Emily focuses her practice on matters primarily for clients in the healthcare industry. She provides regulatory and compliance assistance on both a federal and state level. She has assisted clinical laboratories, hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, community hospitals, physician specialty groups, telehealth providers, surgery centers, healthcare associations, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers on regulatory, licensing, compliance, reimbursement, contractual, and corporate matters. She has provided support to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys and assisted in navigating state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards and state and federal laboratory laws and regulations, government and private payor reimbursement, state and federal fraud and abuse rules, state telehealth laws, and state and federal pharmacy regulation. She also has advised clients on direct to consumer testing issues and applicable state requirements.

She also has experience with provider-based compliance issues and the 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program, including implementation, program compliance, audit preparation, and preparing for audits conducted by the Office of Pharmacy Affairs.

In addition, she has significant experience with HIPAA compliance, including drafting HIPAA policies and procedures, breach response and notification, drafting responses to investigations conducted by the Office for Civil Rights, and advising clients on proactive HIPAA compliance and breach prevention.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Emily served as healthcare attorney/senior consultant at a national legal-based healthcare management consulting firm and outside counsel to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Emily earned a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2010. She received a B.A., Dean's List, from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005.

Honors & Recognition

Selected for Inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars (2020-2022)



University of Illinois – Chicago School of Law

Illinois Wesleyan University

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

News & Insights

External News & Publications

"HIPAA: The Time for Compliance is Now," Northern Ohio Physician, Volume 101, No. 4, July/August 2016 


Speaking Engagements

"Prognosis for Distressed Health Care Companies," The M&A Advisor's Industry Spotlight Virtual Sessions, October 29, 2020 

“Legal Landmines in Professional and Executive Employment: A Practical Discussion of Essential Contract Terms,” ASCP annual meeting, September 12, 2019

“HIPAA Update for the Pathology Practice,” APF Annual Meeting, April 15, 2019

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