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Carolyn V. Metnick

Partner 
71 South Wacker Drive
46th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
 
Tel:
312.634.5719
Fax:
312.424.1900
 
 

Carolyn Metnick concentrates her practice on transactional and business issues affecting healthcare providers. Carolyn routinely guides her healthcare clients through various transactions including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. She counsels her clients on governance matters, regulatory issues and federal fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Stark Law. In addition, she counsels her clients on HIPAA compliance, healthcare technology (mData), clinical trial research issues, disputes and litigation with an emphasis in contract law, covenants not to compete, and business torts.

Carolyn has significant experience with HIPAA and the HITECH Act and assists covered entities and business associates in complying with these requirements through the development of policies and workforce training to analyses and notification of breaches.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2016-2018, Listed in Illinois for Health Care Law
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2008-2010, 2013-2017, Listed in Illinois as a "Rising Star" for Healthcare
 
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National Law Journal, Ranked as one of Chicago's 40 Under 40, 2013
 
Published Works & Lectures
 
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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Transactions Conference, Speaker, "Provider/Payer Collaboration: More Than Just Small Talk," May 2016
 
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Lake Forest Hospital Practice Managers, Presenter, "HIPAA Compliance Update," March 1, 2017
 
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Mayo Fellows Association, Presenter, "What You Need to Know About Physician Employment Agreements," August 18, 2016
 
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BoardRoom Press, Author, "Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability" What Directors and Officers Must Understand About Managing Data," August 2016
 
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Health Information Compliance Alert, Quoted, "Follow 5 Crucial Steps to Prevent BA Agreement Hazards," May 2016, Vol. 16, No. 5 (Pages 33-40)
 
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Law360, Co-Author, "Illinois Health Care Providers Face Scrutiny Amid State Focus on Data Breaches," April 2016
 
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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Speaker, "The Health Lawyer's Ritual: Striving for Good Governance with Wise, Wicked, Simple and Unable to Ask Board Members," February 2016
 
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American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Transactions Conference, Speaker, "HIPAA Considerations for the Transactional Lawyer," April 2015
 
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ABA Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, Speaker, "Alignment and Accountability: Trends and Innovation in Post-Reform Healthcare Delivery," March 2015
 
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Akerman Update for Mayo Fellows Association, Presenter, "What You Need to Know About Physician Agreements," November 2014
 
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American Bar Association (ABA), Health Law Section, eHealth Alert, Author, "Re: Illinois Court Dismisses Plaintiffs' Privacy Claims Arising Out of HIPAA Breach," September 2014
 
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Lorman Education Services, Presenter, "Medical Records and Discovery," February 2014
 
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Sterling Education Services, Presenter, "What Employers Need to Know - Employment Law: Beyond the Basics," February 2014
 
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University of St. Francis, College of Business & Health Administration, Panelist, "U.S. Healthcare Reform and Merger Activity," April 2013
 
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Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Health & Hospital Law Committee, Presenter, "Medical Records and Litigation," March 2013
 
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Chicago Medicine Magazine, Chicago Medical Society, Co-Author, "Fundamentals of the Physician-Medical Spa Relationship," January 2013
 
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American Dietetic Association, Business & Communications Newsletter, Author, "Negotiation Basics," Fall 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Health Lawyers Association, Vice-Chair, Business Law & Governance Practice Group, 2012-Present; Co-Chair Governance Affinity Group, Business Law & Governance Practice Group, July 2009-May 2012
 
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Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Board Member, January 2014-Present; Secretary, 2017
 
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Illinois State Bar Association, Health Law Section Council, Member, June 2006-Present; Chair, 2013-2014; Vice Chair, 2012-2013; Associate Editor of Health Care Lawyer, 2007-2008; Member of Standing Committee on Mental Health Law, June 2006-June 2009; Member of Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, June 2006-June 2008
 
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International Association of Privacy Professionals, 2017
 
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Ballet Chicago, Board Member, January 2012 - June 2015; Secretary, November 2012 - June 2015
 
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The Junior League of Chicago, Member, July 2004-Present; New Member Chair-Elect, 2009-2010; Corporate Relations Chair, 2007-2009
 
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ILHIE Legal Task Force Patient Consent Subcommittee, 2011-2012
 
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University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago, Board Member, June 2008-2011
 
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Chicago Bar Association, YLS Health & Hospital Law Committee Co-Chair, August 2006-2009
 
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Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Child Representative/Guardian Ad Litem, Distinguished Service Award, 2007
 
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St. Vincent de Paul Center, Associate Board President, May 2005-June 2007; Associate Board Member, 2004-2007
 
Related Professional Experience
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University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Public Health Division of Health Policy & Administration, Adjunct Instructor, February 2013-Present
 
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American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel of Arbitrators
 
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Certified Law Clerk, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, San Jose, California, 2003
 
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Certified Law Clerk, San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, Redwood City, California, 2002
 

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Carolyn V. Metnick

Practice
Healthcare
Education
LL.M., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2003; The Advocate, Associate Editor & Staff Writer
B.A., University of Chicago, 2000
Bar Admissions
California
Illinois
Minnesota
 
 
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