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The importance of health law as a specialized legal practice has escalated in recent years as healthcare reform, a changing legislative landscape, and the development of large integrated delivery systems drive the creation and expansion of in-house legal departments. General counsel, deputy general counsel, chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, chief risk officers, and other senior legal executives are taking on greater responsibilities that include playing an integral role in developing new care delivery models, assessing business risk, guiding mergers and acquisitions, and leading government and legislative relations, among many other initiatives. They also support the organization’s strategic planning, physician integration and practice management, contract negotiation, and internal and independent auditing.

At the same time, health law experts must also exhibit successful leadership skills and behaviors. They serve as the organization’s legal representation to external parties, represent the organization’s interests to the CEO, board and other members of the executive team and manage and mentor high-performing legal teams.

Witt/Kieffer’s health law practice builds upon the firm’s decades of experience as trusted executive search advisors to the nation’s hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, and physician groups. Our consultants recruit health law leaders who inspire passion, champion quality and guide their organizations through turbulent times.

Read about executive careers in health law in this article.


Werner Boel brings to Witt/Kieffer a wealth of recruitment and law-based business experience. Werner was born and raised in Belgium where he obtained most of his formal legal education and training as an attorney. Werner offers clients a dynamic multicultural and legal background, along with connections with in-house based senior legal counsel at large healthcare systems, academic medical centers and managed care providers as well as health law practice leaders at the nation’s leading law firms.

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