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 defensible and rigorous approach is built on sound economic theory, extensive empirical work, and facility with critical legal issues.

Our services include economic and statistical analysis, expert testimony, and consulting support in the context of:

Our professionals have played pivotal roles in all phases of healthcare investigations and litigation involving pricing, marketing, distribution, and reimbursement issues in the following types of cases:

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

  • Payors—public and private medical insurance
  • Providers—physicians, clinics and hospitals, surgery centers, retail and specialty pharmacies, and dialysis centers
  • Manufacturers—pharmaceuticals (brand and generic), life sciences, biologics, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, and nutritional supplements
  • Government entities—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Veteran’s Administration (VA), and state agencies
  • Intermediaries—pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors