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Overview

Peggy’s attention to detail ensures that even the most complex contracts, transactions and corporate compliance programs run smoothly from start to finish.

Healthcare clients value Peggy’s wide scope of transactional experience. Peggy’s experience helping companies of all sizes with end-to-end transactions has given her a special interest in contract hygiene and maintenance. As a result, Peggy assists clients on a broad array of contracts and topics – large and small – including:

  • Purchase agreements, orders and terms
  • Services agreements
  • Software, hardware and other IT-related agreements
  • Subscription agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Affiliation agreements
  • Supply agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Divestitures
  • Integrations and restructuring
  • Contract management policies and procedures

She enjoys working closely with clients to collect and streamline contract reviews and large volumes of contract data. On behalf of clients, Peggy customizes process management systems using frameworks, policies and contract templates. She reviews clients’ existing systems and suggests best practices for proactively and cost-effectively handling contract review and corporate data.

She has also navigated a variety of deals, both big and small, including sophisticated billion-dollar deals as in-house corporate counsel for a national manufacturer and transactions for healthcare systems and groups launching, maintaining or growing their business. Peggy is appreciated for her ability to see both the details and the big picture, allowing healthcare clients to focus on patient care while she acts as a legal business partner.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., University of Michigan
    • with distinction

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Health Law Association (AHLA)
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Experience

Healthcare Contracting and Transactions

  • Provided contract analysis, advice and contract management support to health systems.
  • Advised in-house legal teams and clients on contract management system software services and methods for selecting, implementing and maintaining such software.
  • Advised in-house legal teams and clients on contract intake, review and life-cycle management of large volumes of contracts.
  • Guided healthcare system in purchase of orthopedics practice.
  • Assisted healthcare system in purchasing two clinics.

Other Transactions

  • Guided Fortune 500 diversified U.S. manufacturer through all phases of $1.4 billion acquisition of auto care products, allowing company expansion and addition of new product line.
  • Navigated Fortune 500 U.S. company through $2 billion divestiture of one of multiple manufacturing arms that comprised operations.
  • Navigated Fortune 500 U.S. company through cash ($938.7 million) and stock (5.3 million shares) sale of one of multiple manufacturing arms that comprised operations.
  • Implemented integration of Fortune 500 diversified U.S. manufacturer with controlling shareholder.
  • Handled international due diligence and negotiation for Fortune 500 diversified U.S. manufacturer prior to global restructure, including vetting tax, human resources, marketing, sales and financial matters.

Compliance

  • Developed contract management review procedures and contract templates and provisions for efficient and consistent review of contracts for auditing purposes.
  • Researched, drafted, reviewed and negotiated due diligence documents and agreements including those pertaining to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare and Medicaid, and fraud and abuse regulations.
  • Developed corporate compliance policies, procedures and training, including business code of conduct and ethics, supplier code of conduct, anti-corruption and privacy/data protection.
  • Assisted with corporate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) filings and documents.
News Releases | January 13, 2020
Husch Blackwell Lands Two Healthcare Groups in Wisconsin

“That two prominent groups of lawyers from two different firms see the same potential and opportunity at Husch Blackwell speaks volumes about our firm’s commitment to Madison and the larger Wisconsin market,” said Paul Eberle, Husch Blackwell’s Chief Executive.

Outside the Office

Dance parties, workout sessions, Baby Shark and League: Peggy spends her free time having fun with her husband and toddler.

Peggy and her husband, Carl, who is on the faculty of the Wisconsin School of Business, stay busy with their active daughter, Addy. The family enjoys cheering for a variety of University of Wisconsin teams and being outside, whether it’s sunny or snowy. From board games to League of Legends, Peggy and Carl always enjoy a good co-op game together. Peggy is also an avid baker and runner and enjoys lifting weights and reading all sorts of books, usually three or four at the same time.

Community Leadership
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • American Diabetes Association, Past Board Member

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