Sarah Kitchell - McDermott Will & Emery


Sarah Kitchell focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters affecting a wide range of clients in the health care industry, including nonprofit and for-profit health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, drug and device manufacturers, contract research organizations, and post-acute and sub-acute providers such as home health and hospice providers, therapy providers, behavioral health providers and senior living facilities.

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  • Served as co-counsel on multiple physician-alignment transactions involving large physician groups and health systems, as well as joint ventures for the development and implementation of urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers
  • Served as legal counsel in the creation of a contract research organization from the ground up, including legal formation, assessment of conflict of interest issues, and drafting and negotiation of agreements with research sponsors, research sites and service providers
  • Served on the transaction team for multiple community-hospital deals in the for-profit and nonprofit space

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Boston, 2021-2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2024
  • Boston University School of Law, Dr. John Ordronaux Prize for greatest overall professional ability


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Boston Bar Association, Health Law and Tax Exempt Organization sections


Boston University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2010
Stanford University, BA, with honors and distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003