McDermott Adds Prominent Lawyer to Advise Dealmakers Transforming and Investing in Dynamic Health and Life Sciences Markets


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery (McDermott) is pleased to announce that partner Amanda K. Jester has joined the Firm’s Health Industry Advisory practice in Texas. Amanda’s experience designing and executing complex healthcare transactions will be a strategic asset to health and life sciences clients looking to navigate today’s deal-making landscape.

Amanda has in-depth experience providing strategic counsel on complex healthcare transactions – representing private equity funds, physician practices, hospitals, surgery centers and specialized service providers. She will work closely with McDermott’s renowned Health Practice Group to collaborate with private equity investors, strategic partners and healthcare innovators to foster the unique partnerships and business ventures that are transforming the space. Amanda also strengthens McDermott’s capabilities in Texas, a leading market for healthcare innovation and investment.

“Closing deals in a compliant and timely manner is critical when moving a transaction from negotiation to implementation, and Amanda brings a lot to the table with in-depth experience advising clients through every phase of the deal making process,” said Eric Zimmerman, International Head of McDermott’s Health Industry Advisory Group. “We’re thrilled to have her join our team – her reputation among investors as an effective regulatory navigator only strengthens McDermott’s top-notch healthcare experience and our ability to provide the strategic counsel that private equity funds rely on for success.”

“Companies are looking for lawyers to help them tackle today’s market-shaping transactions and McDermott is truly leading the way,” Amanda said. “The Firm has already navigated some of the most innovative and impactful health industry transactions, and I look forward to supporting those efforts. I’m excited to join a team that is both passionate and dedicated to challenging the status quo for clients in the name of healthcare progress.”

Amanda’s skillset is valued by investors, owners, and operators in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture, contracting and compliance issues. She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and was recognized by Chambers USA as a recognized practitioner in Texas. She is licensed in both Texas and Florida.

McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading healthcare law firm. The Health Industry Advisory group is the only health practice to receive top national rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and Law360. The practice was also recognized by Chambers as “Health Team of the Year” in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019. McDermott has held the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for healthcare private equity since 2017.

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