February 10, 2020 / Press Release

Carney named chair of Health Care Practice Group

Porter Wright is proud to announce partner John Carney has been appointed chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Carney practices out of Porter Wright’s Columbus office.

Carney counsels clients on a range of corporate health care law issues including medical practice formation and practice acquisition, contract review and preparation for physicians and other health care professionals. He also has experience in employment grievances, medical practice compliance, fraud and abuse and Stark law compliance, internal investigations, Medicare, Medicaid and third party reimbursement issues, and dispute resolution. 

In addition to being a health care attorney at Porter Wright for almost twenty years, Carney also spent six years in the Ohio General Assembly. During his time in the legislature, John served as the ranking member of the Insurance Committee, Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Health and Aging Committee and served as an appointee to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). John was particularly focused on health care law issues in the legislature which benefits his clients as it informs his advice in advancing the business interests of his clients.

“John’s almost twenty years of health care law experience combined with his time in the legislature give him unique insight concerning his client’s needs and avenues for success when it comes to growing their businesses,” said Rick McQuown, chair of Porter Wright’s Corporate Department. “John is a natural leader and we are thrilled to have him lead the health care practice at Porter Wright.”

Carney also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Equality Alliance, an employee resource group that focuses on outreach to the LGBTQ+ community, internal practices, policies and procedures, professional development, business development and recruiting and retention.

Carney earned his J.D. and B.A. from The Ohio State University.