Lawrence Vernaglia is a partner and healthcare lawyer in Foley & Lardner LLP’s Boston office. He serves as chair of the firm’s healthcare practice and co-chair of the health care industry team – named ‘Health Law Firm of the Year’ by US News – Best Lawyers on the ‘Best Law Firms’ list (2012–2014). Mr Vernaglia represents hospitals, health systems and academic medical centres and a variety of other healthcare providers. Mr Vernaglia’s practice involves regulatory and transactional matters, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement compliance advice and appeals; mergers, acquisitions and financings; state regulatory issues including licensing, change of ownership and CoN/DoN; survey/certification appeals; fraud and abuse/Stark Law analyses; managed care contracting; and general corporate and business planning in healthcare. He runs strategic planning programmes for senior management and governing boards. He regularly serves as local counsel on healthcare transactions in New England for multi-state projects.