Healthcare and Life Sciences


Bates White’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice comprises economists, academics, and industry experts who possess a deep understanding of the healthcare industry and how it is shaped by the evolving landscape of government regulation, enforcement actions, and private litigation.

Our professionals have played pivotal roles in healthcare investigations and litigation involving pricing, marketing, distribution, and reimbursement issues in cases alleging fraud, misrepresentation, breach of contract, and violation of state and federal statutes. We also have extensive experience providing economic analysis and expert testimony for clients in antitrust investigations including mergers and conduct investigations. Our defensible and rigorous approach is built on sound economic theory, extensive empirical work, and facility with critical legal issues.

As a result of our extensive healthcare litigation and consulting experience, we understand the issues that face all types of healthcare participants, including:

  • Public and private medical insurance payors
  • Physicians, hospitals, surgery centers, pharmacies, and other providers
  • Pharmaceutical, biological, and medical device manufacturers
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Veteran’s Administration (VA), and other government entities
  • Pharmacy benefit managers, group purchasing organizations, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and other healthcare intermediaries