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John J. McGrath III

John J. McGrath III


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4816    Fax: 215.981.4750

John J. McGrath, III is a partner in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. McGrath represents health care clients in connection with a variety of business transactions, including without limitation, entity formation, capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, reorganizations and dissolution. Mr. McGrath is an experienced corporate attorney and counsels clients on corporate governance issues, securities matters, financings, commercial contracts and other legal and transactional matters.

Mr. McGrath represents private equity portfolio companies, retail, specialty and long-term care pharmacies, long-term care organizations (including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities), group purchasing organizations, health systems, physician practices and other health care clients on a variety of matters.

Mr. McGrath’s practice includes working closely with Pepper’s health care regulatory experts to counsel clients on regulatory issues under fraud and abuse laws (including the federal Anti-Kickback statute and related safe harbors), Stark, the federal False Claims Act, HIPAA and other applicable laws and regulations.

Before joining Pepper, Mr. McGrath was a transactional attorney in the business department at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. While there, he represented  public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, health care and non-health care clients in a broad corporate and transactional practice, including transactions and other business and legal matters from entity formation through dissolution, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance issues and the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements. 

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. McGrath was an institutional participant services associate with The Vanguard Group, where he assisted defined contribution and defined benefit plan participants with investment and plan education, tax issues and account problem resolution. During law school, Mr. McGrath served as an intern with then Delaware Supreme Court Justice Myron T. Steele.


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

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