A new article in The American Lawyer highlighted Manatt Health’s growth as an integrated legal and consulting practice and its movement from a fee-for-services model to a value-based billing system.
The publication noted that when Manatt’s Thomas Enders, a senior managing director with Manatt Health, joined the practice eight years ago, he was referred to as an “attorney equivalent,” but the vernacular evolved as the practice grew into an interdisciplinary team with 70 consultants and 90 lawyers.
“Now, we’re all called professionals,” said Enders. “It’s really a transition to a professional service firm, which I find really powerful.”
The article also emphasized Manatt Health’s recent expansion in the Chicago market, most notably with the hire of new partner Fatema Zanzi, as well as partners Keith Anderson and Linda Moroney and consultant Shannon Lorbiecki.
Manatt’s investment in the multidisciplinary team is a bet that healthcare clients need strategic counsel as well as legal advice, the publication noted. Manatt’s William Bernstein, chair of Manatt Health, noted that the transition to a value-based billing system has been aided by efforts to have consultants working alongside Manatt attorneys.
Read the article here.