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Maxine Thomas represents and counsels clients in the health care and life sciences industries in complex business transactions and regulatory and compliance matters, including health care data privacy and security.

Maxine focuses her practice on counseling clients in strategic transactions, including national and international acquisitions of health care systems and other entities, corporate reorganizations, service agreements, managed care agreements, and business associate agreements. She similarly offers support in regulatory risk assessment and mitigation related to such transactions.

Maxine also has experience in development of regulatory and compliance strategies for health information privacy and security, including under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and other federal and state laws. She also provides analysis and advice on Medicare and Medicaid participation, pricing, and reimbursement in both traditional and virtual care delivery settings.

Maxine maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in asylum, adjustment of status, and employment authorization proceedings.

She is a member of the American Health Law Association and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.


  • Atlantic Health System acquires Saint Peter’s Healthcare SystemJones Day is advising Atlantic Health System in the acquisition of Saint Peter's Healthcare System.
  • ProMedica sells Paramount Health to Medical MutualJones Day is advising ProMedica in the sale of Paramount Health to Medical Mutual.
  • Cardinal Health merges its Outcomes™ business into Transaction Data SystemsJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) in connection with the combination of its Outcomes™ business to Transaction Data Systems, a portfolio company of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital and GTCR, in exchange for a minority stake in the combined entity.
  • McLaren Health Care sells McLaren St. Luke's HospitalJones Day advised McLaren Health Care, a fully-integrated health care delivery system headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with respect to the closure and discontinuation of operations of McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital located in Maumee, Ohio, as well as the sale of its facilities, land, and physical assets to another major midwest-based hospital system.
  • KKR acquires IVI-RMA GlobalJones Day acted as U.S. counsel in the €3 billion acquisition of IVI-RMA, a group specialized in assisted reproduction techniques.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day advised Ascension with respect to its strategic alliance with Labcorp whereby Labcorp will manage Ascension’s hospital-based laboratories in 10 states and purchase the assets of the health system’s outreach laboratory business.
  • Cardinal Health acquires the Bendcare CPO-GPO entity and makes a minority investment in the Bendcare MSOJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in the acquisition of the Bendcare group purchasing organization (CPO-GPO) entity and a minority investment in the Bendcare management services organization (MSO).
  • City of Hope acquires Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaJones Day advised City of Hope, a world-renowned, National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer research and treatment organization, in connection with its acquisition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a network of oncology hospitals and outpatient care centers across the United States.
  • Gay Armenian-Russian man fleeing Russia obtains asylumJones Day obtained asylum for our client, a gay, ethnically Armenian-Russian man who fled Russia.
  • LAUSD secures trial victory in Los Angeles Superior Court against its insurersJones Day represents Los Angeles Unified School District ("LAUSD") in seeking insurance coverage from multiple insurers in connection with highly-publicized claims against LAUSD that it negligently hired, retained, and supervised a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, who allegedly abused students, and for which the School District paid more than $180 million to settle claims.