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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0029
United States
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Partner Sandra (Sandy) M. DiVarco focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals and health systems. She has counseled health care facility and system clients regarding all aspects of health law transactions and health system restructurings.

In addition to maintaining an active transactional practice, Sandy has a deep knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accreditation issues of particular concern to health care providers in today’s heightened enforcement climate. Sandy regularly advises clients on the legal aspects of clinical regulatory issues and policy/procedure and operational matters. A significant component of her practice involves assisting health care provider clients across the United States with regulatory, licensure and accreditation issues, including state-level and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey responses, formulation of successful plans of correction, Joint Commission complaint responses and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)/regulatory investigations. Drawing on her experience as a registered nurse, and holding a current license in the state of Illinois, Sandy brings a pragmatic perspective and first-hand knowledge of health care operations to these complex and mission-critical matters.

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Prior to practicing law, Sandy worked in an intensive care unit as a registered nurse and as a risk manager at a large academic medical center in Chicago. While in law school, she was a member of the Loyola Law Journal and served as a student articles editor.

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United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: advice to service providers

(Next Generation Partners)

Sandra DiVarcoMcDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP provides a full spectrum of services in the healthcare space, including business transactions, digital health and privacy advice, regulatory compliance, litigation, and enforcement. On the transactional side, Bernadette Broccolo and Lisa Mazur in Chicago acted as counsel to Walmart on its development of multi-specialty healthcare clinics. Miami-based Gary Scott Davis focuses on managed care transactions, Kerrin Slattery in Chicago has experience in advising investors and advising on joint ventures, Christopher Jedrey in Boston concentrates on healthcare M&A, and Chicago-based Sandra DiVarco has a deep knowledge of health system restructurings. In regulatory work, the practice handles government investigations and reimbursement litigation. Monica Wallace in Chicago focuses on regulatory counselling. Eric Zimmerman heads the team from Washington DC. Boston-based associate Amy Pimentel is also noted.