Jennifer L. Rathburn


Jen Rathburn's strong foundation in health care law has expanded and evolved in recent years to include a strong focus on data management, data breach and privacy, and security issues—in the health care industry, as well as the financial and global business world. Jen has positioned herself to provide knowledgeable counsel to the full range of business clients dealing with cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity issues.

In the area of health care, she works tirelessly to help clients comply with the myriad health care laws and to develop practical compliant solutions. Specifically, Jen counsels clients on regulatory compliance; contracts and other transactional issues; licensing and certification requirements; Medicare and Medicaid and other third-party payor reimbursement issues; Joint Commission Accreditation standards; medical staff issues; informed consent questions; and more.

In the area of information privacy and security, Jen provides advice on everything from privacy and security laws to investigations and security breaches, as well as bringing her deep and broad experience in all things concerning data management to the table. Jen also lived in Europe when the European Union was being formed, and this firsthand experience has been the basis for her appreciation of and sensitivity to global privacy issues throughout her career. She now brings this dedication to her efforts on behalf of her clients facing 21st century challenges in a truly global, digital world.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)
    • Health Law Certificate
    • St. Louis University Law Journal
  • University of Kentucky (B.A., magna cum laude, 1996)
    • Major: B.A. in Psychology
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
    • ISEP Program

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (Founder)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Health Law Section)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Health Information Management Association (Member)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (Member)
  • Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Inc. (Member, Behavioral Health Advisory Committee)
  • Curative Care Network (Member of Board of Directors)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015-2016 (Health Care Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Editions 2006–2008 (Health Care)