LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2010) — Eric B. Gordon has been named head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Los Angeles office effective June 1, 2010. He will succeed Gordon Greenberg, who has served as head of the Los Angeles office for the past seven years.
“The Los Angeles office has had great success over the years, and we’re confident Eric will continue to build on that momentum,” said Jeffrey E. Stone, McDermott Will & Emery co-chairman. “Eric enjoys a national reputation as an outstanding practitioner in his field, and as a partner, he has earned the respect of our lawyers and our staff. He will be a terrific leader of the Los Angeles office.”
Mr. Gordon is McDermott’s first office head to hold an M.D. degree. He has been a member of the Firm’s health law practice since he started with McDermott as an associate in 1990. He is currently partner-in-charge of the California health practice, the national co-chair of the Firm’s Academic Medical Center practice, and was recently named Vice Chair of the Teaching Hospitals and Academic Medical Centers Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association.
He focuses his practice on fraud and abuse and compliance issues and health care transactions. He represents a wide range of clients, including proprietary and tax exempt hospital systems, medical groups, academic medical centers and faculty practice groups, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, and group purchasing organizations.
The Los Angeles office opened in 1987 and has grown to more than 60 attorneys. Many have been recognized by top-tier directories and publications including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers and "The Best of the Best USA" by Expert Guides.
The office services multinational corporations, both public and private, as well as private individuals. Most recently, Gordon Greenberg of the Los Angeles office secured a victory for Broadcom Corp. co-founder Dr. Henry Samueli when a federal judge decided to dismiss the prosecution’s case. Other clients include University of Southern California, Univision, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Vanguard Health Systems.
Mr. Gordon is the author of the book, Faculty Practice Plans, published as part of the BNA Health Law & Business Series, co-author of A Guide to Complying with Stark Physician Self-Referral Rules (AIS), and AHLA’s Annotated Redlined Stark Regulations (2008), and author of “Teaching and Research Hospitals” in Health Care Corporate Law: Facilities and Transactions. He is a frequent speaker on a wide range of health law topics, and has spoken before the America Health Lawyers Association, AdvaMed, Health Care Compliance Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association and Medical Group Management Association.
In 2005, Mr. Gordon was recognized as one of Nightingale’s Healthcare News’ Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyers (one of 12 nationally) and has been ranked in Chambers USA annually since 2007. He was named to the Legal Media Group Guide to Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers and also listed in the 2010 editions of Best Lawyers in America and Southern California Super Lawyers.