Kevin J. Ryan Rejoins Epstein Becker Green’s Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in Chicago

New York (July 19, 2011) — The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green today announced that Kevin J. Ryan has rejoined the Firm's Health Care and Life Sciences practice as a Member of the Firm in the Chicago office.

Most recently, Ryan was principal at a law firm in Chicago and chair of its Health Care practice. He concentrates his practice on legal and regulatory issues facing the health care industry. Kevin advises for-profit and not-for-profit businesses on a variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and maintenance of tax-exempt status. He counsels clients on day-to-day, operational issues such as the negotiation and drafting of managed care agreements, physician employment agreements, licensing agreements, and management services agreements. In addition, he counsels clients on state and federal regulatory issues, including HIPAA, anti-kickback and physician-self referral. Ryan worked at Epstein Becker Green from 2006 to 2009.

Peter Steinmeyer, Managing Shareholder of the Chicago office, said, "We are always pleased to welcome back to the firm one of our talented colleagues such as Kevin. We have found that our culture, our client base, and our way of doing business attract not only new employees but former employees, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire EBG team."

"Kevin will be a valuable addition to our team as he has significant experience in providing guidance on numerous health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels," said Wendy Goldstein, Chair of the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Steering Committee.

Ryan said, "Returning to EBG was an easy decision for me. The firm provided me with the platform and opportunity I needed to be successful in my pursuits on the job, and the support system in place provided a solid foundation that enabled me to effectively service clients."

Ryan has been recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network as a top Illinois lawyer in the area of health care law from 2007 to 2011. He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.

About Epstein Becker Green:

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 10 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The Firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.

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