Christopher M. Jedrey - McDermott Will & Emery


Chris Jedrey represents nonprofit and for-profit provider and health plan clients in merger, acquisition, affiliation, and joint venture transactions; sales of nonprofit assets and operations to for-profit companies; and conversions from taxable to tax-exempt status. He represents academic medical centers for a variety of matters, including clinical network development, clinical research issues and faculty practice plan structures.

Chris is a national co-chairman of the Firm’s academic medical centers practice.


  • Advised Steward Health Care System (Steward), a private-equity backed health care system operator, in a series of transactions done in partnership with Medical Properties Trust, totaling more than $3.5 billion, resulting in Steward becoming the largest privately owned health system in the United States with a total of 36 hospitals and more than 500 ancillary facilities in 10 states, as well as the largest care management/ACO in New England with more than 4,700 contracted physicians (and now in the process of being extended to the new service areas)

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  • Legal 500 USA, Hall of Fame, 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, National Non-Profit/Charities Law, Boston, 2007 to 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2005 to 2024
  • Expert Guides, Best of the Best USA-Healthcare
  • Chambers USA, Band 1 in Healthcare, 2022 and 2023

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  • Hult International Business School, board member
  • Winthrop Park School, board member and secretary
  • New England Quarterly, president

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Boston College Law School, JD, 1984
Harvard Law School, Liberal Arts Fellow, 1980 to 1981
Harvard University, PhD, History, 1977
Harvard University, MA, History, 1972
University of Massachusetts Amherst, BA, 1971