Petra D. Walech Associate

Petra practices within the firm’s Healthcare Department, advising clients in the healthcare sector on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters.

Petra received her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law graduating magna cum laude. As a law student, Petra clerked for the Office of University Counsel and worked at Illinois Legal Aid Online as an Anderson Fellow covering topics for pro se litigants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also served as the President of Outlaw, the school's LGBTQ+ affinity organization, taught area schoolchildren basics of law through the Education Law and Policy Society, and served on the If/When/How reproductive justice student organization. Petra received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Health Law Practice and a public interest certificate. Prior to law school, Petra graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Candidate for Distinctive Scholastic Achievement with a double major in Education Studies and Creative Writing.

  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Dean's List, 2022
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, BS, Education Studies and Creative Writing, Dean's List, 2019
  • Illinois
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