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Nashville, Tenn. – Waller, Nashville’s oldest and largest law firm, announced that partner W. Kenneth “Ken” Marlow has been appointed chair of the firm’s healthcare department, a multi-disciplinary team of more than 100 attorneys. In his new role, Marlow will lead initiatives to further strengthen Waller’s position as one of the nation's preeminent healthcare law firms.
“Ken is respected by clients and colleagues alike for his insight and experience, and he has been a vital part of our healthcare practice for 16 years,” said John Tishler, chairman of Waller. “His understanding of the industry and the challenges it faces will be invaluable as he leads our growing healthcare department.”
“I’m honored by the trust and confidence shown by my partners,” Marlow said. “I am proud of Waller’s long-standing history as one of the first law firms focused on healthcare law. We have built an exceptional team of healthcare lawyers at Waller, and this is an exciting time for our healthcare department as we expand into new markets and regions. In particular, we are excited to see the further development of our practice in the Texas market as a result of the opening of our Austin office. Already, it is exceeding our expectations.”
Opened in July 2012, Waller’s Austin, Texas office now includes six experienced healthcare attorneys, including three – Fletcher Brown, Amanda Jester and Elizabeth Rogers – who are acknowledged for their healthcare experience in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
About Ken Marlow
Marlow has spent his entire legal career with Waller where his practice centers on healthcare mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and the development of innovative business models. As part of his transactional practice, Marlow advises clients on various aspects of federal and state healthcare regulatory issues. He has earned a reputation for his ability to overcome complex transactional hurdles with a cooperative and collaborative approach. Marlow has guided the acquisition of more than 25 acute care hospitals in deals with an aggregate value of more than $2.5 billion. He also has served as counsel in more than 100 syndications of ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, and other outpatient facilities. Marlow also has served as head of Waller’s Home Health and Hospice initiative, expanding the firm’s focus, depth, and knowledge in aspects of the long-term care industry.
Marlow earned his J.D. from University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Waller, he served as the Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Bailey Brown, Senior Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations, Business Law and Health Law Sections of the American Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Marlow is a former member of the board of directors of Leadership Health Care.