David Eisenstat Named Among Top 10 Hospital Lawyers in the United States

(Washington, D.C.) – David H. Eisenstat, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and the chair of its national health industry practice, has been named one of 10 “Outstanding Hospital Lawyers” of 2006 by Nightingale’s Healthcare News.

Since joining Akin Gump in 1976, Mr. Eisenstat has represented hospital clients in a broad spectrum of engagements, including Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party payor reimbursement matters; fraud and abuse issues; managed care contracting; government investigations; antitrust litigation; legislative advocacy; and general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience before state and federal administrative agencies and before state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Mr. Eisenstat’s clients include large hospital and health care systems, academic medical centers and community hospitals. Many of these relationships span nearly three decades. In addition to his legal practice responsibilities, Mr. Eisenstat is a member of Akin Gump’s management committee.

He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was research editor of the Law Review.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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