William S. Bernstein Esq.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Bernstein, William S.

William Bernstein is a Partner, Chairman of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP’s Healthcare Division and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice concentrates on providing strategic, business and legal advice to clients in the healthcare industry, including provider organizations, managed care companies, emerging companies and financial institutions. He has led engagements to create new business models for the organization and payment of health services, developed plans for the broad use of health information technology to support new care delivery systems and counseled numerous states on implementation issues resulting from health reform. He has also assisted clients in raising billions of dollars of public-sector financing, ranging from innovative public-private ambulatory initiatives to cutting-edge funding for hospitals.

Mr. Bernstein began his healthcare career working for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, and an M.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

He is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Health Law & Business Portfolio Series No. 2350, Affordable Care Act Implementation: Regulations, Models and Implications and No. 1150, Health Information Technology: Emerging Landscape, Legal Issues and Opportunities.