Joan M. Lebow
Joan M. Lebow
Chicago:  (312) 803-0378

Joan M. Lebow works in the healthcare and technology industries. As former general counsel to hospitals and software companies, she has extensive experience in the healthcare industry including: regulatory compliance, academic medicine and research funding compliance, complex transactions, risk mitigation, corporate structuring and strategic transaction negotiation and evaluation, risk sharing among providers including accountable care organizations and clinical integration financing, commercial insurance and government reimbursement, data privacy and security and breach assessment. Joan’s practice encompasses commercial transactions with a focus on software and technology licensing. Joan serves on the Board of the Illinois Healthcare Attorney’s Association and has served on charitable foundation boards including Little City Foundation and Literature for All of Us. Before joining the firm Joan served as Chair, Healthcare and Technology Practice Group, for Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA.

Joan is active in the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms and was an Officer and Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Experience Highlights

  • Previously, she was founder of her law practice, a certified woman owned law firm in Chicago and Oak Brook, Illinois with an industry focus in healthcare and technology. She represented physician group practices, clinical enterprises and institutions of all types including technology companies ranging in size from small to emerging market sectors and Fortune 50 companies. Joan has served as in-house counsel to some of Chicago’s most preeminent hospitals; her leadership in this area is widely recognized. During her career as in-house counsel for two major hospital systems she has managed self-insurance portfolios and monitored all related professional licensing issues. She provided consistent regulatory compliance guidance, particularly regarding reimbursement. She also designed and implemented large-scale data privacy programs and developed a special focus on telemedicine and mobile applications in medicine, including distance delivery technology.
  • Following work within the hospital sector, Joan became general counsel of ibex Healthdata Systems (now owned by United Healthcare), a startup software company in the healthcare industry.

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