Katie Sullivan is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  Katie advises hospitals and health systems, specialty physician practices, post-acute and long term care providers, medical device manufacturers, digital health companies and investors on innovative transactions and critical regulatory and reimbursement matters. Katie has negotiated hospital affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, academic medical center reorganizations, and acquisitions of healthcare providers and suppliers by private equity backed portfolio companies, growth funds, and other investors. Her transactional work includes careful and innovative structuring in the health care provider space to address state and federal licensure, registration, certificate of need, and corporate practice of medicine considerations.

Katie also advises clients on corporate governance, compliance matters, HIPAA and state data privacy requirements, compliance program development and improvement, CMS and private payor reimbursement requirements, and interactions between providers and referral sources.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Overview of Federal Healthcare Legal Landscape,” Connecticut HFMA Webinar Series, December 7, 2021

Panelist, “Current Healthcare Landscape & Outlook,” Avalere Webinar, October 21, 2021 

Panelist, “No Strings Attached? Understanding the Provider Relief Fund in Health Care Transactions," American Health Law Association’s annual Health Care Transactions program, April 14, 2021


Co-Author, “Building a Better Mousetrap: A Physician’s Guide to Commercializing a Medical Device Invention,” American Health Lawyers Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law, October 2018)

Co-Author, “Clinical Research: Hospital Coverage Coding and Payment,” BNA Compliance Guide, 2018

Co-Author, “Fundamentals of Managed Care,” MCLE, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual, November 10, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

American Health Lawyers Association

American Bar Association — Health Law Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Boston University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2010
    American Journal of Law & Medicine
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthM.P.H., Health Policy and Management2011
  • Georgetown UniversityB.A., Historycum laude2004