Foley Hoag Establishes New Reproductive Healthcare Practice Group

July 19, 2022

Foley Hoag LLP today announced the launch of its new Reproductive Healthcare Practice Group. The formation of this cross-disciplinary team is a direct response to the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the federal constitutional right to abortion. The ruling has far-reaching implications for companies, healthcare providers, insurers, higher education institutions, and other organizations across the United States.

“This is one of the most significant legal decisions of our time, and our attorneys are well-positioned to help clients navigate the extraordinary short-and long-term challenges arising in a post-Roe world,” said Foley Hoag Partner Shrutih Tewarie. “Building on our deep healthcare expertise and the strength of our regulatory, policy, investigations, privacy, and litigation practices, we are proactively advising clients on immediate and potential issues to minimize business disruption.”

Tewarie, along with Thomas Barker, Partner and Healthcare Practice Co-Chair, and Christopher Hart, Partner and Privacy & Data Security Practice Co-Chair, will lead the practice group. The Reproductive Healthcare team will support businesses across all immediate and lasting needs in: Business Counseling, Digital Health, Education, Government Strategies, Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Privacy & Data Security, State Attorney General Investigations, United Nations and Public International Law, and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

“Foley Hoag is prepared to guide clients through a range of issues from understanding the new regulatory landscape, developing new policies and procedures around healthcare-related benefits to providing strategies, and counsel when dealing with Dobbs-related investigations from state agencies,” said Barker. “Additionally, the firm remains steadfast in its commitment to pro bono work on reproductive rights and that work will continue and strengthen as part of this new team.”

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