Robin Locke Nagele


Post & Schell, P.C.
Four Penn Center
1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2808

Tel: 215-587-1114


Robin Locke Nagele is a Principal in the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group. She has a national health care litigation and consulting practice, in which she represents, in complex commercial, regulatory and antitrust matters, proprietary and not-for-profit health care providers, multi-hospital systems, integrated delivery systems, academic/teaching medical centers, and ancillary service providers, along with their medical, executive and corporate leadership.

Ms. Nagele’s commercial health care litigation practice involves complex business and regulatory disputes such as reimbursement litigation, hospital pricing litigation, single-plaintiff, multiple-plaintiff, and class-action provider and enrollment disputes and litigation, actions for equitable relief and damages arising out of hospital-physician joint ventures and other business arrangements, health care information technology litigation, and civil qui tam litigation.

Ms. Nagele’s health care consulting and compliance practice covers a wide range of federal and state regulatory issues, including anti-kickback, Stark and other fraud and abuse issues, not-for-profit governance, licensing requirements, federal and state payor regulations, EMTALA, HIPAA, HCQIA, and Patient Safety and Quality mandates.

Ms. Nagele speaks nationally on health care issues for American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Governance Institute, and other health care provider organizations and entities, and has written extensively for national publications.

In 2016, Ms. Nagele was honored by The Legal Intelligencer as one of the “Top Women in the Law.” She was one of 25 women selected from law firms, corporations, and government entities throughout Pennsylvania for “making strides to push the legal profession forward for women.” She was also named as one of Philly Biz magazine’s “Best Attorneys in Business 2016.”

Ms. Nagele is AV Preeminent peer review rated with Martindale-Hubbell, and she was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© in its 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions in the category of Health Care Law. Ms. Nagele is ranked in Band 2 of the Healthcare, Pennsylvania category by Chambers and Partners in its annual survey, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021.

When our clients need guidance on regulatory compliance and government inquiries, business matters, or representation in litigation, hearings, and appeals, we work closely with them to anticipate issues and find solutions. We assist with matters related to governmental oversight, reimbursement, licensure, labor and employment, antitrust, governance, fraud and abuse, medical staff, privilege, physician-hospital disputes, and business transactions. We also provide counsel and representation in audits and investigations as well as confidentiality, privacy, security, and technology matters.

Serving many different types of individual and institutional health care providers nationwide, our clients include:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Adult and child daycare centers
  • Ambulatory surgery facilities
  • Assisted living residences
  • Behavioral health and developmental disability providers
  • Children, youth and family agencies
  • Community homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)
  • Dialysis providers
  • Drug/alcohol substance abuse treatment programs and facilities
  • Governing bodies
  • Home care and home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Health care systems
  • Individual health care professionals
  • Long term care nursing facilities
  • Management companies
  • Medical device and durable medical equipment manufacturers
  • National and state trade associations
  • Mental health facilities and agencies
  • PACE/LIFE agencies
  • Patient Safety Organizations
  • Pediatric Extended Care Centers
  • Personal care homes
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Physician practice groups
  • Practice management groups and billing companies
  • Private equity/ health care management companies
  • Psychiatric hospitals and residential programs
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Retail and clinical pharmacies and pharmacy networks
  • Telehealth/telemedicine providers

Health care legal issues can have many facets, and we apply a multidisciplinary approach to assist clients as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our attorneys know the industry, bringing health care-specific perspectives from multiple practice areas.

Our attorneys are thought leaders in their respective disciplines, both individually, and in collaboration with clients. They engage in public policy analysis to help clients understand new initiatives and to affect change, including in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

For over 50 years, Post & Schell’s attorneys have combined the operational knowledge and insight into the industries they represent with creative legal solutions – and helped clients overcome their legal and business challenges.

Founded in 1968, we have grown from a Philadelphia insurance defense focused firm, to a firm with diverse, collaborative, and complementary practices and attorneys. With over 50 practice groups and eight offices, we provide litigation, regulatory compliance, business and transactional, and dispute resolution services to clients regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Clients require their legal counsel to not just know and anticipate their legal needs but understand how they relate to their overall business and operating environment. Our attorneys possess deep experience in their clients’ industries and provide them with creative and efficient solutions that factor in the parallel financial, reputational, and operational considerations that are involved.

We operate much as our clients do – fiercely managing our cost-structure, leveraging technology, securing sensitive data and information, and investing in diverse talent. The result is the sophisticated legal representation associated with larger law firms, at a cost structure that is responsive to our clients’ overall business needs.

With offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Allentown, PA, Washington, DC, Mt. Laurel, NJ, and Wilmington, DE, our attorneys represent industry regardless of venue or geographic market.