STEVEN B. EPSTEIN of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a pioneer in the legal specialty known as health care law. For over 35 years, Mr. Epstein has played a unique role in the establishment of the concept that health care organizations require a dedicated form of legal representation. During such time, Mr. Epstein was also instrumental in the acceptance of managed care as the most prominent form of health care delivery.
Chambers USA has ranked Mr. Epstein among the "Leaders in Their Field" in the Healthcare category (2009 to 2017) and has referred to him as the "father of the healthcare [legal] industry." Chambers noted in 2017 that Mr. Epstein "is a vastly experienced healthcare expert who draws on first-hand knowledge of managed care regulatory development. Clients describe him as 'exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable in pretty much all areas of healthcare, whether it's transactions or regulations or just in terms of his connections with organizations around the world.'" Other honors include the following: Selected for inclusion by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America© (2008 to 2018) in the field of Health Care Law; included on the Washington DC's Super Lawyers list (2007 to 2017) in the area of Health Care; named as a member of the Greater Washington Legal Elite by Washington Smart CEO; included in DC Magazine's Top Attorneys (2008 to 2011); listed in the Washington Post's Baltimore & Washington Top Lawyers (2011, 2012); and recognized by The Legal 500 United States (2011 to 2017). He has also received recognition for earning an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (signifying the highest level of professional excellence) for 30 years.
Mr. Epstein founded Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in 1973. The firm has grown to approximately 250 lawyers in 13 cities and is generally recognized as one of the leading law firms in health care law, with over 100 attorneys dedicated to that specialty. In 2012, Chambers & Partners honored Epstein Becker Green with the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the health care category, recognizing the firm's preeminence in that practice area and outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service. As the senior health partner in the firm, Mr. Epstein provides a wide range of health care organizations and providers with strategic legal guidance responding to the legal challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing American health care system. In this connection, Mr. Epstein currently sits on the Boards of a number of health care companies.
Epstein Becker & Green supports clients throughout the country in 25 different areas of health practice, ranging from health policy to strategic partnering to complex compliance issues.
Mr. Epstein, a graduate of the Columbia Law School (L '68), currently serves as chairman of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors. He received Columbia University's Distinguished Alumni Award at Columbia University's 2007 graduation ceremonies. He received Columbia Law School's Medal for Excellence — Columbia Law School's most prestigious award — in 2009.
Mr. Epstein graduated from Tufts University in 1965, where he earned the Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Award for leadership and was the editor-in-chief of the Tufts Weekly. He was awarded the Tufts University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. Mr. Epstein served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Tufts from 1999 to 2009 and currently serves as a "Director Emeritus."
Following graduation from Columbia, Mr. Epstein joined the Wall Street law firm of Barrett Knapp Smith & Shapiro. He has served as a legal consultant to the Health Maintenance Organization Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
- Columbia University School of Law (J.D.)
- Tufts University (B.A.)
- Supreme Court of the United States
- District of Columbia
- New York
Board of Directors
- Accretive (Accumen - a new venture company)
- Advance Health (Sold to New Mountain in 2017)
- CareView Communications, Inc. [CRVW-OBB] (a HealthCor Company)
- Catamaran Corporation [NASDAQ: CTRX] (Sale announcement to OptumRx)
- Discovery Health (and Subsidiary Corporations) [JSE: DSY]
- Haights Cross Communications
- Health Management Associates, Inc. [NYSE: HMA] (New Board: August, 2013-January, 2014)
- MedExpress (a General Atlantic Company) (Sold in 2015)
- National Compliance Solutions, Inc.
- OrthoSensor, Inc.
- ResCare (an Onex Company)
- Restorix Health (a Sverica Company)
- Solis Women's Health (an Audax Company as of 2015)
- Street Law, Inc.
- Columbia Law School Board of Visitors, Chairman
- Tufts University Board of Trustees (1999-2009)