Manatt Welcomes Notable Industry Executives to Growing National Health Group

Dr. Troyen Brennan and Tracy Massel augment the Firm’s consulting capabilities for clients advancing the transformation of health care value, access and delivery

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated professional services firm, today announced the arrival of Manatt Health National Advisor Dr. Troyen (Troy) A. Brennan in Boston and Director Tracy A. Massel in New York. A former executive for one of the nation’s leading health care companies, Brennan has a unique ability to identify the strategic, policy and business-related opportunities for all major health care stakeholders, and provides tailored advice to help them achieve their respective goals. Massel, who joins from the first health insurance technology platform, will further enhance the Firm’s digital health bench and focus on creating meaningful partnerships between payers and providers.

“Both Troy and Tracy bring an impressive leadership background, having developed sophisticated initiatives for two of the most recognizable and innovative companies in health care,” said Donna L. Wilson, CEO and Managing Partner of Manatt. “As we prioritize helping clients manage and become pioneers in this increasingly complex industry, Troy and Tracy’s arrival expands our strong group of industry consultants, lawyers and executives who bring unparalleled insights on improving strategies and collaboration within the U.S. health care delivery system.”

A former physician, hospital administrator and respected leader of some of the country’s largest health care companies, Brennan has hands-on experience managing clinical and medical affairs, operations and general strategy across prominent industry stakeholders. He joins other national advisors at Manatt, including Dr. Christina JenkinsDr. Darrell G. KirchRalph W. MullerDonna M. O’BrienCarol Raphael and Dr. Linda Rosenstock, who are notable industry leaders recognized across the country and who provide added benefits for the clients embedded within their areas of focus. These professionals are instrumental in the Firm’s commitment to providing integrated strategic, policy and business solutions as the health care industry seeks to realign around value and efficiency.

Massel works with digital health companies, health systems, payers, and related private equity and venture capital investors to build effective and lasting partnerships to help grow and maintain their businesses. She is skilled at developing and executing strategic and operational planning processes for companies at every phase of their life cycle. She also has experience helping clients understand the implications of policy and regulatory changes and industry trends such as network adequacy, virtual and value-based care, and primary care physician enablement.

“The health care industry has been at the forefront of strategic, operational and technological innovation as stakeholders work to increase accessibility, transparency and affordability of care across the nation,” said Bill Bernstein, leader of Manatt Health. “Our cutting-edge clients are driving this progress and increasingly looking for partners that provide unique and personalized solutions, so Troy and Tracy’s arrival could not come at a better time.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with such an accomplished group of professionals who are passionate about providing solutions across the full spectrum of the health care system,” said Brennan. Massel added, “As the industry continues to modernize and innovate delivery of care, I look forward to helping provide favorable health outcomes, access and insight to patients, communities and health care professionals alike.”

Brennan and Massel are the latest additions to Manatt Health’s roster of health care legal and business consulting professionals, which includes recent arrivals Zoe BarnardCynthia BeroAlice B. LeiterClaudia PageRachel L. Sher and Tara R. Straw.

Brennan received his M.D. and M.P.H. from Yale Medical School and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He also has an M.S. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Massel received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a B.A. in economics and archaeology.



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