Sandra M. DiVarco - McDermott Will & Emery


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.

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  • Served as lead outside counsel for multiple internationally renowned health care system on complex survey matters encompassing clinical care, laboratory, governance, life safety and medical staff
  • Brought to closing a heavily negotiated, twelve-hospital system member substitution transaction
  • Structured a related-party hospital acquisition involving unique state regulatory issues and negotiating post-closing covenants to comply with Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care

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  • Chambers USA, 2013 to 2023
  • The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partner, 2019 to 2020 and 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Chicago, 2013 to 2024

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  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Health Law Attorneys


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2002
University of Illinois at Chicago, BSN, with honors, 1994