Bloomberg Law
Jan. 11, 2019, 9:55 AM

Behavioral Health Practices ‘Poised to Explode’ at Law Firms

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Law firms are adding resources and even entire practice groups to handle behavioral health, an area of the law that has grown due to increasing urgency around drug addiction and mental health in the U.S. and legislation that has followed those developments.

Behavioral health law is a very specialized area that’s in its “relative infancy,” but is “poised to explode,” one practitioner told Bloomberg Law.

Behavioral health practices cover issues like substance use disorders and mental health. Their clients are typically insurers and healthcare service providers, as well as investors in businesses that assist those who suffer from mental illness ...

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