Rachel H. Yaffe

Of Counsel

Practice Focus

Professional Experience

Rachel regularly advises clients on healthcare transactional, corporate, regulatory, data privacy and cybersecurity matters. She represents physicians, medical practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and other healthcare clients in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters.

Rachel counsels clients on professional practice issues such as employment/independent contractor matters, practice acquisitions and healthcare regulatory compliance. She frequently works with HIPAA covered entities and business associates to implement and update policies, procedures and related safeguards for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). Rachel also assists covered entities and business associates in assessing whether a data breach occurred and in reporting and responding to breaches of PHI and in responding to HIPAA investigations and enforcement activities.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2008)
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with High Honors (2005)

State Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Health Attorneys



  • "Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements," Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, May 12, 2015
  • "The new HIPAA standards: Are you ready?" McDonald Hopkins webinar, August 22, 2013
  • "Negotiating Your Employment Agreement," The University of Chicago, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, April 2012
  • "Compliance – Red Flags," AAOS EMR and Other Technologies: Revolutionary Change in Orthopaedic Practice, June 2010
  • "Navigating HITECH Real World Issues for your Practice," RBMA Northeast Chapter Spring Educational Meeting, April 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars (2014 and 2015)
  • Cali Award, Personal Income Tax (Fall 2007)
  • 300 N. LaSalle Street
    Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60654