Co-founder and managing partner Harry Nelson was recently interviewed by Alexandra Schwappach of the Los Angeles Daily Journal about trends in healthcare law practice. In the Daily Journal article, which appeared October 22, 2013, Schwappach quotes Nelson about on the topic of law firms trying to enter the Los Angeles healthcare law marketplace: “We have heard from a number of firms that lost their L.A. health care practices years ago and want to re-enter the market, but are struggling to do so because of the shortage of dynamic leadership with the skill set and necessary book of business to grow a health care practice group.”
While there have been numerous law firms attempting to develop or merge healthcare law practices in Los Angeles into their firm, Nelson Hardiman remains the second largest group of healthcare lawyers in Los Angeles and in California, behind the Hooper Lundy & Bookman law firm. In a survey last year, Modern Healthcare.com ranked Nelson Hardiman as the 65th largest group of healthcare lawyers nationally, with the vast majority of larger practices being large “national” law firms that combined healthcare law practices across major cities outside California. Nelson Hardiman was one of the only healthcare law firms operating from a single office, although the firm is exploring opening additional offices in other parts of California to support its regional practice.