About Daniel Walbright

Daniel Walbright guides clients through complex transactions and the myriad issues that arise along the way. Each matter benefits from Daniel's extensive experience in assisting health systems, hospitals, physician practices and other health care providers. He helps clients navigate the regulatory and business hurdles that arise during transactions of all types, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. His work has included representations of medical practices in transactions with private equity-backed physician practice management organizations. Clients across the health care provider industry rely on Daniel to spot issues quickly, formulate a work plan, and provide a sense of stability and reassurance during what can often be challenging times.

Developing practical solutions for achieving strategic growth

Daniel is passionate about balancing risk with business goals and helping clients to achieve outcomes that are efficient and practical. Having worked on and managed all stages and phases of sophisticated transactions, Daniel can drive a matter from the initial letter of intent through post-closing regulatory work and transitional issues. He is detail-oriented and adept at contract drafting, having been the primary author of complex purchase documents, services agreements and governance documents.

Daniel's practical approach is informed by his close working relationship with clients. For four years, Daniel served as outside counsel for a nonprofit health system, which provided him with a unique perspective and holistic approach to client matters. In addition to advising on health care regulatory and transactional matters, Daniel frequently worked on issues involving labor, benefits, data privacy and real estate.

Daniel is active in the health care bar and has served on several committees for the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys. He is committed to continual learning and assuring that health care professionals and peers have access to quality programming and resources. Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice, working regularly with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the National Immigrant Justice Center. In law school, Daniel served as articles editor for The Elder Law Journal.

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Practice Focus

  • Health care transactions
  • Federal and state fraud abuse compliance, including Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law compliance
  • Health care privacy issues
  • Corporate practice of medicine, fee-splitting and licensure compliance
  • Risk management
  • Mergers and acquisitions

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Presentations and Events

  • December 2, 2021
    Telehealth: What to Expect Post-Pandemic
  • March 21, 2019
    Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues
    Serving the Whole Beneficiary: Integrated Care under Medicaid | Speaker