Denise Burke - McDermott Will & Emery


Denise Burke is a trusted and enthusiastic advisor to healthcare clients and investors. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, she serves as a seasoned and creative problem solver to a wide range of providers in the academic, governmental, non-profit and for-profit sectors on complex regulatory, operational, compliance and transactional diligence matters.

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  • Memphis Medical News, Recognized in InCharge Healthcare, 2015 to present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Memphis, 2010 to 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Healthcare Law, Memphis, 2022 and 2024

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  • Common Table Health Alliance, Former Board Member American Health Law Association, Member
  • American Heart Association Go Red for Women, Memphis Chapter, Former Executive Leadership Team
  • Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Health Service Executives. Advisory Board Member

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  • Harvard Business School Online, Healthcare Economics Certificate, 2021
  • Memphis State University, JD, 1993
  • University of Tennessee, BS, with honors, 1986


  • Tennessee