Women in Law 2023



Q uarles & Brady Partner Jaya White is the Chicago office chair of the firm’s Health & Life Sciences Group, as well as the national co-chair of multiple Quarles health law industry groups, including the Long-term Care, Clinical Laboratories and Behavioral Health Providers practices. She represents a wide range of health care clients, including long-term care providers, pharmacies, home health, hospice and infusion providers in regulatory and transactional matters, including the buying and selling of providers. Jaya’s health care regulatory background allowed her the opportunity in the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide regulatory guidance by assisting the City of Chicago in standing up the McCormick Place alternate care facility. She also guided long-term care providers through the rapidly changing federal and state guidance, and worked with pharmacies to explore innovative models in light of some of the COVID-19 related waivers in effect. Jaya is active in a variety of professional organizations related to her interest in health law, including the American Society for Pharmacy Law, the American Health Law Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. She regularly speaks and publishes on various issues impacting her clients.

Jaya plays an important role in helping Quarles recruit new talent, having served in different roles over the years, including several years in management positions for the Chicago office’s Summer Associate Program Committee and in recruiting other health care attorneys throughout the firm. As a working mom, Jaya is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. She was selected by the firm as a fellow with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) in 2017 and previously served on the associate board for the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. After earning a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University, Jaya graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was an associate editor for the Ohio State Law Journal. Jaya currently serves in a pro bono capacity on the technology committee for Thresholds, a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders. She also enjoys volunteering in the classroom for her three young children, Forrest, Lucille and Frankie. Jaya is married to Eric White, a former television news reporter turned media relations specialist at Weber Shandwick.



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