Chad D. Ehrenkranz is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chad’s focus is on healthcare transactional, regulatory and enforcement matters, frequently on behalf of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. He regularly represents healthcare clients in structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations, compliance matters and investigations, employment and consulting arrangements, and contractual, corporate, regulatory, real estate and risk management healthcare legal issues.

Chad is regularly called upon as special regulatory counsel in connection with major acquisitions of healthcare service platforms undertaken by private equity and strategic acquirers. He has also developed and implemented HIPAA policies and procedures as well as various compliance programs for a variety of clients throughout the healthcare space.

Chad engages and provides legal counsel to private equity funds, venture capital, emerging growth companies, strategic investors, hospitals, management companies, ambulatory surgery centers, anesthesia providers, long-term acute care hospitals, urgent care centers, revenue cycle management companies, behavioral health platforms, hyperbaric and wound care management platforms, free standing emergency rooms, diagnostic imaging facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, durable medical equipment companies, medical supply companies, insurance companies, telemedicine platforms, physician practices and dentists.

Chad regularly counsels clients on the corporate practice of medicine and professionals, state and federal fraud and abuse laws, which includes but is not limited to, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, state anti-referral and anti-kickback laws and related regulatory issues. Chad is experienced in federal and state healthcare regulatory and licensure, enrollment and reimbursement matters. Chad also provides healthcare regulatory guidance to numerous insurers. Chad actively represents clients on a national and international basis.

Chad was recognized in Chambers USA for his transactional work in Healthcare, where clients commented "[Chad] is very intellectually sharp; in really complex issues, he drills down to the problem." In the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, clients noted, "Chad is fabulous. He is extremely knowledgeable, knows the industry and is always there to help.”


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, "21st Century Cures Act offers array of holiday gifts to healthcare providers," December 20, 2016

Author, "Corporate Practice of Dentistry Prohibitions Have Teeth," Health Law 360, December 14, 2015

Co-Author, "Lessons From Intermountain's Stark Law Settlement," Health Law 360, April 12, 2013

Author, "Dental Regulations Have Teeth: Why Dentists and Dental Management Companies Need Dental Healthcare Attorneys," New Jersey Law Journal, November 28, 2011

Author, "One Hand Giveth and the Other Hand Keepeth," New Jersey Law Journal, March 22, 2010

Author, "2007 Pace Law School I.C.C. Moot Competition 'Best Brief' Defense," 20 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 2, 2009

Note, "Can a Bank Have its Cake and Eat it Too? Why Watters v. Wachovia Wrongly Infers Preemption of State Consumer Protection Laws," 16 University of Miami Business Law Review 139, 2008

Presentations and Seminars

Speaker, "Liability in Healthcare Fraud & Abuse: Considerations for PE Sponsors and Their Portfolio Companies," The Healthcare Services Investment Conference, August 2022

Speaker, "Emergent Issues in Healthcare," Kirkland Seminar, January 2021 

Speaker, "Private Equity in Healthcare: Why, Structure, Trends and What to Look For," ABA Health Law Section, January 2020

Moderator, “CT Health Financial Management Association 2019 Annual Meeting, CFO Panel,” 2019

Interview, "Hiring a New Physician to a Healthcare Practice," The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, February 24, 2017

Speaker, "The Life Cycle of Dental Practice Groups from Buy-In to Buy-Out and Beyond Employment Agreements," Various Independent Dental Practice Groups, 2012

Speaker, "Regarding Employment and Partnership Agreements," New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Conference, November 19, 2011


"Healthcare Trailblazer," The National Law Journal, 2021 

Healthcare - New York, Chambers USA, 2020–2022

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Top Lawyers of South Florida 40 under 40

Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" 2016–2018

Top Lawyers of Florida, "Rising Star" 2016–2018

Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

Boys Hope Girls Hope Coronavirus Task Force 

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Table Captain and host, "Main Event"

The Children's Bereavement Center, Miami, Florida

Baptist Health Foundation

American Heart Association's 2017 Long Island Golf & Tennis Classic

Head Coach, Miami Marlins Youth Baseball, Miami Beach Youth Baseball League (2018)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia


  • University of Miami School of LawJ.D.cum laude

    Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami School of Law Review

    "Best Brief" and "Top Oralist" (Defense), Pace International Moot Court Competition

    Book Awards and Dean's Certificates, Administrative Law and International Criminal Moot Court

  • New York University College of Arts & ScienceB.A., Politicswith Honors

    Pi Sigma Alpha

    Recipient of NYU Services Award