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Driving the Deal: Collaborative Transformation Podcast

In an environment of change and uncertainty, health and life sciences organizations are embracing new ways of engaging and working with partners from inside and outside the health sector through Collaborative Transformations. Increased competition from traditional and non-traditional health industry participants and the push towards affordable, equitable health care and improved patient experience have driven hospitals and health systems to consider alternative strategies to achieve success in the marketplace. In this podcast, McDermott's health and life sciences partners Kerrin Slattery, Dale Van Demark and Charlie Buck discuss how the top market players are working to drive and deliver game-changing innovations and shape the future of health care through impactful deal making.

Key topics of discussion include:

  • Today's unique collaborations and the trends to expect in 2019

  • Major strategic imperatives and value propositions driving transaction activity in this space

  • The impact of the regulatory landscape on 2019 dealmaking

  • How health care companies can thrive in the face of new industry entrants

  • Benefits and challenges facing hospitals and health systems during today's health care technology mini-boom

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About this Author

Kerrin Slattery, McDermott, Healthcare Attorney

Kerrin B. Slattery maintains a diverse transactional practice focused on the representation of hospitals and health systems, as well as other health industry providers and investors across the country.

Kerrin has significant experience in all aspects of health industry transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and system restructurings involving nonprofit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups and other health care providers. She also advises health industry clients on...

Dale Van Demark, health care, attorney, McDermott Will, law firm

Dale C. Van Demark is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.  He focuses his practice on a broad array of merger, acquisition, investment, and strategic structuring transactions, with clients in the health industry. He has extensive experience in health system affiliation and restructuring transactions and regularly represents for-profit and tax-exempt clients in a variety of transactions, including strategic transactions with physicians and hospitals. He regularly advises clients regarding the opportunities and challenges that exist as the result of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the continuing trend toward greater collaboration among providers, including hospitals, community health centers and physicians.

Charles Buck, Complex Transactions Lawyer, Regulatory Compliance, McDermott Will

Charles R. Buck is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Boston office.  He focuses his practice on complex transactions and regulatory compliance.

Charlie represents a wide range of clients, including proprietary and tax-exempt hospital systems; academic medical centers and faculty practice groups; accountable care organizations; pharmaceutical companies; and HMOs and other health insurers.  He routinely provides regulatory and transactional representation to such clients in connection with...