May 19, 2022

Volume XII, Number 139

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Sandra M. DiVarco

Sandra DiVarco is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Sandy focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals and health systems. She has counseled health care facility and system clients regarding all aspects of health law transactions and health system restructurings. As a registered nurse, Sandy regularly advises clients on the legal aspects of clinical issues and policy/procedure matters. Sandy also has significant experience in assisting clients with regulatory, licensure and accreditation issues, including state-level and CMS survey responses, formulation of successful Plans of Correction, Joint Commission complaint responses and EMTALA/regulatory investigations. Sandy is a member of the Firm’s Catholic Organizations Practice Group, and has experience working with Catholic organizations within health care and other business areas. She is also co-leader of the Firm’s General Institutional Provider affinity group. 

In addition to maintaining an active transactional practice, Sandy has a deep knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accreditation issues of particular concern to health care providers in today’s heightened enforcement climate. Sandy regularly advises clients on the legal aspects of clinical regulatory issues and policy/procedure and operational matters. A significant component of her practice involves assisting health care provider clients across the United States with regulatory, licensure and accreditation issues, including state-level and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey responses, formulation of successful plans of correction, Joint Commission complaint responses and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)/regulatory investigations. Drawing on her experience as a registered nurse, and holding a current license in the state of Illinois, Sandy brings a pragmatic perspective and first-hand knowledge of health care operations to these complex and mission-critical matters.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Sandra M. DiVarco

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The National Law Review selected the Labor & Employment Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery and the Health Care Industry Practice Group for their coverage of OSHA Vaccine Guidance. At a time when the rules surrounding COVID-19 vaccine mandates seemed uncertain, the group provided comprehensive and timely coverage of all the latest news about OSHA vaccine guidance, providing essential insights into an ever-changing area of law when readers needed it most. The authors who contributed insights into this topic included Abigail M. Kagan, Dawn M. Peacock, Michelle S. Strowhiro, Sandra M. DiVarco and Kristen O’Brien.

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