Skadden Expands Health Care Practice With the Addition of Greg Luce in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP today announced that it has extended the reach of its health care litigation practice with the addition of Greg Luce as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Luce will lead Skadden's Health Care Enforcement and Litigation Group.

For 30 years, Mr. Luce, 56, has focused on counseling and defending hospitals, health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, and physicians in connection with state and federal fraud and abuse investigations, False Claims Act litigation and other civil and criminal litigation and regulatory matters. He joins Skadden from the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day, where he served as co-chair of that firm's health care practice. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law, Mr. Luce was formerly an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Greg Luce is widely recognized as one of the country's foremost health care lawyers," said Robert C. Sheehan, Executive Partner of the firm. "As we enter our 61st year of serving clients, we believe Greg's addition to our outstanding government enforcement and class action litigation team enhances our capabilities to provide superb legal services to our health care clients."

Skadden provides a wide array of legal services to clients that span the breadth of the health care industry. The firm's Health Care Group advises national and international health care service providers and life sciences, pharmaceutical, and medical technology companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax, corporate finance, antitrust, restructuring, intellectual property, and insurance law. In addition, Skadden's Health Care Enforcement and Litigation Group has extensive experience representing health care clients in litigation and investigations by federal and state enforcement agencies, in false claims and qui tam proceedings, mass tort and product liability and other class actions, and intellectual property and patent litigation, as well as in a broad range of securities litigation, antitrust actions and commercial disputes.

About Skadden: Skadden is one of the world's leading law firms, with over 2,000 lawyers in 24 offices around the globe. For additional information about the firm, visit www.skadden.com.

SOURCE Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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