Gawne joins Lebow, Malecki & Tasch LLC
Lebow, Malecki & Tasch LLC of Chicago is pleased to announce that Kelly L. Gawne has joined the firm as an associate. She will continue her focus on corporate transactions and health care law. Ms. Gawne brings to the position previous experience assisting public and private companies with commercial transactions, entity formation and governance matters, compliance with federal and state law, and negotiation and drafting of vendor, supply and consulting agreements. Her healthcare experience includes counseling clients on medical staff issues, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse, Stark law and regulatory compliance.
Previously Ms. Gawne was an associate with the Chicago office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. In this position, she served clients in mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, information technology, privacy laws and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Gawne graduated with high honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2007, where she also served as Managing Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. During law school, Ms. Gawne was an extern for The Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court and for The Honorable Mark Filip of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Gawne received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Loyola University in Chicago in 2000.
Ms. Gawne is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association for Healthcare Attorneys, where she served on the Bylaws & Governance Committee.
Before pursuing her legal career, Ms. Gawne worked as a marketing professional for four years. Most recently, she was marketing manager for a national real estate company, Hometown America, where she managed the company’s national marketing and advertising program.
Ms. Gawne lives in Western Springs with her husband, Bernie, and daughter, Kara Madelyn.
Lebow, Malecki & Tasch LLC is a Chicago based women owned law firm and a Law Firm Member of NAMWOLF. Founded by Joan M. Lebow, Melinda S. Malecki and Martin D. Tasch, the firm offers a full scope of services to address issues arising from the complex legal, regulatory and business environments in which its clients compete. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience as general counsel and senior executives for significant businesses and healthcare providers. From personal experience as in-house counsel, LMT attorneys are uniquely aware that legal solutions must address both the legal and competitive business environments. The firm is committed to serving clients as business partners as well as legal counselors.