The Federal Trade Commission hasn’t been shy about it: The agency has its eyes on potentially anticompetitive hospital mergers.

This week Hogan Lovells partners Virginia “Ginny” Gibson and Justin Bernick made a strong case that in at least one instance, the FTC picked the wrong target. In a major win for firm client Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, the pair beat back the FTC’s bid to block the hospital system’s merger with Thomas Jefferson University in the as yet not-so-consolidated Philly market. The deal is a potential lifeline for Einstein’s Medical Center Philadelphia, a “safety net hospital” with one of the highest percentages of government-insured inpatients—87% or more—among large hospitals in the U.S.

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