Healthcare – Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Venable attorneys have particular strength in creditor rights and insolvency matters involving healthcare providers. We have counseled a variety of healthcare providers experiencing financial difficulties, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, physician groups, home health providers, rehabilitation hospitals, and medical practices. We have 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 various types of healthcare creditors and vendors (including equipment manufacturers) dealing with bankrupt healthcare entities.

Successful outcomes in healthcare bankruptcy matters require counsel who not only know bankruptcy law, but also understand healthcare reimbursement, Medicare and Medicaid provider regulation, healthcare licensure, Stark law, and the application of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act to healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Venable's extensive industry knowledge in all of these areas serves as the cornerstone of our healthcare industry practice and our ability to provide comprehensive Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights representation for our clients.

Practice Focus

  • Corporate transactions
  • Employee benefits and tax
  • Governance and regulatory
  • Healthcare public policy
  • Labor and employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy

Client Focus

  • Hospitals and hospital networks
  • Long-term and life care
  • Insurers and managed care
  • Medical products and vendors
  • Employers
  • Medical staff organizations
  • Physicians groups
  • Population health management and wellness
  • Professional associations
  • Life sciences companies


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