Neil is a partner in the Healthcare practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing legal representation to clients operating in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry, one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the economy.
Neil focuses his practice on providing transactional and regulatory representation to health and life-sciences clients, including hospitals and health systems, long-term care providers, home health providers, and hospice providers, both regional and national, as well as academic medical centers, medical groups, allied professionals, pharmaceutical and device companies, and clinical research organizations. His particular areas of focus include federal and state fraud-and-abuse laws (such as Stark law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute), healthcare mergers and acquisitions, healthcare lending arrangements, health regulatory due diligence, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, privacy and security under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and applicable state law, medical-device transactions, and clinical research and applicable regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is experienced in helping clients to structure transactions and service models for regulatory compliance while achieving business objectives.
Neil previously held research positions at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Psychobiology at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied neuronal signaling properties and pathways relevant to hormonal and reproductive activity and participated in multi-disciplinary epilepsy research. He has co-authored publications of original research in peer-reviewed journals in these fields.