Kristen McDermott Woodrum, an accomplished lawyer and strategic adviser with more than 16 years of experience representing healthcare providers and investors, has joined McGuireWoods’ nationally recognized healthcare practice as a partner in Atlanta.
Woodrum assists private equity investors and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions. She advises health systems and providers on strategic affiliations, physician alignment strategies, and innovative healthcare delivery and payment models, as well as operational and compliance matters.
Woodrum co-chairs the American Health Law Association’s Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. She also serves on the board of directors of the Southeast Life Sciences Association, a nonprofit trade group that promotes investment and innovation in the region’s life sciences sector.
“Kristen is a respected healthcare lawyer whose strategic insight and industry knowledge add enormous value for our clients,” said Holly Buckley, chair of McGuireWoods’ Healthcare Department. “She has an impressive track record helping healthcare investors and providers navigate challenges and achieve their business goals.”
A frequent writer and sought-after speaker, Woodrum delivers presentations on healthcare transaction trends and policy changes. She held clinical and management roles in the behavioral health field before attending law school.
“Kristen is an important addition for our team. Her leadership and experience strengthen our healthcare and life sciences capabilities in Atlanta and throughout the country,” said Chris Greene, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office and co-chair of the firm’s healthcare and life sciences industry team.
McGuireWoods is recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500 and U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” for its experience representing hospitals and other healthcare institutions in major corporate transactions. The firm is a dominant player in private equity deals involving physician practices, hospitals, outpatient and urgent care providers, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers and distributors, and other vital healthcare services.
“McGuireWoods’ healthcare practice is an industry leader, and I am excited to join a team with such a powerful profile,” Woodrum said. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to help clients succeed in this rapidly changing market.”
McGuireWoods will host its 18th Healthcare Private Equity & Finance Conference Feb. 16-17, 2022, in Chicago. The annual conference is one of the largest private equity events in the U.S. healthcare market.