Kerrin B. Slattery - McDermott Will & Emery


With a diverse transaction practice focused on hospitals, health systems, investors and other healthcare industry participants throughout the country, Kerrin B. Slattery has earned a reputation for excellence. Her significant experience across a wide range of health industry transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and system restructurings involving nonprofit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups and their investors, makes her a valuable partner to healthcare leaders working to implement strategy, drive innovation and operate in a highly-regulated and rapidly evolving landscape.

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  • Served as counsel to a public hospital in its sale to a large, nonprofit health system
  • Served as counsel to a large academic medical center in the Northeastern United States in connection with multiple strategic hospital and physician practice acquisitions
  • Served as counsel to a health system in the Northeastern United States in connection with its affiliation with a larger, regional health system, securing critical post-closing commitments from the new system

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  • Chambers USA, Band 1 in Healthcare, 2008-2024
  • Legal 500 US, Hall of Fame, Healthcare: Service Providers, 2024
  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2023-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Chicago, 2012-2019 and 2022-2024
  • Crain’s Chicago Business, Notable Gen X Leader in Law, 2022

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  • American Heart Association, Metro Chicago Board of Directors, 2016 to 2019
  • American Heart Association, Executive Leadership Team, Go Red for Women, 2015 to 2020
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, president, 2013

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Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, 1996
Loyola University of Chicago Quinlan Graduate School of Business, MBA, 1996
University of San Diego, BSBA, 1991