Judith S. Sherwin


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    550 West Adams Street
    Suite 300
    Chicago, IL 60661

Judith Sherwin is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Practice. Ms. Sherwin has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She is also a member of the Leading Lawyers Network in the category of Healthcare.

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Published Opinions

  • Kaiser v. MEPC American Properties, Inc., 164 Ill. App. 3d 978, 518 N.E.2d 424, 115 Ill. Dec. 899 (Ill. App.) 2nd Dist., Dec 18. 1987)(NO. 87-1094)
  • Paramount Health Systems, Inc. v. Wright, 907 F.Supp. 1212, 49 Soc.Sec.Rep.Serv. 742, Med & Med GD (CCH) P43,988 (N.D.Ill., Dec 01, 1995)(NO. 95 C 1620), 1983
  • People v. Gurell, 98 Ill. 2d 194, 456 N.E.2d 18, 74 Ill. Dec. 516, October 04, 1983
  • Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled v. Quinn 2013 WL 3287145, 2013 WL 3776862

Legal Experience

  • Extensive work in HIPAA compliance including drafting and review of compliance plans, Business Associate agreements, counseling on potential data breaches and mandatory statutory and regulatory notification.
  • Contract review for Stark and Anti-Kickback issues as well as drafting and monitoring of corporate health care compliance plans relating to corporate governance of health care organizations.
  • Audit review of Medicare and Medicaid and administrative review relating thereto.
  • Served as lead counsel in preparation and implementation of compliance plan for fifty facilities and five state long-term care organizations.
  • Served as lead counsel on class-action suit on behalf of providers of Medicaid services in Illinois, challenging Medicaid reimbursement scheme in U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Served as lead counsel for securitization on receivable financing of $40 million for 15-facility nursing home chain.
  • Served as lead counsel for securitization on mortgage financing of $120 million for 20- facility nursing home group.
  • Special counsel to ten medical providers in Illinois Court of Claims case to recover interest payments under the State Prompt Payment Act; decided in favor of providers: Garden View, et al. vs. State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Aid, No. 03 CC 4059.
  • Special counsel to Voice of the Retarded (VOR) and approximately 250 objectors for successfully defending in federal court entry of consent decree and class certification to ensure choice for developmentally disabled persons in the State of Illinois.
  • Served as lead counsel for 2500 objectors/intervenors in Ligas v. Hamos in Northern District of Illinois resulting in consent decree involving private developmentally disabled residents and placement choice in Illinois.
  • Lead counsel on acquisition and formation of operating entities for long term care facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana
  • Lead counsel on HUD financing matters for acquisition and receivable financing for long term care facilities
  • Served as lead trial and appellate counsel in Illinois League of Advocates of Illinois v. Illinois Department of Human Services involving declaratory and injunctive relief in class action brought by guardians and residents of State Operated Developmental Facilities to prevent closure of facilities.
  • Special Counsel to Illinois League of Advocates of Illinois on on-going legal issues and negotiations with state agencies relating to guardians rights in the treatment of their wards through Medicaid entitlement programs and regulations
  • Lead counsel on defense of False Claims Act civil suit against major Illinois Hospice Client including defense of Civil Investigative Demand, coordination of criminal counsel, negotiation with US Attorneys’ office and Office of the Inspector General of state of Illinois and Inspector General of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Defense of providers (physicians, nursing homes, hospice, home health agencies) in regulatory matters including potential termination of provider agreements
  • Defense of CMS and state audits of provider claims in both Medicare and Medicaid audit proceedings
  • Lead counsel on internal investigations to respond to complaints, Civil Investigative Demands, whistleblower employee matters
  • Corporate formation, operational set-up and licensure of hospice and home health agencies in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and Indiana

Professional Presentations

  • "Corporate Governance and Ethical Issues," Panelist, Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Washington, DC, October 2013
  • "Legal Ethics in Illinois," Presenter and Moderator, Lorman Educational Services, Chicago, May 2013
  • "Surveys - Licensure and Enforcement" in Long-Term Care Litigation (Illinois Institute for Continuing Education, 2013)
  • "Ethics of Internal Investigations" for Lorman Educational Services Legal Ethics Seminar, Chicago, May 2012



Central District of Illinois

United States Supreme Court

Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar

United States Tax Court


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the State of Illinois, Inquiry Board from 1988 to 1994, Hearing Panel from 1991 to 1994​
  • Jewish Family and Community Service, Member of the Board of Directors, 2004-2006
  • Council for Jewish Elderly, Member of the Board of Directors, 2007
  • Project LEAP (Legal Elections in All Precincts), Founder
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL
    • "Religious Liberty: The First Amendment and Religion"
    • Business and Corporate Governance Program, Masters of Jurisprudence Program
    • "Legal Research Writing"
    • "Legal and Business Ethics"
  • Adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School, 1992–1995
  • Adjunct professor in Political Science; Oakton Community College, 1986–1990
  • Adjunct professor, Spertus Institute, 1998, 1999, 2000


John Marshall Law School

Juris Doctor, 1978

University of Chicago Divinity School

Master of Arts in Religious Studies, 2011

University of Chicago

Master of Liberal Arts, 2005

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology, 1972

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