Bracewell does a thorough job and is very responsive from a timeliness standpoint.

Chambers USA, 2024

Deep Healthcare Industry Experience

Our healthcare and life sciences practice focuses on our clients’ legal needs so they can do what they do best – treating patients and curing disease. Bracewell has a long history in the industry, representing leading names such as MD AndersenTexas Medical CenterMemorial HermannHouston Methodist, The Menninger Clinic and Texas Children’s Hospital.

We represent research institutions, academic medical centers, hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, physicians, physician practices, healthcare clinics, life science companies, non-profit corporations, charitable trusts and healthcare-related enterprises in a host of matters, including:

  • corporate governance
  • strategic relationships and partnerships
  • financing
  • data security
  • medical records maintenance
  • regulatory compliance
  • tax
  • antitrust
  • intellectual property
  • litigation

Healthcare Compliance and Operations

Our lawyers have years of experience, including in both in-house roles and in private practice, handling compliance and regulatory matters. We draw on this knowledge to work with healthcare providers in developing compliance programs that meet state and federal regulations. We also provide guidance on regulatory disclosures and, when necessary, develop corrective actions in response to agency audits and surveys. 

Healthcare Financing and Transactions

We have a long track recording of representing health systems and other healthcare entities in corporate and financing transactions. We represented Houston Methodist in $900 million in revenue bonds to finance improvements to its hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as Memorial Hermann Health System in $270 million in bonds. We also are representing Texas Medical Center in a $2 billion development of a 30-acre biomedical innovation and commercialization campus known as TMC3.

Healthcare IP and Technology

Our intellectual property team represents healthcare providers in all phases of product development, from early-stage funding to exit transactions, as well as in connection with licensing, technology transfers and outsourcing. For instance, we serve as outside counsel to The Menninger Clinic on various IP and trademark matters, and also represented the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in negotiating a sublease agreement involving intellectual property issues related to the development of new cancer therapies.