H. Guy Collier - McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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H. Guy Collier

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 202-756-8009

H. Guy Collier is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. and Chicago offices.  Guy focuses his practice on transactional and related regulatory issues for health industry clients, including nonprofit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, public companies, private equity firms, post-acute providers, medical group practices, and pharmaceutical suppliers and distributors.  He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to corporate compliance issues, including internal and governmental investigations and human subjects research compliance.

Guy previously served in the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services and at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington.  He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and previously served as planning chair for the Association’s national programs on Health Planning and the Law and National Health Reform.  He is a memer of the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar and past-Chair of the Bar's Pro Bono Committee.  He is a member of the Health Law Section of the DC Bar, having served on the Section’s first Steering Committee, as well as the Health Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. Guy is also admitted to practice in Illinois. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Guy currently is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services where he taught Introduction to Health Care Corporate Compliance from 2005 through 2011.  Guy is ranked in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-11), Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2008-11), and Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-11).

Guy is Chairman of McDermott's global Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.  He has served as a volunteer guardian ad litem in child abuse and neglect matters in the District of Columbia Superior Court, as well as represented indigent parties in contested child custody proceedings.  He was the recipient of McDermott’s Pro Bono Partner of the Year Award in 2006.  Guy is the immediate past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Law Center in Washington and serves as Vice-President of the University of Richmond Law School Association. He also serves as a Trustee of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

Representative Experience

§         Represented several prominent nonprofit health systems in successfully structuring equity-model joint ventures with medical staff members for various clinical services, including multi- and single-specialty ambulatory surgery centers.

§         Represented hospitals and health systems in structuring comprehensive management services ventures covering services such as diagnostic radiology, sports medicine, and oncology.

§         Successfully resolved, with the Department of Justice and DHHS Office of Inspector General, a federal whistleblower action against a prominent Midwestern health system, enabling the system to avoid imposition of a Corporate Integrity Agreement.

§         Led McDermott’s team in conducting a comprehensive internal audit of a health system’s human subjects research activities, involving roughly 1000 active research protocols.

§         Served in 2001-02 as lead counsel for the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority in structuring and negotiating an $800 million multi-year contract for the outsourcing of health services for the District’s medically indigent (non-Medicaid) population to a consortium of private providers.

University of VirginiaBA 1972University of RichmondJ.D. 1976The Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia BarChildren''s Law Center

Client Comments

"Guy Collier is simply excellent."

Office Location

The McDermott Building
500 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Academic Medical Centers, Compliance, Corporate, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Joint Ventures, Transactions)