Willkie has extensive experience in the health care and life sciences field, both in the United States and abroad. We represent companies and investors in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, wellness and providers. Our work includes corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, compliance matters, IP issues, patent litigation and counseling, and general litigation.

Related Practice Areas


Lifeways: Acting for Lifeways, one of the UK’s largest care home providers, on the restructuring and recapitalization of its business. The engagement is the first ever UK restructuring plan involving a CQC regulated business.

Medical Resources, Inc.: Represented Medical Resources, an operator of diagnostic imaging centers primarily in the northeastern U.S., in its chapter 11 and restructuring case.

Texas Health Resources (THR): Represented creditor Warburg Pincus in the chapter 11 case of THR.

Orpea SA: Represented the SteerCo group of unsecured creditors in the financial restructuring of Orpea SA. 

AdaptHealth Corp.: Represented AdaptHealth Corp. in its $142 million common stock public offering of 9.2 million shares, and $350 million senior notes offering of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2028.

AdaptHealth LLC: Represented AdaptHealth in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2030.

Lenders/Ramsay Santé: Represented BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB and Mediobanca on the refinancing of Ramsay Santé’s senior syndicated debt. Advised Connectmed, a provider of direct medical and interactive telemedical care for underserved areas, on multiple rounds of financing.

HealthEquity, Inc.: Represented Health Equity in its initial public offering and follow-on offerings, as well as the offerings under Rule 144A of $600 million of its senior notes due 2029. 

HealthEquity, Inc.: Represented HealthEquity in its $461.7 million offering of common shares.

Permira Credit Solutions: Represented Permira Credit Solutions in the financing for Vitruvian Partners’ acquisition of Berlin-based healthcare staffing company doctari.  

Pharmaceutical Marketing Services, Inc. (PMSI): Provided PMSI, a provider of information and market research services to pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in the United States, with general corporate and board representation for various matters.

Schein Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Represented founding family members in connection with the reorganization of Schein Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the spin-off of Henry Schein, Inc. (the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based medical and dental practitioners, laboratories and veterinary clinics, and related institutions), and in connection with stock sales and governance matters.

A Place for Mom/General Atlantic and Silver Lake/Warburg Pincus: Represented A Place for Mom, North America's largest network connecting families to senior living service providers, in its acquisition by private equity firms Silver Lake and General Atlantic from Warburg Pincus.

AdaptHealth/AeroCare: Represented AdaptHealth Corp. in its $2 billion acquisition of home medical equipment provider AeroCare.

Akorn/Prestige Consumer Healthcare: Represented Akorn in the $230 million sale of its Consumer Health Business to Prestige Consumer Healthcare.

Blackstone/Resolution Life: Advised Blackstone in strategic partnership with Resolution Life to grow leading global life insurance and annuity consolidation business.

Capital Senior Living/Conversant Capital: Represented Capital Senior Living in a strategic PIPE transaction with investor Conversant Capital.

CapStreet Group/Surgical Notes: Represented CapStreet Group in the completion of its majority recapitalization of Surgical Notes LLC, a group of Texas-based companies that provide healthcare coding and billing services.

Centerbridge Partners/Davis Vision/Visionworks: Represented Centerbridge Partners in its acquisitions of a majority stake in Davis Vision and a minority stake in Visionworks.

Centerbridge Partners/Dentaquest/Sun Life: Centerbridge Partners in its minority investment in, and later on the sale of, DentaQuest, an oral health care company.

Cisive/PreCheck: Represented Cisive, portfolio company of CIP Capital, in its acquisition of healthcare background screening company PreCheck.

CPI/FFL Partners/Wendel: Represented FFL Partners and its portfolio company Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), the leading provider of behavior management and crisis prevention training programs, in the $910 million sale of CPI to Wendel, named 2019 Middle Market Deal of the Year by Buyouts.

Court Square Capital Partners/WindRose Health Investors/Medical Knowledge Group: Represented Court Square Capital Partners in the recapitalization and acquisition of Medical Knowledge Group from WindRose Health Investors.

Edcetera: Represented Edcetera, a portfolio company of Eden Capital, in its acquisition of Pulse Radiology, a pre-licensure and continuing education provider for Radiologic Technologists.

EyeCare Partners/FFL Partners/Partners Group: Represented FFL Partners and its portfolio company EyeCare Partners, a leading medical vision services provider, in the sale of ECP to Partners Group.

