Women in Law 2023



K ara Friedman is a shareholder at Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli and a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Health Care Practice Group. With more than 25 years of experience, she represents providers in the health care industry on alignment transactions, service line development activities and assists clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the delivery of health care in a collaborative and legally compliant way. Her core client base includes hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis providers and skilled and other senior living facilities. Her practice is devoted to the general representation of health care providers and includes advising clients regarding the structures around and the relationships among health care providers within

the complex federal and state regulatory environment. She has an active Certificate of Need practice, advising clients in all aspects of matters under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. She provides counseling and advice on an array of regulatory matters, including health care fraud and abuse, physician self-referral restrictions and compensation arrangements, professional standards and regulation, government and commercial payor reimbursement and disputes, Certificate of Need and other health planning matters, facility licensure and accreditation and related survey and life safety code issues. She also oversees joint venture and merger and acquisition activities of health care facilities and regularly provides advice on ongoing provider operations and transactions.



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