Jeffrey G. Kraft focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and academic medical centers, health insurance plans, health insurers and HMOs, and other health care businesses with respect to corporate, regulatory and transactional matters. He has substantial experience in the acquisition and sales of HMOs and hospitals, and in structuring joint ventures, alliances, mergers and systems among health care organizations. He has had substantial involvement in the structuring of multi-hospital systems, academic medical center relationships with faculty practice plans, partnerships and joint ventures among health insurance companies and hospital systems and joint ventures among or involving health insurance plans. He also has substantial experience with respect to providing general counsel to health care clients, and structuring health care provider transactions and relationships to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, fraud and abuse and self-referral prohibitions.
Jeff is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys. He has lectured on health law issues at the Harvard School of Public Health, Loyola University School of Law and at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American Hospital Association, American College of Health Care Executives, Illinois Health Systems Association, Health Insurance Association of America and Northwestern University School of Management.
Jeff has been recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (recommended in “Healthcare”) since 2008. He is listed in the current edition of Law & Politics’ Illinois Super Lawyers. Jeff has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.
Jeff received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University in 1977, after receiving a law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1976, where he participated in that institution’s law-medicine program.