Gary B. Gertler is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on the representation of hospitals, health systems, multi-specialty and single specialty medical groups, health care companies, practice management companies, and other health care providers with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt transactions for startup companies, hospital-affiliated group practices, joint ventures and syndications, health care regulatory and licensure issues, and general health care corporate matters. He works particularly closely with investor-owned and nonprofit health care companies, large multi-specialty and single-specialty physician organizations, large and small surgery center, dialysis center, and imaging center companies and developers, management companies, medical supply vendors, medical equipment lessors, third party payors including HMOs and PPOs and entrepreneurs. Gary’s legal practice also covers the structuring and development of hospital-affiliated physician organizations, including medical foundations, co-management arrangements, ancillary product arrangements, including ancillary services involving outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, rehab services, drugs, DME, and complimentary medicine; and management service organizations, practice management companies, integrated provider networks and related arrangements.
Gary belongs to the California State Bar, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys. Gary is a co-author of Navigating Your Way Through the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law, a comprehensive book analyzing the Stark laws, and State Laws and Regulations Governing Preferred Provider Organizations, a study published by the Rand Corporation for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission.
Gary is listed as a leading individual in health care in California in Chambers USA 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013, the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 USA guidebook (where he was praised as arguably the “most practical, knowledgeable legal adviser in healthcare”), and in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in Legal Media Group: Guide to the Leading US Healthcare Lawyers. Gary has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014, a Best Lawyer in America in 2011-2014, and a Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care in 2013 and 2014. Gary was named 1 of 10 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers” in 2009 by Nightingale's Healthcare News.