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Robert McCann

Principal  |  Washington, DC

Phone: (202) 686-4848
Fax: (202) 686-2877


Robert McCann is a nationally recognized leader in antitrust and health care law.  Throughout his 40-year career, he has represented nearly every sector of the health care industry: hospitals and health systems, physician groups, health plans and managed care companies, health technology companies, and pharmacy interests.  He has extensive experience in a broad range of health industry matters, including many cutting-edge developments in health care law and policy.  For the past three decades, his work has focused on providing advice and counsel to health care providers in the areas of strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and capital financing.  In particular, Rob is known as one of the premier health care antitrust lawyers in the country, and he has advised and defended some of the country’s largest health care systems in antitrust matters.

Rob opened McCann Law PLLC to continue counseling and representing clients on strategic health care projects in a more thoughtful environment, without the billable hour imperatives of a traditional law firm.

Practice History

Principal, McCann Law PLLC, Washington, DC (established 2018)


Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, DC (2007-2017)


Partner, Gardner Carton & Douglas, PC, Washington, DC (2004-2007)

(Merged with Drinker Biddle in 2007)


Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LP, Washington DC (2000-2004)


Shareholder, Green Stewart Farber & Anderson, PC, Washington, DC (1996-2000)

(Merged with Akin Gump in 2000).


Partner, Coffield Ungaretti & Harris, Washington, DC (1994-1996)


Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, PC, Washington, DC (1987-1994)


Vice President & Associate General Counsel; Director of Legislation & Regulation, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL (1978-1987)


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1978


University of Michigan School of Public Health, Program in Hospital Administration, M.H.A., 1975


Miami University, A.B. in Public Administration, cum laude, 1973

Law Books


District of Columbia




United States Supreme Court


United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits

Justice Scale


Robert McCann comes recommended for his expertise at the intersection of healthcare regulations and antitrust law, providing experienced counsel as well as representation in disputes. Clients commend his "real world" approach, stating: "He has such a clear mind that is able to cut through all the hubbub to get straight to the case."  - Chambers USA

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