Joan M. Lebow’s is a healthcare and commercial transactions lawyer. Her unique combination of corporate and private firm experience enables her to support clients as they face the challenges of regulatory compliance and risk management in their transactions and clinical delivery systems. Ms. Lebow represents clinical providers, organized medical staffs, IT consulting companies and software vendors which serve or support the hospitality, digital media, insurance, retail and manufacturing industries. She works collaboratively with clients often as part of a multidisciplinary team to close complex transactions. Her transactional and counseling practice is focused on healthcare providers and companies that support them, and includes compliance with reimbursement, data security and privacy and employment laws and regulations.
Prior to joining EM³, Ms. Lebow served as Chair and partner in the health care practice of two Chicago law firms where she represented institutional providers, large multidisciplinary practice groups, and global public and startup IT and digital media companies in healthcare transactions, regulatory compliance and strategic growth. Previously, she was co-founder of her own 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.
Ms. Lebow has served as in-house counsel to some of Chicago’s most preeminent hospitals. During her career as in-house counsel for two major hospital systems, she managed self-insurance portfolios and monitored all related professional licensing issues. She provided regulatory compliance guidance, particularly with regard to 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.