Jaya F. White, Partner


Jaya White is the Chicago Office Chair of the firm's Health Law Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Long-Term Care Team. She represents a wide range of health care clients—primarily in the long-term care industry—in regulatory and transactional matters.

Jaya represents buyers, sellers, and investors in the sale or purchase of long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. She advises clients on regulatory licensure and registration issues related to transactions and changes of ownership (CHOWs), including drafting and submitting required governmental notices and applications, as well as fraud and abuse issues, the Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback regulations. Jaya also assists home health, hospice, and pharmacy clients on related transactional and regulatory matters. 

Representative Matter Experience

  • Provides guidance to long-term care facilities to address regulatory changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including advising clients on waivers of applicable regulations, transfer and discharge guidance, and best practices
  • Drafts and negotiates various agreements related to the purchase or sale of health care providers, including marketing and consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, service agreements, transfer agreements, HIPAA business associate agreements, and other health care related agreements
  • Counsels long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and other health care providers on fraud and abuse issues, the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback regulations, Medicare Conditions of Participation, HIPAA, OIG exclusion authority, and other compliance matters, including the drafting of compliance program manuals
  • Advises assisted living and skilled nursing facility clients on regulatory compliance, including review of admission agreements, medical director agreements, and various facility policies
  • Assists pharmacy and wholesale distributor clients in developing compliance strategies, including review and analysis of laws and regulations in all 50 states, on licensing issues, and in such areas as remote prescription processing, shared services, and automation
  • Assists health care providers in analyzing business arrangements for HIPAA and state law privacy and security compliance 

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Ohio State University–Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2006)
    • Ohio State Law Journal (Associate Editor, 2005–2006; Staff Member, 2004–2005)
  • The Ohio State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Major: Business Administration
    • University Honors Program

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2017 Fellow)
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law (Member)
  • American Health Law Association (Member)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (Member)
  • Illinois Health Care Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association–Health Law Section (Member)