Health Care “Super Lawyer” Kenneth D. McArthur, Jr. Joins GrayRobinson

Washington, DC – GrayRobinson, P.A. (GrayRobinson) today announced Kenneth D. McArthur, Jr., who has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Health Care by Law & Politics and repeatedly been selected by his peers as a top attorney in Health Law in Virginia Business “Legal Elite,” has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Washington, DC, office. McArthur can be reached at kenneth.mcarthur@gray-robinson.com.

“We’re thrilled to have Ken McArthur, a premier attorney in the U.S. health care sector, join our firm,” said GrayRobinson President and CEO Dean Cannon. “Ken has an incredible reputation inside the health care community, not only as an attorney, but as a graduate school professor, government relations professional, and as a consultant and advisor to numerous clients at the state and federal level. We’re excited for him to bring his tremendous expertise to work for our firm and our clients."

McArthur joins the firm’s health care team, where he will focus his practice on health care litigation. For nearly 30 years, McArthur has worked in the U.S. health care sector as an attorney, a consulting expert, a graduate school professor, and a lobbyist. McArthur has assisted thousands of health care sector participants throughout the U.S. – including health care professionals, businesses, associations, and government entities – in a broad spectrum of legal and government relations matters ranging from those involving strategic advice to those involving highly complex litigation.

“Recognized nationally as a top health care attorney, Ken brings to the firm nearly three decades of experience representing clients in various capacities in the legal and government affairs arenas,” said Doyle Bartlett, managing shareholder of the Washington, DC, office. “We welcome Ken to our team in DC and look forward to him being a part of our health care and litigation practice groups.”

Throughout his career, McArthur has worked on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters in state and federal courts around the country.  However, he is perhaps best known for having worked on multi-district litigation, federal class actions, and federal and state false claims actions involving allegations of anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the U.S. health care sector. He has advised various licensed health care professionals and businesses on compliance with state and federal health laws and other laws commonly impacting U.S. health sector participants. He has also assisted various kinds of health care participants with government and private-party audits, internal and external investigations, disciplinary and other regulatory enforcement matters, contractual negotiations, and payment disputes.

McArthur has been consulted as an expert by a myriad of public, private, and government entities relating to matters, such as pharmacy law, pharmaceutical care, pharmacy benefit management, prescription drug benefit plans, prescription drug pricing practices, and the roles of pharmacists and pharmacies in the U.S. health care system. He has served as a registered lobbyist, where he was involved in all aspects of the state legislative process in Virginia.

“I’ve been a friend of the firm for about five years now and have seen the great work they’ve done during that time—even while facing the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic,” said McArthur. “I knew wherever I went next had to be a place that embodied the same core values and vision that have driven my practice over the last 26+ years – and GrayRobinson is that place. The culture and forward-thinking ideals of this Am Law 200 firm really spoke to me. I am honored to join such a highly-regarded firm and look forward to being a part of the ‘GR family.’”

A career highlight for McArthur is when he served as one of the lead attorneys, and as a consulting expert on pharmacy law and the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, to a group of nearly 4,000 pharmacy businesses located throughout the U.S. in the Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, which economists described as “the largest antitrust case ever brought in the pharmaceutical industry” and “one of the largest antitrust cases in American history.”

While tending to his career, McArthur taught Pharmacy Law and co-taught Pharmacy in the U.S. Health Care System in the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia) School of Pharmacy for 12 years.

McArthur received his juris doctorate from Mercer University – Walter F. George School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. 


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