Kate McDonald - McDermott Will & Emery


Kate McDonald represents clients across the healthcare industry on complex regulatory matters and high-stakes mergers and acquisitions, affiliations and other investments. She delivers strategic advice on federal and state laws applicable to health insurers and HMOs, including the downstream implications for their provider organizations and vendors, as well as the reimbursement landscape of federal healthcare programs. Kate serves as partner-in-charge of McDermott’s healthcare practice in Washington, DC.

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  • Represented CVS Health in its acquisition of Oak Street Health, a leading multi-payor, value-based primary care company, for approximately $10.6 billion
  • Represented CVS Health Ventures in connection with its $100 million investment in Carbon Health, a primary and urgent care provider
  • Served as lead health regulatory counsel to InnovAge (Nasdaq: INNV) in connection with its initial public offering

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  • Law360, Rising Star in Healthcare, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Leading Lawyer in Healthcare, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Next Generation Partner in Healthcare, 2019–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Washington, DC, 2023 to 2024
  • The National Law Journal, DC Rising Star, 2023

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  • National Women’s Law Center, Leadership Advisory Committee
  • DC Bar, Health Law Section


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, with highest honors, 2007

District of Columbia