Digital Health

Our leadership in digital health is no accident


  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Representing 500+ digital health companies that are improving the quality and affordability of healthcare

  • Helped digital health clients raise $1.5+ billion in seed and venture capital financing in 2019

  •  #1 IPO firm for 15 years, representing more VC-backed IPOs than any other firm 

  • Digital Health Venture Thought Leaders, an exclusive network of active digital health investors

  • Represent 40% of the US companies on the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource’s Billion Dollar Startup Club list, including Zenefits and Proteus Digital Health

  • Lawyers widely recognized as thought leaders in the space, including keynotes at the International CES Digital Health Summit, USC’s Body Computing Conference, Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Digital Health Track at the BIO International Convention

  • Involved with 60% of the digital health IPOs since 2013, including Progyny, Castlight Health*, Livongo* and NantHealth*
  • *underwriter-side representation

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  • Defend False Claims Act actions arising from allegations of billing/coding misconduct, patient safety and research misconduct, manufacturing deficiencies, other Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act violations, drug pricing misconduct, federal and state anti-kickback law violations, and other relevant fraud and abuse laws led by local, state and federal civil and criminal government enforcers

  • Experience in more than 100+ state, federal and international courts, arbitral forums and administrative bodies

  • Team includes 5 Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and 20+ former Assistant US Attorneys and Department of Justice lawyers

  • Recognized by The American Lawyer as an honorable mention in its Litigation Department of the Year competition

  • History of litigating landmark, precedent-setting cases that establish industry-wide resolutions or new procedural protections for our clients

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  • Deep US and global experience providing regulatory counseling and advice on FDA, fraud & abuse, corporate compliance, contractual  relationships, Sunshine Laws, reimbursement, government program price reporting, healthcare data privacy, licensure and accreditation, health reform counseling, regulatory due diligences, MHRA and CE Marking

  • Advise all players in the evolving ecosystem, including payors, providers, LS companies, health IT and investors

  • As connectors to the ecosystem, we counsel clients on how to launch innovative products and services

  • Represent healthcare clients in connection with federal and state government investigations, inquiries, settlements and voluntary disclosures, leveraging subject matter expertise and litigation and negotiation experience

  • Counsel related to privacy and data protection, government contracts and government analytics practices provided by multidisciplinary team bolstered by industry-leading lawyers

  • Frequent contributors on groundbreaking regulatory topics at leading industry events, editorial boards and relevant media and publications

  • Market leader in life sciences – #1 in IPOs, M&A transactions, venture financings and licensing

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  • Strategic agreements, technology transactions and licensing deals for companies like Rally Health, athenahealth, OMsignal, Azumio, Everyday Health and PatientSafe Solutions

  • Manage and defend trademarks and copyrights for companies including WiserTogether, Azumio, Brightree, CareLinx and Striiv

  • Patent due diligence support on 75+ business transactions, including venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and licensing transactions in 2015

  • 100+ inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings; 100+ inter partes/ex parte reexaminations

  • 24,000+ patents under our management across 120+ jurisdictions worldwide

  • Named The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year finalist in 2015

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Group Contacts
Keith Berets Partner, Colorado
Lester Fagen Partner, Boston
Brent Fassett Partner, Colorado
Wainwright Fishburn Partner, San Diego
Matthew Hemington Partner, Palo Alto
Natasha Leskovsek Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Mike Lincoln Vice Chair, Reston
Christian Plaza Partner, Reston
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Mark Weeks Partner, Palo Alto
Matthew Bartus Partner – Singapore and Principal – Hong Kong
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Digital Health Track at BIO International Convention 2019

Cooley has been involved since the beginning.

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CES Digital Health

Keynotes and interviews with Wainright Fishburn.

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The Beat @ Cooley Health

Health regulatory news and issues.

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Media Coverage

Digital health thought leadership.

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