has recognized our Health Care practice as Band 1 Elite, ranking multiple firm attorneys as leaders and consistently ranks our health care practice highly, as does The Legal 500 US, ranking us highly for “Health Care: Service Providers.”



We represent participants in virtually every sector of the health care industry, including:

  • Academic medical centers 
  • Ambulatory care centers 
  • Ancillary services providers 
  • Biotechnology companies 
  • Cancer centers 
  • Catholic hospitals and health systems 
  • Children’s hospitals 
  • Clinical laboratories 
  • Contract research organizations 
  • Disease management companies 
An excellent firm with good, talented people who have a strong work ethic when it comes to supporting their clients.
Health Care Client, Chambers USA