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Donna A. O

Donna A. O'Connor

Senior Counsel


  • Health Care
  • Hospitals and Health Care Systems
  • HIPAA—Health Information Privacy & Security
  • Biotechnology and Life Science

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Michigan, U.S.A.


Donna A. O'Connor is senior counsel in the Health Care Practice Group, resident in the Bloomfield Hills office. Ms. O'Connor represents health care clients with broad expertise in health system operations, compliance programs and investigations, state and federal health care regulatory law, physician compensation and contracting, complex transactions, anti-kickback and Stark law, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. 

Ms. O'Connor brings to the practice of law fifteen years of experience as in-house counsel and as a compliance officer for nonprofit and profit hospital systems, including as Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for a nonprofit health system and as Vice President and Regional Compliance Officer for a publicly traded health care company. In those capacities, she was responsible for hospital legal operations and compliance program integration following acquisitions by profit health care companies. Ms. O’Connor holds a certificate of healthcare compliance (CHC).

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1984


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1984,
  • Order of Barristers
  • Moot Court Board
University of Michigan Dearborn, B.A.,1981
  • High Distinction
  • James B. Angell Scholar
Areas of Practice

Biotechnology and Life Science | Health Care | HIPAA—Health Information Privacy & Security | Hospitals and Health Care Systems | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations | Physicians, Dentists and Non-Physician Practitioners | Physicians, Mid-Level Providers & Allied Health Professionals | Privacy and Data Security


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Dykema, May 2019

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