Laura Tepich MacDonald, Associate


Laura MacDonald is an attorney in the firm's Health Law Practice Group. Her practice includes assisting a wide range of health care clients and providers with a variety of issues, such as:

  • Represents pharmacies in drafting and submission of required notices and applications to Boards of Pharmacy, DEA, and other governmental agencies due to change of ownership, change of location, or change of name.
  • Representing a range of clients facing governmental investigations and prosecutions, license and disciplinary matters, administrative review appeals of governmental agency decisions, and general litigation matters.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Federal and State Pharmaceutical Laws and Regulations
    • Federal and State Permit and Licensure Issues
    • DEA Requirements for Controlled Substance Distribution and Prescription Dispensing
  • Health Care Transactions
    • CHOW (Change of Ownership) and Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Health Care Professionals
    • Medical Staff Issues and Corrective Action
    • Professional Licensing Issues

In the area of litigation, Ms. MacDonald has represented both corporate and individual clients in a variety of areas of complex commercial litigation, including contract claims, fraud, zoning disputes, jurisdictional issues, chancery proceedings, and tort claims.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)
    • University of Miami Law Review (Executive Editor)
    • University of Miami Moot Court Board
    • Miami Scholars Scholarship
  • Carthage College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2006)
    • All-college honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Graceland West Community Association (Council Member)
  • Illinois Judges Foundation Lawyers Auxiliary Committee (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Personal PAC
  • American Health Law Association (Member)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (Member)
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