Biography

Firm Co-Founder Jeffrey Becker provides strategic advice and transactional legal guidance to a wide range of health care organizations. His clientele represents the complete array of health care industry interests: proprietary, voluntary, and governmental. He oversees the services provided by the firm to many of its clients and consultants located in the New York metropolitan area.

Jeffrey’s clients include:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Medical groups and other physician organizations
  • Health plans and other managed care organizations
  • Behavioral health organizations
  • Private equity and venture funds
  • Other health care-related entities

Jeffrey counsels these organizations in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, governance issues, complex contractual arrangements, and other affiliations and collaborative efforts. He and his colleagues at Epstein Becker Green also provide legal advice and services relating to: antitrust in transactions; fraud and abuse, including Stark and anti-kickback; health care compliance; tax exemption issues; telehealth and telemedicine; value-based purchasing and accountable care; corporate restructuring; and virtual clinics.

Prior to founding the firm in 1973, Jeffrey was associated with the Wall Street law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where he concentrated on corporate law.

Experience

  • Provided advice and counsel to an academic medical center in response to a voluntary access request.
  • Created a physician group 15 years ago, which grew to over a 100 doctors; served as outside general counsel providing regulatory, compliance, corporate governance, litigation, contracting, and labor/employment advice; and acted as corporate transaction counsel upon its acquisition by an academic health system.
  • Represented an academic medical center in several hospital acquisitions and other expansion activities.
  • Represented a large multi-specialty medical practice of over 200 physicians upon its acquisition by a prestigious out-of-state health care system, addressing the corporate, health regulatory, tax, labor/employment, and employee benefits matters.
  • Provided advice and counsel to a large home- and community-based health care organization in a transactional matter, performed health regulatory due diligence, and reviewed employee contracts and agreements.
Education
  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1969)
    • with distinction, Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Brown University (B.A., 1966)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Nonprofit Directorships
  • Northeast Business Group on Health
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Health Care Law (1995 to 2021)
  • Chambers USA: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Band 1 in New York Healthcare (2006 to 2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States, Health Care (2011 to 2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers list, Health Care (2006 to 2020)
  • Who's Who Legal: Healthcare (2020)