Anthony Del Rio is a corporate healthcare partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on healthcare entities and advising on transactional, regulatory, restructuring, and enforcement issues that impact those entities. Anthony has broad experience with federal and state laws/regulations as well as contractual considerations that impact healthcare entities.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Anthony was the President of a clinically integrated network comprising an academic medical center, community hospitals, and 2,300 providers. In that capacity, he led substantial expansion in both the size and margin of the network. Anthony also served as senior counsel to a large health system, overseeing all transactional and regulatory matters.

Anthony holds academic appointments at Rush University and the University of Illinois and has guest lectured at Northwestern University School of Law. He serves on the Board of one of the largest Medicaid ACOs in the country, is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and was recognized in Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40.


Thought Leadership


Author, "How CMS Proposal Would Change PE Deal Transparency," Law 360, April 4, 2023

Author, "Drafting and Negotiating Physician Employment Agreements," Health Care Law Monthly, October 2018

Author, "Regulation Versus Overregulation of LDTs: Permitting Innovation While Ensuring Verification," Bender's Health Care Law, Vol 16, Issue 06

Author, "Freestanding Emergency Departments: A Primer on Laws Impacting Development and Operating," Bender's Health Care Law, Vol 16, Issue 05

Author, "Evolving Regulation of Dental Service Organizations," Dental Economics, November 15, 2016

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Health Plan Regulatory Updates," American Health Law Association, Health Plan Law & Compliance Institute, May 19, 2023

Speaker, "Evolution and Innovation in the Health Care Payment Landscape," Loyola University Beazley Health Law Symposium, November 11, 2022

Speaker, "Compliance Implications of Healthcare Industry Trends," WCP Compliance Symposium, October 4, 2022

Speaker, "Implementing an Effective Clinical Integration Program," American Hospital Association, March 22, 2022

Speaker, "Accelerate Value-Based Performance," HIMSS 2022, Orlando, Florida, March 14–18, 2022

Moderator, "What's Next for Health Policy?" Duke Alumni Association Forum, February 22, 2022

Guest, "Insights on Demand," The Schema, January 11, 2022

Speaker, "The Evolution of Risk Management," The Academy – Population Health and Medicare Advantage Collaborative, Dallas, Texas, September 27–29, 2021

Guest, "Charting a New Path in Healthcare," Nota Bene Podcast, Episode 127, May 2021

Speaker, "Regulations Impacting Advanced Practice Professionals," Annual APP Leadership Retreat, October 2018

Moderator, "Effective Compliance Planning for Surgery Centers," and "HIPAA and Privacy Issues for ASCs;" Becker's ASC 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, Chicago, Illinois, October 28, 2016

Speaker, "Mid-Level Provider Agreements," Chicago Bar Association, September 28, 2016

Speaker, "Key Issues Facing Urgent Care Providers," Becker's Healthcare webinar, January 28, 2016


Law360 MVP (Healthcare), 2023

Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Economic Club of Chicago 

Past Chair, Chicago Duke Alumni Board

Chair, Duke Professional Healthcare Cohort


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Illinois
  • 2011Georgia


  • Duke UniversityJ.D.2011
    Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
  • Georgia State UniversityB.B.A.summa cum laude2008