Blau Joins To Lead Health Care Venture Effort Boston – LAWFUEL – Pr…

Blau Joins To Lead Health Care Venture Effort

Boston – LAWFUEL – Press Release Network – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Michael L. Blau has joined its Boston office to lead the firm’s health care venture effort. He will be a member of the Health Care Industry Team and the Life Sciences Industry Team.

“Michael’s combination of health care, private equity, venture capital and life sciences experience will further position Foley as a leader in the health care venture field,” said J. Mark Waxman, chair of Foley’s Health Care Industry Team. “With his national reputation for developing unique solutions for clients, Michael will be a significant addition to both the Boston office and our national health care practice.”

Blau comes to Foley from McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where he served as co-partner-in-charge of the Health Department in Boston. He focuses his practice in health venture financing, specifically in developing, financing and merger and acquisition work for emerging health care service companies, health information technology companies, medical device companies and biotech companies.

Blau has a national reputation in physician relations, including hospital/physician relations, physician/physician relations; vendor/physician relations and relations with specialty services including ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. He also has extensive experience working with academic medical centers, hospitals and health insurers, and representing practice management companies and concierge medicine practices.

“Foley is the ideal place for me to expand my practice because of the firm’s national platform and commitment to growing the health law practice, both as a standalone practice and across disciplines,” said Blau.

Blau is the past chair of the Health Law Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and currently serves on its Steering Committee and as co-chair of its Social Action Committee. As chair of the board of Project HEALTH, Blau assists in developing volunteer programs that improve the health status of impoverished children with chronic medical conditions.

A frequent lecturer and published writer on health law topics, Blau formerly served as executive editor of the ABA publication The Tax Lawyer, chaired the editorial advisory board of The PPM Profitability Update, and served as a contributing legal editor for Physician’s News Digest and E-Healthcare Connections. In 2005, he was recognized as one of the top 10 health attorneys in the country by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Blau earned his J.D. (cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard College.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries. The firm’s Web site can be found at www.foley.com.

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