McGuireWoods’ Holly Buckley Earns ‘Emerging Leaders’ Award from The M&A Advisor

July 2, 2018

McGuireWoods healthcare partner Holly Buckley has been selected for The M&A Advisor’s 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards honoring the achievements of mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals younger than 40. Winners will be recognized at an awards gala in New York on Sept. 14.

Buckley leverages her in-house experience at Cerner Corporation, where she supported two large academic medical centers and served as a customer liaison, to advise McGuireWoods clients in the healthcare private equity space – a highly active deal-making sector. Her transactional practice focuses on private equity, hospital, behavioral health and physician practice deals. On the regulatory side, she counsels clients on federal and state healthcare laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, HIPAA, HITECH Act, and corporate practice of medicine restrictions.

“As the healthcare industry continues to see consolidation and investment opportunity, I am honored to assist major industry players in deals that help shape the market,” said Buckley, co-chair of McGuireWoods’ Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, a two-day event exploring strategies to successfully close transactions and achieve growth.

Buckley was recognized as a top legal counsel to healthcare service providers in the prestigious 2017 Legal 500 U.S. guide and has been named an “Emerging Lawyer” in Health Law by Leading Lawyers.

She is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Health Law Section and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.

While earning her J.D., from Loyola University (Chicago), Buckley received the Chicago Women’s Bar Foundation General Academic Scholarship as well as the Joe K. Tse Scholarship in Health Law. She also was honored as a Bernard Conway Health Law Scholar and served as president of the Loyola University School of Law Health Law Society and as editor in chief of the Loyola Public Interest Law Reporter.

McGuireWoods is a recognized leader in providing legal services at the intersection of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and healthcare law. This year, the firm earned nationwide rankings for Corporate M&A and Healthcare in Chambers USA.

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its 2018 Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity initiatives. The M&A Advisor also honored McGuireWoods in three deal categories in its 2017 Turnaround Awards and recognized two major corporate deals for which the firm served as counsel in its 2016 M&A Advisor Awards.


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