Jon R. Harris, Jr.


King & Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tel: +1 404 572 3324


Jay Harris focuses on healthcare industry transactions as well as general corporate matters. As a partner in King & Spalding’s Healthcare practice, Jay represents healthcare providers, investors and other organizations in a variety of transactions.

Jay represents clients in the transactions surrounding the formation of new entities and structures for delivery of healthcare services. He is experienced in acquisition and divesture transactions for many types of healthcare providers, including hospitals and health systems; home health and hospice agencies; long-term care facilities; ambulatory surgical centers; physician practices; dialysis and diagnostic imaging providers; dental services companies; and pharmacies.

Jay also represents private equity funds and other healthcare industry investors in numerous healthcare-related transactions, including for-profit and nonprofit entities, with a focus on joint ventures, joint operating companies and other forms of affiliations.

In addition, Jay counsels clients in general corporate matters, including public and private equity and debt offerings, venture capital financings and leveraged buyout transactions. His experience also includes mergers and acquisitions of industrial service, manufacturing and distribution companies.

Jay was selected as a 2017 Lawyer of the Year — Healthcare by The Best Lawyers in America, and listed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500, 2016. He has also been recognized by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as one of its Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers.

  • Advised a nonprofit healthcare system on its affiliation agreement with another non-profit healthcare system.
  • Represented a single specialty physician practice on its sale to a publicly held physician services company.
  • Advised a major academic medical center in its master affiliation agreement and academic affiliation agreement with a non-profit healthcare system.
  • Represented a nonprofit healthcare system in its acquisition of a non-profit community hospital.
  • Advised a private equity investor in its acquisition of a national home health and hospice company.
  • Represented a for-profit healthcare company in the sale of three hospitals to another for-profit healthcare company.
  • Advised a private equity investor in the acquisition of a dental practice management company.
  • Represented a private equity investor in the acquisition of a healthcare services staffing company.
  • Advised a healthcare information technology company in the sale to private equity investors.

King & Spalding’s healthcare industry practice has grown to encompass more than 400 professionals who serve the entire spectrum of healthcare providers, practitioners, investors, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, educators, researchers, and inventors.

Our growth as a professional firm to the healthcare industry is attributable to our track record in achieving outcomes our clients value. We become partners with our clients in developing and executing complex transactions, litigation strategies, government reimbursement solutions, regulatory compliance initiatives, managed care contracting strategies, and efficiency/cost reduction measures. We understand our clients’ business operations and shape our advice and counsel to the achievement of our clients’ strategic objectives. Our clients tell us that we excel not only in efficiently delivering uncompromising quality, but also in making our clients’ problems our own.

We participate directly in the industry ourselves, serving as trusted advisors, commentators on business trends, and advocates for the advancement of healthcare policy. Over the years we have been fortunate to have some of the best and brightest talents in our field join us in this work.

King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,300 lawyers in 24 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and consistently earns recognition for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.

King & Spalding LLP continues to advise a diverse clientele on a full range of issues, including white-bagging, alleged overpayments, and M&A. The practice is known for its distinct expertise in bringing Medicare reimbursement litigation against the HHS, and acting for providers in payment disputes with commercial insurance companies.
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