Industry Insights: A Healthy Demand for Lawyering in Health Insurance Sector


Ira Coleman, McDermott’s Chair, expects the health insurance industry to be a big driver of work in upcoming years, reflecting the Firm’s industrywide approach for litigation, government investigations, M&A and related matters. « You just took a $3 trillion health care industry and you just shook it up, so there is going to be a lot of changes, » Mr. Coleman noted. « There is a lot of unknown and uncertainty and we are going to help our clients figure this all out. » Health care attorneys are also monitoring potential rulemaking in 2017 associated with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). “It’s a game-changer that continues a policy trend toward linking payment with performance,” noted Eric Zimmerman, partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Washington, DC Health Industry Advisory Practice Group.