H. Guy Collier represents academic medical centers, schools of medicine, hospitals and health systems on transactional and related regulatory issues. He has particular experience in affiliations between academic medical centers and health systems and has been responsible for a number of cutting-edge transactions in this area.
Guy served previously in the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services, in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice, and in a leading nonprofit institution effecting change in public policy decisions related to science, technology and medicine.
From 2008 to 2013, Guy served as chair of McDermott’s Firm-wide Pro Bono and Community Service Committee. He has provided services as a volunteer guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect proceedings and represented indigent parties in contested child custody proceedings, as well as individuals from Eritrea, Mongolia and Cameroon seeking political asylum in the United States. Guy also served as lead pro bono counsel for McDermott’s team on amicus briefs before the US Courts of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of public health deans and scholars on the availability of premium tax credits in all states under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Special counsel to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan in its establishment of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
Co-lead counsel to Carle Health System in the structuring and development of a new jointly governed medical school, Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-lead counsel to Banner Health in its acquisition of the provider operations of the University of Arizona Health Network, including the structuring and negotiation of a long-term academic affiliation between Banner and the University of Arizona
Lead counsel to Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in its acquisition of Children’s Hospital of Richmond
Lead counsel to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in the restructuring of its longstanding relationship with Wake Forest University Health Sciences to create Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Special counsel to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in its development and financing of a new freestanding community hospital, Sandoval Regional Medical Center, and in structuring the funds flows among various components of the integrated academic enterprise
University of Richmond Law School Association, past president
District of Columbia Bar, served on first Steering Committee of Health Law Section, past member of Board of Governors, past chair of Pro Bono Committee and its Clinics Subcommittee and Senior Lawyer Public Interest Project, current member of Pro Bono Center Strategic Development Committee and Nonprofit/Small Business Legal Assistance Projects Subcommittee
Virginia State Bar, Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association, past planning chair for Health Planning and the Law, and National Health Reform programs
Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Virginia Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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