Two Top NJ Health Lawyers Join Drinker Biddle

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 01:00

In a move that continues to expand its national Health Law Practice Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP welcomed prominent New Jersey health lawyers George H. Kendall and Audrey A. Hale as partners. In addition, Kristy M. Hlavenka joins the firm as an associate working with both lawyers.Mr. Kendall and Ms. Hale previously were partners, and Ms. Hlavenka an associate, at McCarter & English LLP in Newark, where Mr. Kendall led the health care practice.

The group, working from Drinker Biddle's Florham Park, NJ office, joins a nationwide practice of more than 60 lawyers, scientists and other professionals that has been called a "major force" and "one of the grand old firms of health care law" by Chambers USA, in addition to its recent ranking in Modern Healthcare as one of the country's largest practices.

"The addition of such highly regarded lawyers in New Jersey enhances our ability to offer our health care clients an even wider range of services, not only in the Northeast, but nationwide," said Drinker Biddle Chairman Alfred W. Putnam, Jr.