KNOXVILLE—Philip McSween has been named TeamHealth executive vice-president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective July 31. As executive vice-president and general counsel, McSween will provide leadership and strategy for the company’s legal affairs.
A native of Newport, McSween is the son of Attorney James C. and Geraldine McSween, Jr. and the late Jean Alexander McSween. He is a graduate of Cocke County High School, received his bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and his law degree from the University of Virginia.
“Phil is a thoughtful advisor who offers a deep understanding of healthcare law and decades of experience in physician-centric organizations,” said Leif Murphy, president and CEO of TeamHealth. “I look forward to his steadfast guidance as TeamHealth continues to grow and expand its capabilities to support clinicians and clients in an evolving healthcare environment.”
“TeamHealth has a long-standing commitment to clinical quality and patient safety, outstanding client service and operational excellence,” McSween said. “I am honored to join a top-notch executive leadership team and look forward to the opportunity to work alongside the best and brightest clinicians and healthcare professionals in the country.”
Prior to joining TeamHealth, McSween was a shareholder at Baker Donelson, where, since 2007, he served as chair of the Baker Ober Health Law Group, the third largest health law practice in the U.S. In practice, he counseled both non-profit and for-profit healthcare providers on a variety of regulatory and business issues, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in all 50 states. He also advised clients on the legal issues related to healthcare services, physician transactions, outpatient services transactions, management and analysis of compliance issues and outsourcing service lines. His national client base included academic medical centers and health systems, specialty providers and physician groups.
McSween has been named among The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 in the areas of healthcare laws, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. Additionally he has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2012 as a leading healthcare lawyer in Tennessee.
McSween served as a member of the board of directors of the National Health Care Council from 2014-2015.