DONIELLE MCCUTCHEON is an experienced strategic regulatory counselor for healthcare and global life sciences companies, including both prominent and emerging pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers, as well as healthcare providers, telehealth companies, and private equity firms focused on healthcare and life sciences.
Donielle’s clients depend on her to provide practical and thoughtful solutions to their most challenging regulatory problems and she is highly regarded by clients and colleagues for her responsiveness and dedication to client service. Donielle counsels on healthcare fraud and abuse, including nuanced issues under the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law; managed care contracting; Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement; drug pricing; transparency reporting; and other issues. Donielle has extensive experience in advising companies on all aspects of healthcare compliance programs, including drafting policies and procedures, counseling on implementation issues and leading audits and internal reviews. In addition to her regulatory counseling, Donielle regularly advises private equity firms and corporate clients on the wide variety of complex issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions involving life sciences companies.
Donielle regularly speaks and writes on topics that affect her clients’ businesses, such as navigating the telehealth boom, mitigating enterprise fraud and abuse and compliance risks, strategic approaches to Sunshine Act compliance, and securing coverage and reimbursement for novel healthcare items and services. She has also lectured for a Healthcare Management course at Loyola University’s Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Donielle received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Donielle is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir, the nation’s preeminent youth choral and leadership organization.