Bob Hearn believes in making legal work count and never losing sight of every task’s value proposition. He uses creative but practical strategies to resolve disputes, manage liabilities, and untangle regulatory and compliance challenges in an efficient yet durable manner. That’s why clients trust him when complex and potentially costly matters require attention.
Bob’s practice, while legally diverse—covering both litigation and regulatory, compliance, and business counseling work—has a strong focus on the health care and life science sector. Bob has dedicated a significant part of his career to representing a national clinical laboratory in a wide array of litigation matters and in facility and personnel licensure and certification, billing, compliance, regulatory, and payor-oriented matters that span the lab’s operations. In addition to his deep experience with laboratories, Bob serves a broad range of health care and life sciences clients. Clinical research entities, pharmaceutical companies, medical product manufacturers, medical practices, and other health service providers also turn to Bob to defend them in products liability, death and injury, and commercial litigation and to advise them on risk mitigation and regulatory and compliance concerns.
Geographically, Bob litigates throughout Florida and in other jurisdictions across the country. Likewise, his regulatory work often engages him with state and local governments outside of Florida.
In court proceedings, Bob is known for investigating cases thoroughly, getting ahead of his opponents on the medicine and science, and distilling and presenting complex issues to courts and juries in an approachable way. His litigation experience allows him to bring sophisticated but practical regulatory counsel to his clients in the laboratory, clinical trial, pharmaceutical, and medical products industries.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Bob was a health care attorney and commercial litigator at a regional law firm. Earlier in his career, he was an associate, then a partner, at a prominent white collar defense firm and a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.