Healthcare Attorney Emily A. Johnson Joins McDonald Hopkins


Healthcare Attorney Emily A. Johnson Joins McDonald Hopkins


(May 11, 2015) – Emily A. Johnson has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Business Department.

Johnson comes to McDonald Hopkins after spending several years as a healthcare attorney and senior consultant at Murer Consultants, Inc., a national legal-based healthcare management consulting firm. While at Murer, Johnson gained valuable transactional health law experience, assisting health systems and physician groups with strategic, revenue generating initiatives and providing regulatory consultation to hospitals, physician groups and pharmacists. Her regulatory experience also includes change of ownership filings for CLIA and state and federal licensure filings, working within HIPAA and the 340B program, and she has additional experience working with Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and filings. Prior to Murer, Johnson worked with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. 

“We are thrilled that Emily has joined the firm,” said Richard N. Kessler, Managing Member of McDonald Hopkins’ Chicago office.  “She is an outstanding addition to both our national healthcare team and our Chicago office, which has added six attorneys this year.”

Johnson earned her J.D. from John Marshall Law School and has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Emily Johnson can be reached at 312.642.1798 or

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with a more than 80-year history. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach, as well as a subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins’ Chicago office opened in 2007 and is located in the 300 North LaSalle building on the Chicago River. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit


Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC

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