Eugene Ngai is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm's Health Care Industry Team.
Areas of Practice
Eugene's practice focuses on the health care industry, including mergers and acquisitions, hospital-physician contracts, joint ventures, structuring of physician and other health care organizations, and compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse and physician referral laws. He represents hospitals, managed care organizations, medical groups, provider management services organizations, rehabilitation facilities, medical device distributors and other health care entities and providers, as well as those private equity funds and strategic investors that participate in the health care sector.
Scope of Practice
Eugene advises clients in all stages of their business, from startup formation and incorporation, to operational strategy and contract negotiation, through to exit transactions such as mergers and sales of stock or assets. He has experience advising clients and negotiating mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buy-outs, professional services and management services arrangements, employment and independent contractor arrangements (both for executive officers and for physicians and ancillary providers), and other strategic alliances and also regularly provides counseling to clients with respect to formation, private placements, corporate governance, physician and ancillary provider contracting and other day-to-day operational matters.
•Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
Publications & News
•MSSP ACO Program - Proposed Rule
AHLA, December 2014
•Compliance 101: Physician Recruitment Arrangements, Health Care Compliance Today (Aug. 2012)
•California Supreme Court Clarifies Employer Obligations Relating to Rest and Meal Breaks for Employees, 14 Health Law Perspectives 5 (Jul. 2012)
•OIG Reaffirms: Physician-Owned Device Companies Can Be Properly Structured and Operated Under the Anti-Kickback Statute, HLB Health Law E-Alert (Sep. 22, 2011)
•Legal Insights: Physician Offices and Other Healthcare Providers Exempted from Red Flags Rule, 30 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (Jun. 2011)
•Regulatory and Structural Considerations for Physician-Owned Medical Device Companies, co-authored with Charles B. Oppenheim, 13 Health Law Perspectives 1 (Feb. 2011)
Healthcare Law Blog Posts
• California Insurance Commissioner Issues Emergency Regulations Affecting Narrow Provider Networks, January 12, 2015
• Proposed health IT strategy aims to promote innovation, June 11, 2014
• Congress Delays Medicare Cuts until 2015, April 1, 2014
• Obama Administration Further Delays Employer Mandate and Releases Final Regulations Regarding Implementation, February 12, 2014
• When Is a Non-Binding Term Sheet or Letter of Intent Enforced as a Binding Contract? September 11, 2013
• SB 804 Requires California Local Health Care Districts To Obtain Fair Market Value Appraisals In Certain Asset Transfers, October 4, 2012
• OIG Publishes Work Plan for 2013 Fiscal Year, October 3, 2012
• Senators Push CMS to Implement Physician Payments Sunshine Act, September 19, 2012