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    Gordon Copland concentrates his practice in complex litigation and health care matters. He routinely represents clients before the Health Care Authority (HCA) and other state regulatory boards on certificate of need, licensure, and related health care matters. He has extensive  experience in antitrust litigation and in intellectual property litigation, including patents and trademarks.

    Memberships & Awards

    Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Best Lawyers® 2019 Morgantown, WV, Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers® 2016 Morgantown, WV, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Lawyer of the Year
    Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
    Health Care Committee, American Bar Association
    National Health Lawyers Association
    Graduated cum laude, Washington & Lee University

    Key Experience

    Represented and defended hospitals in antitrust claims brought by physicians under state and federal law
    Successful representation in certificate of need matters in Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia including acquisitions and sales, construction of new facilities, addition of services, and opposition to duplicative services
    Regular advice on medical staff issues, including scope of physician rights and the public, quasi-public and private hospital distinctions and HCQIA immunity requirements

    Work Experience

    1983 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    "Government and Antitrust Enforcement in the Health Care Market: The Regulators Need an Update," West Virginia Law Review

    "Advance Medical Directives in West Virginia, Part Two," West Virginia Law Review