Healthcare Justice

We offer legal expertise on a wide range of healthcare industry issues, including employee benefits, fiduciary responsibility, access to care, excessive fees, non-profit and for-profit corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, civil rights, wage and hour rights for healthcare workers, and healthcare reform.  We litigate when appropriate, but also work with our clients to develop solutions for industry-wide problems through legislation, ballot initiatives, and agency enforcement.  Our attorneys’ decades of experience with ERISA and knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare make us particularly adept at advising efforts to expand access to affordable, high-quality healthcare.

We are proud to support clients such as  The Fairness Project and SEIU-UHW in their healthcare justice work.

Some of our significant healthcare-related litigation includes the following:

  • Jimenez Perea v. Dooley, No. RG-17867262 (Alameda Co. Sup. Ct.) (Medi-Cal civil rights case for equal access to healthcare)
  • Gonzalez v. Preferred Home Care of New York et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-06749 (E.D.N.Y.) (proposed class action on behalf of home care workers challenging prohibited transactions and breaches of fiduciary duty related to captive health insurance)
  • Chavez v. Plan Benefit Services, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-659 (W.D. Tex.) (nationwide proposed class action alleging excessive fees charged by service provider for healthcare and retirement benefits)
  • Douglin v. Greatbanc Trust Company, Inc., 115 F. Supp. 3d 404 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) (PeopleCare ESOP case brought on behalf of home care workers, settled for $4.75 million)
  • Rogers v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., No. RG-14729507 (Alameda Co. Sup. Ct.) (wage and hour case for personal care attendants, settled for $2.46 million)
  • Lindell v. Synthes, No. 1:11-CV-02053-LJO-BAM (E.D. Cal.) (expense reimbursement case for medical sales consultants, settled for $5 million)