EyeCare Service Partners/Harvest Partners/Delray Eye Associates: Represented Harvest Partners and EyeCare Service Partners in the acquisition of Delray Eye Associates. 

FFL Partners/Two Sigma Impact/Community Medical Services: Represented FFL Partners and Two Sigma Impact in their acquisition of a majority stake in Community Medical Services.

FFP/International SOS: Represented FFP on its contemplated acquisition of a minority interest in International SOS, a worldwide leader in health and security services.

HealthEquity/Wageworks: Represented HealthEquity, the nation's largest independent health savings account custodian, in its acquisition of WageWorks for approximately $2 billion.

Hospitals Insurance Company/FOJP Service Corporation/ The Doctors Company: Advised the sellers in the $650 million sale of Hospitals Insurance Company and FOJP Service Corporation to The Doctors Company.

IK Partners/Vivalto Santé: Represented IK Partners, as member of an investor consortium, in the acquisition of Vivalto Santé.

Insight Partners/LeanTaas/Bain Capital: Represented Insight Partners and portfolio company LeanTaaS in the sale of a majority stake in LeanTaaS to Bain Capital.

Midwest Dental/FFL Partners/Smile Brands/Gryphon Investors: Represented Midwest Dental, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, in Midwest Dental’s sale to Smile Brands Inc.

New Mountain Capital/Sparta Systems/Honeywell: Represented New Mountain Capital portfolio company Sparta Systems in New Mountain’s $1.3 billion sale of Sparta to Honeywell.

NL1 AcquireCo Inc./ FFL Partners/CDPQ/New Look Vision: Represented NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity led by FFL Partners and CDPQ, in its acquisition of New Look Vision Group, a provider of eye care products and services.

PAI Partners/DomusVi: Represented PAI Partners in its sale of a majority stake in leading European retirement and nursing home operator DomusVi to Intermediate Capital Group and Sagesse Retraite Santé.

PAI Partners/DomusVi/SARquavitae: Represented PAI Partners and its portfolio company DomusVi in its acquisition of SARquavitae, one of the leaders of elderly care services in Spain, valuing the company at approximately €440 million on an enterprise basis.

RegionalCare: Represented Warburg Pincus portfolio company RegionalCare Hospital Partners, an owner and operator of regional acute care facilities, in its agreement to be acquired by Apollo.

Seaport Capital/Linen King: Represented Seaport Capital in a strategic investment in Linen King, a regional leader in healthcare laundry services.

Tenet Healthcare/United Surgical Partners International/SurgCenter Development: Represented Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International in the planned acquisition of SurgCenter Development’s SCD’s ownership interests in 92 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for $1.2 billion.

UBS Securities/Ramsey Health Care: Represented UBS Securities in the sale of Ramsey, an international hospital group.

Warburg Pincus/Alignment Healthcare Partners: Represented Warburg Pincus in its $115 million investment in Alignment Healthcare Partners, LP.

ELZ Sağlık Yatırım A.Ş.: Represented project sponsor and borrower ELZ Sağlık Yatırım A.Ş. and its shareholders in the Elazıg Integrated Health Campus Project, a public-private partnership (PPP) in Turkey providing for the design, construction, equipment, financing of the health campus, comprising an 888-bed main hospital, 150-bed high-security forensic psychiatric hospital, and 60-unit oral and dental clinic.

HealthSouth Corporation: Participated in investigations or inquiries into potential accounting issues and financial reporting matters at Healthsouth.

Meridiam and Ronesans: Represented Meridiam and Ronesans as the main sponsors of the first healthcare PPP project in Turkey. The  €550 million project will create a major healthcare facility in Turkey’s fifth largest city,  The 250,000 square meters facility will include a general hospital, an oncology hospital,  a cardiovascular hospital , a women and children's hospital, a physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, and a forensic psychiatric hospital.

NDC Health: Advised NDC on “one-stop shopping” bank/bond acquisition and recapitalization financing for NDC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based provider of electronic health information processing services for pharmacies, physicians and hospitals.

Rönesans and Sojitz Corporation: Advised the sponsors Rönesans and Sojitz Corporation in the Ikitelli Integrated Healthcare project, the largest healthcare PPP project in Turkey providing for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance as well as the supply of facilities and equipment of the campus, comprising 2,682 beds on over 1,000,000 m².