Holly Buckley is the Chair of the firm’s Healthcare Department, one of the largest healthcare practices in the United States. A partner in the Chicago office, Holly focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She primarily counsels private equity funds and healthcare clients, including hospitals and health systems, medical practices and physician-owned hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers, on a variety of matters, including structuring transactions, regulatory due diligence, affiliation agreements and compliance matters.
Holly also counsels clients on general corporate matters, anti-kickback and Stark issues, self-referral, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, and licensure requirements. She has also assisted clients with revising and developing compliance plans and implementing compliance programs.
Holly regularly provides guidance to provider clients on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Act, including counseling clients in addressing alleged breaches under HIPAA and the HITECH Act, and in responding to complaints filed under HIPAA with the Office for Civil Rights. She also advises clients on the legal issues related to electronic medical records and negotiation of electronic medical record agreements.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Holly was a client executive at Cerner Corporation where she worked within the client service organization and was assigned to several key customers including two large academic medical centers. She assisted customers with developing implementation strategies and served as a liaison between Cerner’s engineering, intellectual property and clinical teams and the customer.
While earning her law degree from Loyola University, Holly received the Chicago Women’s Bar Foundation General Academic Scholarship as well as the Joe K. Tse Scholarship in Health Law. She was also honored as a Bernard Conway Health Law Scholar and served as president of the Loyola University School of Law Health Law Society.
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Healthcare: Advice to Service Providers, 2021
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Healthcare, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2021
Named a "Healthcare and Life Sciences Trailblazer," The National Law Journal, 2021
Named an “Emerging Lawyer,” Health Law, Leading Lawyers, 2015-2017, 2019, 2021
Named to "2019 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A", Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
Selected as a "Top 50 Rising Star Dealmaker", Americas Top 50: Rising Stars, Global M&A Network, 2019
Selected as an "Emerging Leader", The M&A Advisor, 2018
Named to "Illinois Rising Stars," Health Care, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2019
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Healthcare: Service Providers, Illinois, Legal 500 US, 2017
McGuireWoods Achieves Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2021 Leading Lawyers Guide
May 21, 2021