WASHINGTON D.C. (June 4, 2012)Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (“Nelson  Mullins”) announced today that David Main will join the Firm’s National Healthcare Practice Group in Washington D.C. With a background in both government and private practice, Mr. Main will focus on advising national and global healthcare companies on a range of regulatory, public policy, and corporate transactional issues.  In addition, he will continue advising health technology and biotech/life sciences companies on formation and development issues. He also will advise clients on product distribution and intellectual property matters for medical devices and information technology.

Mr. Main’s addition follows the recent launch of the Firm’s Nashville office and increases the experience in Nelson Mullins’ healthcare practice, which is currently ranked third in the nation based on membership in the American Health Lawyers Association. In his new role, he will assist healthcare clients with the challenges presented by the healthcare reform movement, including physician and hospital integration, adoption of medical technology, data analysis, and reimbursement reforms.

“David brings real-world healthcare experience to our practice group,” said Barry Alexander, a leader in the Firm’s healthcare practice and Chair of the National Healthcare Practice Group. “We expect that he and our team will help our clients work through the maze of integration and policy challenges and opportunities that the industry faces in the next decade.”

Prior to joining Nelson Mullins, Mr. Main served as the chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s healthcare practice. Mr. Main also served as counsel to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, where he was the primary author of the Health Maintenance Organization Act Amendments of 1978. In 1982, he served on the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Health Care Reform.

“I’m delighted to be joining Nelson Mullins as the newest member of the healthcare team,” Mr. Main said. “I’m confident we’ll continue to grow the Firm's healthcare practice.”

Timothy Fitzgibbon, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington D.C. office, said, “We are thrilled to have David join our healthcare practice. His experience will add increased depth to the range of services we provide to our clients.”

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Main is the founder and coordinator of the Healthcare Technology Network of Greater Washington. He is also on the Board of Directors and former Chairman of the David Winston Fellowship, a postgraduate fellowship for promising students to learn about the political system through direct exposure to both the public and private sectors in health policy development. Mr. Main also serves as counsel to the Health Management Academy, an open environment for the executive suite of the nation’s leading health systems and corporations to discuss best practices and focus on increasing the quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of care.


Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 430 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas. The healthcare practice group includes lawyers with experience in false claims act defense, privacy and security, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, healthcare policy, venture finance, specialized M&A and healthcare IP needs. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com, or call 803.255.9794.