Patrick Morrisey Joins King & Spalding As Co-Head Of FDA/Life Sciences

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 00:00

King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Patrick Morrisey, a lawyer with extensive experience in health care regulatory, reimbursement, policy, legislative, strategic counseling and pricing matters for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and health care providers and plans, has joined the firm as a partner and co-chair of its FDA/life sciences practice and a member of the firm's health care and public policy practices in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Morrisey joins King & Spalding from Sidley Austin. He is a widely recognized authority on Medicare, Medicaid and FDA regulatory issues, especially those involving pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, plans and providers. He has successfully represented clients before the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress on precedent-setting matters pertaining to coding, coverage and payment of Medicare-related items and services. Morrisey focuses a large portion of his practice on providing companies with regulatory and legislative analysis and strategic counseling on health care reform, Medicare Part D, the "average sales price" law, Medicare Part B, government price controls, manufacturer-distributor relationships, provider reimbursement and compliance matters, the interrelationship between FDA policies and Medicare reimbursement, and pharmaceutical price-reporting laws. He also handles congressional oversight investigations for clients and manages significant matters involving pharmaceutical and device pricing and compliance issues before the HHS Office of Inspector General and other governmental entities.

Kenneth A. Raskin, a prominent practitioner in the field of executive compensation and employee benefits, has joined the firm as a partner and chair of its employee benefits and executive compensation practice. Mr. Raskin, who will reside in the New York office,comes to King & Spalding from White & Case, where he led its global executive compensation, benefits, employment and labor practice.

Mr. Raskin provides counsel in the design and negotiation of executive employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans, severance arrangements and parachute plans. He also assists clients in establishing and maintaining non-qualified plans of deferred compensation and in developing funding mechanisms for these plans. He counsels clients in the creation, structure and communication of tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans, assisting clients in maintaining (IRS) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance and in negotiating the resolution of qualification problems under the IRS's and U.S. Department of Labor's compliance resolution programs.