Gregory J. Nowak is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and a practice leader for hedge funds in the firm’s Funds Services Practice Group. Mr. Nowak has represented hospitals, health care systems and health care providers and other health care entities as outside general counsel and as special counsel in regulatory, corporate and transactional matters; business operations and many other issues.
Mr. Nowak is familiar with the wide range of issues confronting health systems and other health care entities, including facility formation, governance and operations; mergers and acquisitions and other transactions; the licensing of nursing homes, cancer centers, ambulatory care centers, hospitals and other facilities; physician practice group formation, governance and operations; managed care contracting and operations; Medicare payment issues; other reimbursement issues; physician credentialing, staff privileges, terminations and other employment issues; tax exemption issues and issues involving teaching hospitals and other educational institutions.
Mr. Nowak also represents investment management companies and other clients on matters arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the related Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He also handles mergers and acquisitions, corporate and regulated investment company tax work and other corporate matters. He also represents broker-dealers and CTAs and CPOs with respect to matters under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act.
Mr. Nowak joined Pepper from Gartmore Global Investments, Inc., an asset management subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Nowak was Gartmore’s executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions and was responsible for all aspects of acquisitions of investment advisory firms. He also was instrumental in developing and managing Gartmore’s hedge fund business and in developing a compliance module that allows Gartmore to manage alternative assets, such as hedge funds, along with traditional investment products.
Before joining Gartmore, Mr. Nowak was in private practice as a partner in another large, Center City Philadelphia law firm and was chair of the Health Care Practice Group at that firm.