National healthcare publication Modern Healthcare yesterday announced Husch Blackwell LLP is the seventh-largest healthcare law firm in the U.S. according to its 2015 rankings, up from No. 12 last year. Utilizing differing measurement techniques, American Health Lawyers Association also ranked healthcare practices, placing Husch Blackwell as fifth-largest in the country in its 2015 list, released earlier in June.

AHLA is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. Currently 152 Husch Blackwell professionals are AHLA members, and the firm ranks first in membership in Texas and second in both Missouri and Colorado.

The recognition from Modern Healthcare and AHLA validates Husch Blackwell’s focus and investment in the healthcare industry. “We are committed to continuing to add additional depth and expertise to our national platform in an effort to better serve our clients and fulfill our industry first brand promise,” said Curt Chase, partner and leader of the firm’s healthcare, life sciences and education practice.

Husch Blackwell’s healthcare attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all types of transactional litigation, regulatory enforcement actions and investigations covering all facets of the industry. The firm represents leading hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute centers, physicians and other healthcare providers; life sciences investors and research facilities; and pharmacies, prescription drug benefit managers, drug manufacturers and other stakeholders in the supply chain.