Roger Strode Joins Foley Health Care Team

25 August 2011 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Strode Brings 23 Years of Experience in Health Care Transactions.

Foley announced today that Roger Strode has joined the firm’s Health Care Industry Team as a partner in its Chicago office. Previously, Strode was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Strode focuses his practice on health care business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, general corporate matters and health care regulation. His experience includes the representation of institutional health care providers (hospitals, health systems and integrated delivery systems), large physician groups, specialty providers (ASC development organizations), health care private equity firms and industry consultants.

“Roger has a deep understanding of the business and regulatory processes involved in health care M&A and joint venture transactions, which is essential to navigating today’s complex and heavily regulated health care environment,” said Larry Vernaglia, chair of the firm's Health Care Industry Team. “He will be a tremendous resource to our national provider and health care system clients.”

Strode has acted as lead counsel in numerous health care and corporate transactions including: the purchase and sale, or transfer of sponsorship, of hospitals, health systems, physician practices and health maintenance organizations, the formation of specialty hospitals and the formation of ancillary services joint ventures.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Roger to our Chicago team as he will contribute to our already strong health care practice in the Midwest and nationally,” said Mark Prager, managing partner of Foley’s Chicago office.

Strode is a well regarded thought leader in the industry, and lectures frequently on health law and corporate issues. He is listed in  The Best Lawyers in America 2007 – 2011 (Health Care Law) and has been named one of the country’s 15 “Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers” by  Nightingale's Healthcare News  in 2004 and 2005.Strode is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Health Law and Corporate Law Sections) where he served as a Vice Chair of the Business Transactions Group. 

The Health Care Industry Team of Foley is consistently ranked a top health care practice by Chambers USA. Foley's Health Care attorneys assist a broad range of clients, including national provider associations, national health care systems, and regional and local providers with creative legal thinking and practical industry experience. Many of our attorneys are former health care practitioners or have served in key government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and other federal and state agencies.

With approximately 900 attorneys in 21 offices, Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. In a recent survey* of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel, Foley received a top 10 ranking out of more than 500 firms for our strong client focus, breadth of service, innovation, and value for the dollar. In addition, Foley was a Top 10 firm on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2010 “Best Law Firms” list, based on the total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings, and CIO magazine recognized Foley for technological innovation that enhances business value by naming the firm to its prestigious CIO-100 list in 2011.

*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

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