Leaders and innovators in healthcare and life sciences are represented by Schwabe.

industry relationships

Top 10 ABA Health Law Section

American Health Lawyers Association

American Health Lawyers Association

National Institute on Halth Care Fraud

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Oregon Health Care Association

Oregon Medical Association

Oregon State Bar Health Law Section

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

What our clients say

“Schwabe has a rare and great combination of responsiveness and urgency. They helped us with a very complex transaction that had several moving levers. The solutions-oriented team provided incredibly creative responses to challenging issues. I could also rely on the fact that they had our best interests at heart—there was never any question that seeing us be successful was a top priority.”

Luis Machuca, (former) CEO, Enli Health Intelligence

State of Healthcare in the PNW

Few other industries have faced the number of challenges that healthcare has over the past several years. We examine the experiences ‎and concerns of healthcare executives, employees, and patients. ‎


  • Represent hospitals and specialty medical groups in joint ventures, both for-profit and charitable, and physician-hospital organization (PHO) formations.
  • Help investigate and respond to complaints filed against healthcare entities and practitioners by patients, staff members, and others.
  • Defend manufacturers and distributors of medical devices and pharmaceuticals against product liability claims.
  • Provide HIPAA compliance advice, data breach preparation, response and recovery solutions.
  • Conduct investigations to assist health systems, hospitals, and other healthcare entities address possible compliance, employment, risk management, and other matters.
  • Prosecute patents for major universities and medical ‎schools involving technologies ranging from medical ‎devices to diagnostics/assays to treatments to biochemical and pharmaceutical innovations.‎
  • Advise on acquisition of physician practices, physician recruitment and employment, and compliance with the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute and the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Serve as a sounding board and thought partner for in-house legal, compliance, and risk management teams that are dealing with complex challenges.
  • Assist physicians and other healthcare professionals with licensing and credentialing matters, including investigations by licensing boards and credentialing committees.

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