The law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has announced via a press release that John M. LeBlanc joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office. LeBlanc will be a member of the litigation practice and he comes from Barger & Wolen LLP.
LeBlanc’s practice focuses on regulatory issues for the health insurance and managed care industries. He has represented leading insurers in the country, health plans and multiple trade associations within the health insurance industry.
Matt Kanny is the chair of the Litigation practice at the firm. Kanny said the following in the press release: “John’s deep knowledge of the healthcare industry and long track record of achieving outstanding results on behalf of clients is a powerful combination and a perfect fit for Manatt. As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, the healthcare industry will face new regulatory challenges. We anticipate a wave of litigation as healthcare reform takes hold in the coming years. John is a highly talented trial lawyer who joins our outstanding litigation team at an opportune time, as we work to help healthcare clients face new and complex regulatory challenges.”
William T. Quicksilver is the chief executive officer and managing partner at the firm. Quicksilver said, “Expansion of our nationally recognized litigation platform is a strategic objective, particularly in the healthcare arena, where our lawyers and consultants are doing groundbreaking work. John is a strong addition to our team of highly skilled healthcare litigators. We are pleased to welcome him to Manatt.”
LeBlanc regularly speaks and writes on healthcare regulatory and litigation changes. He belongs to the American Association of Health Lawyers.
“Manatt has built one of the top healthcare practices in the nation,” LeBlanc said. “That, together with its exceptional reputation for litigation prowess across industry sectors, makes the firm an ideal place to provide clients with an unparalleled level of counsel and service.”
LeBlanc earned his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from California State University, Long Branch. He holds a M.Div. from Biola University.
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