Monica Wallace - McDermott Will & Emery


Monica A. Wallace focuses her practice on complex regulatory and transactional counseling to healthcare organizations, including health systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, dental providers, behavioral health clients, integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, DMEPOS and pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers, home health agencies, and venture capital and private equity firms and their health-related portfolio companies. Monica is a practice area leader for the Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance practice.

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  • Developed transaction structures for compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, including impact on Medicare enrollment and billing
  • Successfully appealed Medicare revocations and other adverse actions for hospitals, DMEPOS suppliers, IDTFs and physician group practices
  • Represented health systems, hospitals and physician practices who have submitted Stark Law self-disclosures

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  • Thomson Reuters, Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers, 2024
  • Chambers USA, Healthcare, 2022-2024
  • Legal 500 US, Next Generation Partner, Healthcare: Service Providers, 2019-2022 and 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Star, 2014-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare Law, Chicago, 2020-2024
  • The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, Top Healthcare Transactions Lawyers, Leading Lawyer, 2016-2017

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  • American Health Lawyers Association; Accreditation, Certification and Enrollment Affinity Group-Vice Chair of Membership and Strategic Planning and Special Projects
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • The Field Museum, President’s Leadership Council
  • Northern Illinois University Alumni Association, Board of Directors


University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with distinction, 2006
University of Iowa College of Public Health, MHA, highest academic performance, 2006
Northern Illinois University, BS, summa cum laude, 2002