Stephen W. Bernstein - McDermott Will & Emery


Stephen W. Bernstein specializes in e-health, “big data”, data engineering, deployment of digital health tools and solutions and health-related matters affected by the internet and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as private equity investments, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures involving technology, digital health companies, hospitals and physicians. Stephen co-leads the Firm’s Digital Health Practice, which brings together McDermott lawyers from within and outside the Health Industry Advisory Practice Group to develop thought leadership, share information and collaborate on best practices. Stephen served as global head of the Firm’s Health Practice from 2009-2018. He has served on the Firm’s Management, Compensation, Executive and Finance Committees.

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  • Advised Best Buy Health on its $400M cross-border acquisition of remote Patient Monitoring Company, Current Health
  • Advised OMERS Private Equity on healthcare regulatory matters associated with its $900M+ acquisition of Gastro Health
  • Advises the American Society of Clinical Oncology on its development and ongoing implementation of CancerLinQ, a national initiative aimed at assembling a vast database of usable, searchable, real-world cancer information designed to improve the quality of cancer care for patients

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2007 to 2024
  • The Legal 500 United States, 2015 to 2019
  • Chambers USA, 2010 to 2023, Band 1 in Healthcare

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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services, member of the Board of Directors and the Disabilities Committee


Boston College Law School, JD, cum laude, 1988
Duke University, AB, magna cum laude, 1985

District of Columbia