Jack Rovner, an attorney and a co-founder of The Health Law Consultancy, has been selected 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Health Care Law in Chicago by Best Lawyers. The firm he co-founded is a boutique law firm rated Chicago Metropolitan Tier 1 in Health Care Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” surveys in 2010 through 2017, and is ranked for Health Care Law in Illinois by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Rovner has proven skills counseling health plans, hospital systems and other health organizations on a diverse array of matters, including health reform, health information privacy, security, transactions and technology, Medicare, Medicaid and other government health benefits programs, fraud and abuse control, antitrust and federal regulatory compliance.
Rovner applies keen understanding of health law and its effects on business to serve clients as both legal counselor and strategic advisor. Rovner has been recognized as a preeminent health lawyer by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America since 2006. In 2002, Rovner was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform, serving on its Executive Committee. He is an advisory board member of the BNA Health Law Reporter and the AIS A Guide to Health Insurance Reform: Benefit Design Regulation under Federal Reform. He was a member of the original editorial board of the American Bar Association The Health Lawyer.
Rovner began his legal career at Kirkland & Ellis, an international law firm, where he practiced commercial litigation and antitrust law and helped develop the firm’s health law practice. Thereafter, Rovner successfully established, managed and grew the health law practices at two prominent Chicago law firms.
A member of the Illinois State Bar, Rovner is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Rovner received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brandeis University. Prior to law school, Rovner served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and was employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.