Businesses and organizations that operate under significant regulatory guidelines can be seriously impacted by even the smallest changes in governing authorities and legislation. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney understands this convergence of business and government, and we provide a multidimensional perspective in dealing with regulatory and governmental concerns for clients in heavily regulated industries.
With diverse backgrounds in government, as well as administrative, federal and state agencies, members of our team guide clients through changes in regulatory requirements, pending legislation and agency-related issues. We bring together government relations professionals and lawyers from the firm's Energy, Health Care, Litigation, Financial Services, Biotechnology/FDA, Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property, Tax and Real Estate sections to provide strategies that meet our clients' business objectives as they continue to change with the regulatory and governmental landscape.
Buchanan's solid understanding of the business and legal environment for highly regulated industries is unparalleled among our peers. We focus on helping our clients from a broad range of industries maintain regulatory compliance and resolve differences through negotiation and advocacy in administrative tribunals and in the courts.
In the health care industry, our clients include national and regional for-profit and nonprofit managed care organizations; county mental health and mental retardation programs and human services agencies; acute care and psychiatric hospitals and health systems; home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health providers; pharmacists and pharmacy chains; community health centers; and children's service providers and their statewide service providers associations.
Our insurance industry depth was brought to bear when we represented the largest Blue health insurer in Pennsylvania with regard to regulatory review of a proposed consolidation with another health insurer. We also represented a major insurer in a proposed class action involving the insurer's reserves and surplus, as well as its in an investigation and proceeding relating to challenges to the maintenance of the insurer's statutory surplus.
Buchanan's representation of financial services entities includes most of the largest financial institutions in the country. We also represent federal- and state-chartered bank and thrift institutions, municipal authorities, equipment lessors and lessees and borrowers in bilateral transactions. With our understanding of the regulations that impact financial markets, our lawyers provide the experience and know-how to structure, document and close innovative financing transactions, such as major international loan syndications, including cash flow and asset based lending, leveraged acquisitions, equipment leasing, cross-border financing, debtor-in-possession financings and restructurings.
Our energy and utility clients are leaders in the industry. From natural gas, water, oil and coal to renewable energy such as wind and solar power, our clients rely on our comprehensive counsel regarding the unique legal, regulatory and operational issues facing the players in today's industries.
In addition to our industry strength, our government relations practice is nationally recognized and locally revered. Our government relations professionals serve on committees formed by government officials, and many have previously served in key public service roles. They have been senior staff from both sides of the aisle, in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and various federal executive and regulatory agencies. Members of our team have served in leadership positions within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). We have deep knowledge within almost every federal agency and the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Insurance, Public Welfare, Public Utility Commission and Environmental Protection, just to name a few.