John Steren leverages his more than 30 years of health care antitrust and litigation experience to help health care clients manage the antitrust risks of joint ventures and other business arrangements and to defend them against government investigations and enforcement actions. He also provides counseling and litigation services to employers in connection with non-competition and pricing-related issues.
Among John’s clients are large health care providers (or provider groups), such as hospitals and health care systems, physicians, ambulatory surgery center corporations, and other specialty care providers (e.g., chains of urological care or anesthesia providers). His clients also include large retail chains, commercial and residential lenders, and product manufacturers and distributors.
For health care clients, John provides advice on whether their conduct, typically undertaken in an effort to improve upon the delivery of care or in response to the changing landscape of the markets in which they compete, raises any antitrust issues. Clients also rely on John’s advice on expansion-related issues (i.e., mergers and acquisitions), competitor collaborations, networking issues, payor contracting issues, information exchanges, enforcement actions, and third-party-related defenses.
For employers, John provides counseling and litigation services relating to the protection of trade secrets, the development and enforcement of non-compete agreements, and pricing and price discrimination.
Clients value John’s ability to understand a problem from their perspective and to develop a solution that balances their business needs with associated competitive concerns and risks.
A thought leader in the antitrust field, John speaks regularly and has authored numerous articles on antitrust issues affecting the health care industry. And to keep his clients up to date on important antitrust counseling and defense issues, John coauthors Antitrust Byte client alerts on a biweekly basis.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, John was a Principal of another law firm focusing on the health care industry, where he served as Co-Chair of its Litigation Group and Chair of that firm’s Antitrust and Competition Group.