Wendy Netter Epstein is Of Counsel in the litigation practice group. She concentrates her practice in all types of commercial litigation, employment disputes, and class actions, with special emphasis on representing health industry clients.


Thought Leadership


The Health Insurer Nudge, 91 S. Cal. L. Rev. 593 (2018).

Price Transparency and Incomplete Contracts in Health Care, 67 Emory L. J. 1 (2017).

Nudging Patient Decision-Making, 91 Wash. L. Rev. 1255 (2017).

Revisiting Incentive-Based Contracts, 17 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 1 (2017) (lead article).

Facilitating Incomplete Contracts, 65 CASE W. RES. L. REV. 297 (2015).

Public-Private Contracting and the Reciprocity Norm, 64 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014).

Contract Theory and the Failures of Public-Private Contracting, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 2211 (2013).

Bottoms Up: A Toast to the Success of Health Care Collaboratives . . . What Can We Learn?, 56 Admin L. Rev. 739 (Summer 2004).

Curing the Unique Health Identifier: A Reconciliation of New Technology and Privacy Rights, 43 Jurimetrics J. 165 (2003).

Reconciling Privacy Rights and Technological Advances: The Unique Health Identifier, Update: Food and Drug Law, Regulation, and Education, November/December 2002, at 16-18.

Recent Developments, EEOC Decision Signals Emerging Application of Anti-discrimination Laws to Health Insurance Plans, 29 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 1 (2001) at 104-106.

Recent Developments, ERISA: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Treatment Decisions Made by HMO Physician-Employees Do Not Breach Fiduciary Duty, 28 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 3 (2000) at 309-11.


DePaul University Awards for Excellence in both Teaching and Scholarship

Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law.

Faculty Director, Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute.

Named an "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. in 2011.

Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Association of American Law Schools

American Bar Association, Sections on Litigation and Health Care


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit2005
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2004
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois2003


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2003

    Editor-in-Chief, Recent Developments Section, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

    Executive Editor, Women’s Law Journal

    Board of Student Advisers

    Teacher for First Year Lawyering course

    Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Co-Author of Internet Privacy Course

    President, Harvard Law & Health Care Society

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.A., Political Sciencesumma cum laude1999

    Bronze tablet

    James' scholar

    Campus Honors Program

    Merriam Award for outstanding political science major