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Megan Hardiman

Chicago Office

Megan Hardiman is a partner in the firm's Health Care practice and co-head of the firm's Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity group. She regularly counsels clients on privacy practices, information security, and data breach planning and response. In particular, Megan devotes a significant portion of her practice to helping health care industry clients understand and meet the requirements of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, and state privacy and data breach laws. Megan closely follows related industry and regulatory agency developments and has advised on numerous complex information-sharing arrangements. Her deep knowledge of key privacy laws helps her clients mitigate risk in today's enhanced enforcement environment. 

In addition, Megan has significant experience advising health care clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters. Her transactional experience includes sales, acquisitions and affiliations involving a wide variety of health care industry clients, such as hospitals and health systems, home infusion companies, senior housing providers, urgent care centers, physician practice management companies and medical colleges. She has also represented tax-exempt health systems in structuring complex joint operating agreements and affiliations with unrelated health systems and has obtained favorable rulings from the Internal Revenue Service on the consequences of these and other transactions among tax-exempt organizations. 

Megan frequently speaks and authors articles on privacy, data breach planning and response, and a range of other health care regulatory matters.

Shown below is a selection of Megan’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2018–2019
November 15, 2016
Co-author, Is Your Business Prepared for the Ransomware Epidemic, Wolters Kluwer Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal
September 20, 2016
April 26, 2017
Presenter | Anatomy of a Medical Practice's Data Breach: The First 72 Hours | Webinar
March 21, 2017
Presenter | Cybersecurity In Our World | Wisconsin Health & Educational Facilities Authority's 20th Annual WHEFA Workshop
January 2015
Presenter | Understanding Community Benefit Under Section 501(c)(4)
October 2014
Presenter | Overview of Corporate Practice of Medicine: Key Legal Issues
Summer 2014
Panelist | Tax Exemption and 990 Issues for 501(c)(4)s
April 2014
Panelist | HIPAA Breach Notification – Practical Tips
April 2014
Panelist | Tax Exemption and Related Considerations
July 10, 2013
Recent HIPAA/HITECH Enforcement Highlights
June 20, 2013
HIPAA Update for PR Professionals – What's New and What's Not
April 11, 2013
Affordable Care Act FAQs Panel Discussion
April 11, 2013
HIPAA Omnibus Rule Panel Discussion
July 3, 2012
State Claims Assessment and TPA Registration Law Issues
Megan  Hardiman


  • JD, University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude
  • BS, University of Illinois, with high honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


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  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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