Sara Helene Shanti Associate

Sara joins the firm as an associate practicing in the healthcare department. She represents healthcare providers as well as healthcare technology and life sciences companies in regulatory and transactional matters. Sara's practice maintains a focus on data privacy and security, counseling clients on various digital health matters, including gamification and telemedicine.

Sara’s experience includes advising clients on compliant implementation of patient-facing health applications, data transfers across multi-national borders, and security incident response procedures. Her experience extends to transactional matters, medical staff relationships, and minor patient rights.

Prior to entering private practice, Sara worked for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Before receiving her law degree, Sara applied her degree in biology to medical research projects, concentrating on epigenetics and immunologic responses in cancer patients.

My practice is focused on meeting the legal challenges that face health providers and health technologists, so that they can fully achieve their incredible missions of care and improved health.


Representation of numerous private equity firms in connection with transactions involving healthcare companies.

Representation of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a company that delivers professional in-home nursing care to qualified beneficiaries.

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, 2009
  • University of Michigan, BS, Biology, 2002
  • Speaker, "Wearable Devices and Data Security," Healthcare Litigation and Compliance Webinar Series, August 23, 2018
  • Speaker, "Digital Health and Cybersecurity," 10th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference, November 15, 2018
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Audits and HIPAA Enforcement – Lessons Learned," HIPAA Webinar Series, July 18, 2018
  • Moderator, "What Investors Should Understand about Data Privacy and Security Risks and Opportunities," 15th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 21, 2018
  • Speaker, "Group Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Trainings,", November-December 2016
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Compliance Demystified, MATTER," Chicago Healthcare Startup Incubator Workshop, May 2015
  • Panelist, International Device and Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortia, 2011-2015
  • Panelist, Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys, 2012-2014
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Omnibus Rule Webcast: New Regulation Considerations," HealthITSecurity, June 2014
  • Speaker, "Medical Records Law," Seminar, August 2012
  • Speaker, "Public outreach engagements and trainings," representing HHS/OCR, 2009-2011
  • Illinois
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