DLA Piper Expands Health Care Practice with Addition of Five-lawyer Group in Miami

DLA Piper today announced that prominent health care lawyers Joshua Kaye and Michael Austin have joined the firm as partners in the Miami office.  Kaye joins the firm’s Corporate practice and Austin joins the Litigation practice.  Kaye will also serve as co-chair of the firm’s interdisciplinary Health Care sector.  They are also joined by of counsel Adam Rogers, and associates Valerie Novales and Matthew Grosack. The group previously practiced together in Miami at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.

Kaye focuses his practice on health care transactional and regulatory matters, while also counseling health care providers on innovative business models.  Austin focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters with extensive experience handling health care litigation and regulatory investigations.
“Josh and Mike are well-recognized and highly accomplished health care lawyers who bring complementary transactional and litigation practices to DLA Piper’s global platform,” said Kimberly K. Egan, co-chair of DLA Piper’s Health Care sector.  “Their arrival underscores our commitment to expanding the firm’s health care practice as the industry grows and evolves, and I look forward to working closely with Josh as we continue to grow our practice.”
“Josh and Mike are experienced lawyers who will also help us serve the growing intersection between the health care and private equity sectors, which complements the firm’s growing platform in Miami, and around the country,” said Craig Rasile, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Miami office.  “We’re excited to have Josh, Mike and this team join us as we continue to attract the top talent in the region to DLA Piper and further build out our capabilities in Miami.”
Since opening in March 2011, DLA Piper’s Miami office has grown substantially, welcoming a number of nationally and internationally recognized lawyers: international arbitration partners Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga and C. Ryan Reetz from Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP; bankruptcy and restructuring partner Craig Rasile, corporate partners Carlos Loumiet and John Haley, and tax partner Michael Silva from Hunton & Williams LLP; and corporate partner Jackie Hodes from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.