Firm co-founder Steven B. Epstein advises health care company boards of directors and their chief executives on strategic opportunities, complex regulatory compliance, investigations, and critical decision-making. Recognized as the “father” of health care law by Chambers USA: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, clients value his historical perspective, vast network of relationships, and strategic insight into today’s legal and business markets. Steven influenced managed care’s prominent rise in the United States and continues to guide leaders in the sector.
Steven has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of health care companies and private equity firms, which strengthens his advice on sound corporate governance and the prevention of reputational risks. Whether evaluating the merits of a proposed acquisition or joint venture or strategizing on company-defining negotiations, Steven brings to light the crucial issues leaders need to know.
Steven’s clients appreciate his personal and collegial approach, professional integrity, candid opinions, and continued commitment to the health care industry and the law. Among his current pursuits is expanding access to medical innovations—including for COVID-19-related treatment—for regional not-for-profit health systems, which is a focal point of Steven’s leadership of Epsilon Health Investors.
Lauded for his vision of health care’s unique regulatory dynamics and clients’ need for specialized counsel to manage them, Steven created a new legal discipline and has trained generations of attorneys in mastering health care law. He has served as a legal consultant to the Health Maintenance Organization Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Steven is the recipient of numerous civic and professional accolades, including the Medal of Excellence from Columbia Law School, his alma mater.