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Rachel Yaffe
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EMAIL ryaffe@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 312.642.2856

Experience

Rachel regularly advises clients on healthcare transactional, corporate, regulatory, data privacy and cybersecurity matters.  She represents medical practices, laboratories, physicians, pharmacies, and other healthcare clients in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters.

Rachel counsels clients on professional practice issues such as healthcare regulatory compliance, employment/independent contractor matters, and practice acquisitions. She frequently works with HIPAA covered entities and business associates to implement and update policies, procedures and related safeguards for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). Rachel also assists covered entities and business associates in assessing whether a data breach occurred and in reporting and responding to breaches of PHI and in responding to HIPAA investigations and enforcement activities. 

Rachel also assists clients in federal, state, and local government contracting and procurement, SBA 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, EDWOSB, MBE, DBE, WBE and small business (SB) certifications, appeals, NAICS Code expansions, government investigations, and corporate succession planning for women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.

Rachel earned her J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008. She received a B.A., with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 2005.

Credentials

Admissions - State

  • Illinois

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • University of Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars (2014 and 2015)
  • Cali Award, Personal Income Tax (Fall 2007)

Professional Membership

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Health Attorneys
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External Publications



Events

Speaking engagements

  • "Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements," Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, May 12, 2015
  • "Negotiating Your Employment Agreement," The University of Chicago, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, April 2012 
  • "Compliance – Red Flags," AAOS EMR and Other Technologies: Revolutionary Change in Orthopaedic Practice, June 2010 
  • "Navigating HITECH Real World Issues for your Practice," RBMA Northeast Chapter Spring Educational Meeting, April 2010
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