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Kathy Roe, an attorney, is a founding principal of Health Law Consultancy in Chicago. Health Law Consultancy provides strategic legal counsel to enable health industry participants to manage the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities of the evolving health system. Roe’s experience, gained from nearly two decades of successfully representing health industry clients, covers health information technology initiatives; health information privacy, data security and electronic transactions; business process outsourcing arrangements; Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and other government health program participation; state and federal health plan regulation; federal health reform, fraud and abuse control and health industry compliance.

Roe is recognized for her excellence in health law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Woodward-White’s Best Lawyers in America. She is an accomplished writer and frequent speaker on health industry regulation and its strategic application for business benefit. A member of the Illinois State Bar, Roe earned her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association and a fellow with distinction in the Life Management Institute.


  • 62 West Huron Street, 2A
    Chicago, IL 60654


  • English


  • Northwestern University , J.D., graduated 1991
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals - Member
  • Women Owned Law - Firm Representative

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Health Care Law

Special Focus

  • Health-Care Reform
  • Information Technology
  • Technology
  • Transactions

"Kathy Roe is the rarest and most valuable of attorneys in that she somehow moves at the speed of my business client's (often unreasonable) deadlines with the attention to detail of an attorney who has unlimited time on her hands. Her productivity and breadth of knowledge are astounding. Perhaps most impressively, Kathy's uncompromising professional scrutiny never diminishes her ability to see the big picture. Though expert in analysis of the finest regulatory peculiarities, Kathy has proven most valuable in her unique ability to anticipate both legal and regulatory evolution and identify the most critical resultant business implications. Truly, Kathy is the lawyer's lawyer."

- Scott Whipple (Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.), Meridian, ID

"Kathy Roe has a deep understanding of healthcare laws, but always tries to frame her advice in the context of practical business issues. She is always responsive to my requests and I love that she keeps me in mind when she hears about issues that may impact my company."

"Kathy brings a wealth of regulatory knowledge and transactional experience to the table, but perhaps her greatest strength is her ability to grasp nuances of complex business arrangements and apply her knowledge and experience to help the client achieve a desired result."

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