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Overview

Building a resilient future

Never before have the challenges facing the healthcare industry been more dire. Healthcare organizations are dealing with the strain of a global pandemic, rising pressure from regulators and payors, fervent demands for greater access and equity, increasing competition from new market entrants, and constant staff turnover. Leaders in the industry need to turn to a law firm they trust for advice.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig understands the complexities involved in the delivery of healthcare services. We’re prepared to help clients meet them with practical advice based on our years of legal experience and deep healthcare expertise.

Our experience in the healthcare industry

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig represents medical providers, including physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Our team offers a full range of legal services to healthcare clients. We work with clients to help them navigate transactional matters, including practice acquisitions, sales, and leases; financing; and partnership agreements. We also advise on joint ventures and other relationships between physicians, hospitals, and other providers.

Our lawyers also help clients with a variety of matters that span regulatory compliance, including Stark compliance, HIPAA privacy and security concerns, and fraud and abuse. Our litigation team defends healthcare providers involved in regulatory enforcement investigations and court proceedings, including conducting internal investigations when necessary.

What we do

  • Counsel medical providers with employment agreements and the purchase and sale of practice equity
  • Counsel medical providers in the purchase and sale of medical and dental practices
  • Defend medical providers in government regulatory matters and other litigation in federal and state courts
  • Counsel healthcare providers on the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and state privacy law compliance and breach response
  • Audit policies, practices, and programs for regulatory compliance, including with HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, and the False Claims Act
  • Represent providers and hospitals in disputes involving medical staff membership, privileging, and license boards

Partner

Dominique Braggs

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Stephen Graeff

Partner

Linda Graham

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Anna Kinney

Patent Agent

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Andrew Sindler

Of Counsel

Catherine Lusk

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.