Los Angeles and Carlsbad, CA (April 6, 2015) –Nossaman LLP and DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke LLP (DCP) announced today that the Firms have entered into a strategic affiliation. The move brings together two of California’s leading healthcare practices, and enables both Firms to expand service offerings to clients throughout the state.
Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group concentrates its efforts in the transactional, regulatory, operational, legislative and litigation arenas, and consists of experienced, highly skilled attorneys who provide the full spectrum of specialized legal services required by the healthcare sector. Key clients of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice include Adventist Health and various Adventist Health hospitals and medical staffs, Blue Shield of California, the CaliforniaChoice Program, the California Hospital Association, Centene, Inc., the California Association of Dental Plans, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Dignity Health, LA Care Health Plan, MemorialCare Health System, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, St. Vincent Medical Center and medical staff, Sutter Health, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland, United Surgical Partners, Inc. and UHS of Delaware, Inc.
Nossaman has a rich history in the healthcare sector, with its preeminence in healthcare law beginning with the landmark efforts of the Firm’s senior healthcare lawyers, including the efforts of former Firm partner and State Assemblyman John T. Knox, co-author of the Knox- Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 and the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act. Furthermore, the Practice has been perennially ranked by Chambers as one of the leading healthcare groups in California.
“I am excited about the affiliation,” said Mary Powers Antoine, chair of Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group. “DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke has a very strong reputation in the healthcare community and we look forward to working with them. The affiliation enables Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice to better serve its clients by expanding our medical/staff and peer review capabilities and bolstering the Group’s trial strength via access to DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke’s well-regarded litigation team.” DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke’s presence in Carlsbad will also allow Nossaman’s Healthcare Practice Group to expand its offerings to the clients it serves in the San Diego County region.
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke specializes in the representation of healthcare providers and facilities in state and federal court litigation from the trial level through the appellate system. DCP also represents hospitals, including for profit, not-for-profit, and district hospitals’ medical staffs and peer review physicians in the defense of medical staff privileges litigation; the representation of medical professionals in connection with investigations and hearings relating to their professional licenses; and serving as hearing officers in peer review proceedings and appellate review hearings at hospitals and medical groups throughout California. DCP’s lawyers have substantial experience in a wide variety of healthcare related practice areas, and the firm’s clients include healthcare providers insured by BETA Healthcare Group, The Doctors Company, and OneBeacon, among others.
Carlo Coppo, Senior Partner at DiCaro Coppo & Popcke echoed Antoine’s sentiments. “This is an outstanding affiliation,” said Coppo. “Nossaman has a well-regarded healthcare practice in California across a number of key areas and an extensive network of attorneys throughout the state. Partnering with them provides immediate benefits for our clients, and allows us to expand our range of services.”
Under the terms of the affiliation, Nossaman and DiCaro Coppo & Popcke will serve as “of counsel” to one another and each firm will continue to operate independently.
Nossaman LLP is a national law firm with 160 professionals working seamlessly across the United States with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Sacramento, Washington, DC, and Austin. Whether it is working to finance and develop public infrastructure, provide healthcare services, litigate complex matters in unique niches such as land use and environmental, financial services, employment, and eminent domain, entitle private development, manage natural resources, complete real estate and business transactions, or increase business profitability, clients rely on Nossaman to get results.
About DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke is civil litigation firm based in Carlsbad, California. The mission of DCP is to provide clients statewide with the highest quality legal advice and personalized service backed up with extensive trial and appellate experience. The firm has a full staff of seasoned trial lawyers who have collectively tried over 300 cases to verdict or judgment in state and federal courts, and before administrative tribunals in licensing matters. The firm’s trial staff includes those with membership in both the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the American College of Trial Lawyers. DCP has also been lead counsel in numerous seminal appellate court decisions at the state and federal levels that have contributed to the body of law governing healthcare, including achieving a unanimous California Supreme Court decision which for the first time extended the free speech protections of California’s anti-SLAPP statute to official peer review proceedings. The firm’s attorneys also serve as hearing officers and counsel to appeal committees in peer review proceedings, and as arbitrators and mediat