Healthcare: Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Our attorneys understand how the complex and ever-evolving healthcare regulatory landscape can affect bankruptcy, work-out, and restructuring matters.

Venable's deep industry knowledge in these areas allows us to provide comprehensive bankruptcy and creditors' rights representation to our clients in the healthcare industry. With particular strength in creditor rights and insolvency matters involving healthcare providers, we have counseled clients experiencing financial difficulties, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, physician groups, home health providers, rehabilitation hospitals, and medical practices. We have also served as lead counsel in several hospital bankruptcies and in numerous other healthcare-related bankruptcy matters. Our attorneys regularly counsel directors and officers, buyers, lenders, and healthcare creditors and vendors (including equipment manufacturers) dealing with bankrupt healthcare entities.


  • Represented a government entity that provided funding to a county hospital in a Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in Northern California
  • Represented a nonprofit hospital system in Southern California and a buyer of a nonprofit health maintenance organization in Chapter 11 bankruptcy


  • Chambers USA, 2009 – 2023 (Venable attorneys selected for inclusion)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – 2022 (Venable attorneys selected for inclusion)
  • Nightingale’s, Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyers, 2010