Our national laboratory industry practice is one of the largest and most experienced focused legal practices in the country. The firm represents over 300 laboratories. Our clients include hospital laboratories (single hospitals to large systems), independent laboratories and other types of laboratories. We work with clinical, anatomic, molecular/genomic, toxicology, and specialty laboratories.

The firm provides a full menu of services to our laboratory clients and our clients frequently engage us to assist them in significant strategic planning, transactional, compliance, hospital contracting, and other high stakes projects due to our depth of experience in the sector.

Our national laboratory industry practice consists of lawyers dedicated to the laboratory sector. Our professionals are well-grounded in the unique issues and scenarios applicable to laboratories.
Our attorneys are also frequent contributors to laboratory publications and seminars, and co-develop education curriculums with some of the leading national laboratory trade associations, seminar companies and publications.

Our services to laboratory clients include:

  • Accreditation and licensure
  • Antitrust analysis and avoidance
  • Appeals
  • Audits
  • Benefits and qualified retirement plans 
  • Compliance and regulatory matters
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • FDA issues, including laboratory developed tests and commercialization of such tests
  • Financing
  • Government contracting and government incentive program consulting 
  • HIPAA, including Business Associate Agreements
  • Intellectual property protection 
  • Labor and employment matters 
  • Litigation 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and consolidations
  • Network development
  • Over payment demands
  • Payor disputes
  • Real estate and construction
  • Reimbursement and payer investigations and disputes (including RAC audits)
  • Research and development (clinical research, material transfer and commercialization matters)
  • Restructurings and workouts 
  • Risk management, including compliance plans
  • Strategic planning under healthcare reform, including ACO positioning
  • Tax matters
  • Vendor contracting and other contract matters
  • Venture development


Dale R. Vlasek
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