Gary Scott Davis

Gary Scott Davis, P.A. is a partner in the Health Law Department of McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Miami office. A “Board Certified Health Law Attorney” as recognized by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, he concentrates his practice on managed care including emerging health benefit plans, strategic restructurings and reorganizations, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures and contractual matters.

His many writings in the area of managed care include: “The Insider’s Guide to Managed Care: A Legal and Operational Roadmap” (Contributing author, AHLA Education in Print Series), the BNA Health Law and Business Series Portfolio titled “Managed Care Contracting: Advising the Provider,” “International Managed Care Opportunities in Emerging Latin American Health Care Markets” (Co-Author, The Health Law Handbook, West, A Thomson Business, 1997) and “What Is This Thing Called “Consumer Directed Health Care” (Co-Author, The Health Law Handbook, West, A Thomson Business, 2005). He also is a frequent contributor to articles appearing in the local, state and national news and trade publications.

Mr. Davis is a nationally recognized speaker on organizational and reimbursement issues relating to managed health care, health care contracting and joint ventures. He has lectured at approximately 160 seminars sponsored by numerous trade, educational and professional organizations.

Mr. Davis presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Managed Care Magazine” and the Board of Advisors of “Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor” (HCPro, Inc.). Previously, he served on the editorial board of the “Managed Care Law Manual” (Aspen Publishers).

Mr. Davis has served as an adjunct lecturer of health care law for the Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA Programs for Executives), University of Miami and on the Advisory Board and faculty of the Nova Southeastern University Institute of Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals.

Mr. Davis is a Fellow (Inaugural Class) and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”). While a member of the board, he served on the AHLA Executive Committee as the Chairman of the Membership Committee. He is the recipient of the AHLA’s prestigious David J. Greenburg Service Award. Mr. Davis presently serves on the Board of Directors, and as an officer, of the Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys.

Since its inaugural listing in 2005, Mr. Davis has given the highest ranking as one of the leading health care attorneys in Florida by Chambers & Partners. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 he was one of eight attorneys given Chambers & Partners highest national ranking among all health care transactional attorneys. In 2012 Legal 500 included Mr. Davis in its inaugural group of national Leading Lawyers in the Healthcare: Service Providers category. In 2007, he was selected as one of Nightingale’s Healthcare News’ “Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers.”

For more than 20 years, Mr. Davis has been recognized by his peers for his expertise in health law in The Best Lawyers In America, which in 2011 named him as one of its Lawyers of the Year in Health Care. Among his other recognitions for his expertise in health law are: Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers, Euromoney’s Best of the Best 2009 USA, Florida Trend Florida Trend, South Florida Legal Guide, Super Lawyers, Leading American Attorneys and The Best Attorneys Network. The South Florida Business Journal identified him as a “Heavy Hitter in Health Care” and The National Law Journal has recognized him as one of the “National Leading Lawyers of Managed Care.” Florida Medical Business twice voted Mr. Davis “Best Healthcare Attorney.” Among his other recognitions, he has been listed by Who’s Who in American Law and given the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Follmer Bronze Merit Award for Outstanding Service.

Mr. Davis holds a B.A. (1979), with honors, from Binghamton University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha. He earned his J.D. (1982) with honors from the George Washington University.

For nine years Mr. Davis served on the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Inc. including terms on the Foundation’s Executive Committee and being elected Chairman of the Board. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Wish Friends of Southern Florida, an endowment that supports the Make A Wish Foundation. Presently, Mr. Davis serves as the Foundation’s pro bono General Counsel.

From 2007 though 2010, Mr. Davis served on the Muhlenberg College Parents Council.

Mr. Davis is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Health Law Section; The Florida Bar, Health Law Section; the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys; and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Affordable Care Act Resource Center, 2) Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), 3) Consumer-Driven Health Care, 4) Health, 5) Health - Hospital and Health System Representation, 6) Health - M&A and 7) Health Ventures/Physician Transactions
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1982)
Admitted Year 1982
Education State University of New York-Binghamton (B.A., 1979)
Bar Member / Association American State Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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