Joseph Maher, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Steward Health Care System LLC, is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group. He has decades of experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of the health care industry and government relations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has long been an active member of the Greater Boston community.
At Steward, where he worked for more than 10 years, Joe served as a key member of the executive team, the body that steered the multibillion-dollar health system during a time of immense growth.
His responsibilities included working with offshore captive insurance companies and interfacing with Steward’s outside counsel. He also played an active role overseeing Steward’s government affairs and participated in many of Boston’s and the nation’s largest hospital merger transactions and other hospital-physician ventures.
Joe is an alumnus of two Locke Lord predecessor firms, having started at Edwards & Angell in 1987. He served as Partner-in-Charge of the Boston office and also Chaired the Firm’s Health Care and Governmental Affairs Practices.
He later became a Partner at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge. At Locke Lord, he is actively involved in the national Health Care and Government Relations Practice Groups, developing new business and providing to Firm clients his deep industry knowledge and experience in sophisticated transactions and health care reform, as well as local, state and federal legislative experience.
Joe has served as Vice Chairman on the Board of University Hospital and was instrumental in transforming the Boston University-affiliated teaching hospital into Boston Medical Center, as it is known today. At the same time, he served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Faulkner Hospital, which is now known as Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Joe negotiated the merger between Faulkner and the Brigham and Women’s hospital system pro bono.
- J.D., Boston College Law School
- B.S., Boston College
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