Partnering to Help Patients

Providers and Cancer Treatment Centers

Ropes & Gray has a long history of working with providers and cancer treatment centers that are responsible for delivering care. We represent 15 of the 20 largest cancer treatment centers in the United States, assisting them with vital legal and business needs.

Our work with cancer treatment providers over decades encompasses transactional support, financing guidance, regulatory and governance advice, and much more. We assist clients in navigating collaborations, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnerships. We provide critical regulatory, reimbursement and compliance advice. We advise on capital finance and tax-exempt bond issuances that deliver capital resources to clients. And we counsel on a range of research-related issues, including research agreements, clinical trials and privacy considerations.

Through this work, we help providers expand their reach, enhance their research and treatment capabilities, and continue to deliver lifesaving care. We advise on matters such as:

  • Strategic transactions, joint ventures and affiliations
  • Clinical collaborations and cancer collaborative arrangements
  • Network development, including clinically integrated networks
  • Payor contracting and value-based care arrangements
  • Spinouts, start-ups and emerging company matters
  • Governance and institutional and investigator conflicts of interest
  • Reimbursement, including with regard to cost reports, PPS-exempt matters and administrative appeals on matters unique to cancer treatment providers
  • Patient navigator and concierge programs
  • Compliance, including with regard to fraud and abuse and professional licensure
  • Alternative sites of care, including hospital-at-home and home health arrangements
  • Compliance with regard to issues arising from the enrollment of a company’s or institution’s own employees or students in research studies
  • Charitable giving and venture philanthropy
  • Capital finance and bond financing

Our Work with Clients

Supporting Memorial Sloan Kettering in its Mission of “Ending Cancer for Life”

Health care partner Michael Lampert sits down with Jorge Lopez, executive vice president and general counsel of longtime firm client Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for a discussion of the institution’s history and mission and the role lawyers play in its work. Lopez also shares personal reflections about his experiences at Memorial Sloan Kettering.