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Clifford D. Stromberg
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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clifford.stromberg@hoganlovells.com

Cliff Stromberg's practice is devoted to health care law and transactions. He represents universities, medical centers, hospital systems, biomedical research institutes, managed care organizations, health insurers, health care companies, and professional associations. He has experience advising several dozen of the nation's leading medical centers and national managed care companies. He also does considerable work with children's hospitals. 

These matters include purchases, sales, and mergers of hospitals; acquisitions, mergers, and “conversions” of HMOs and insurers; establishing new health care facilities; creating research institutes, provider networks, and integrated health systems; regulatory compliance matters; reimbursement disputes; antitrust counseling; biotechnology joint ventures and technology transfer; counseling boards of directors on governance issues; and serving as general counsel to many associations. A number of states and public bodies have selected Cliff to advise them on biomedical transactions.

Following law school, Cliff served as a law clerk to a federal judge. In 1978, the President appointed him Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he served until 1980. He then served as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on their antitrust activities concerning the health care industry.

Cliff is a frequent lecturer, and has presented at many programs of the American Health Lawyers Association, American's Health Insurance Plans, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. In addition, he has served as an advisor on certain health matters to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. For several years, he held an appointment as adjunct associate professor at The George Washington University Medical School.

Cliff writes extensively concerning health care law. He is co-author of four books and author or co-author of many articles. He was the founding editor in chief of the monthly magazine, HealthSpan: The Report of Health Business and Law, and he served on the board of editors of The Managed Care Law Strategist.

Cliff often has been recognized as one of the nation's leading health care lawyers. He has been named by Nightingale's Healthcare News as one of 12 "Leading Health Care Transaction Lawyers" (2004) and as one of the nation's "Leading Hospital Lawyers" (2007), by the Legal Media Group as one of the "Leading US Health Care Lawyers" (2004), and by the National Law Journal as one of the "Forty Health Care Lawyers Who Have Made Their Mark" (1997) and as one of the "Leading Lawyers of Managed Care" (1993). He is also listed in Who's Who in The WorldWho's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law.

PRACTICES
Health
Education
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Corporate Governance
Private Equity/Venture Capital
INDUSTRY SECTORS
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Hospitals
Education
Healthcare Services
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Academic Medical Center Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Governance Issues
  • Joint Ventures
  • Health Regulatory Matters
  • Trade Association Issues
EDUCATION
J.D., Board of Editors, Harvard Law Review, Harvard Law School, 1974 B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholarship, Yale University, 1971
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Former Chair, Working Group on Health care Reform, ABA 
  • Former Chair, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, ABA
  • Former Advisory Committee Member, Governmental Affairs, ABA 
  • Former State Membership Chairman, District of Columbia, ABA 
  • Former Governing Board Member, Forum Committee on Health Law, ABA 
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia New York