Amee Lakhani

Practice Groups:

Medical Malpractice Defense

Healthcare

Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Civil Rights Litigation/Section 1983

Insurance Coverage

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, DePaul University College of Law, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts-Psychology and Biology (cum laude), Saint Louis University, 2003

Year Joined Firm

2016

 

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Amee concentrates her practice on civil litigation defense, with a large focus on the representation of healthcare professionals and organizations in a broad range of issues. In addition to defending professional liability cases, Amee counsels healthcare clients on issues relating to risk management, contracting, accreditation and licensure, policies and procedures, regulation and compliance, and fraud and abuse. Her experience includes serving as a Director of Risk Management for an Illinois healthcare clinic. Amee’s clients have included physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, mental health providers, nursing home caregivers, healthcare administrators, as well as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home healthcare services, networks, and other healthcare organizations.

Amee has represented insurance companies and their insureds in various matters involving coverage disputes, premises liability, homeowners insurance, auto liability, underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, as well as claims arising out of construction site issues. Amee's practice also includes immigration and nationality law, and she has appeared before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security.

Amee has been actively involved with the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, the American Society for Risk Management, the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, the Chicago Bar Association, and has conducted seminars on healthcare issues and risk prevention to professional groups and medical associations.

Amee joined Heyl Royster in 2016, after spending seven years with another litigation defense firm. She received her J.D., with a Certificate in Health Law, from DePaul University College of Law, where she was a published member of law review. During law school, she clerked for the Honorable Drella Savage of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Publications

  • “Federal Judge Blocks Rule That Would Ban Arbitration in Nursing Home Disputes,” Heyl Royster Medicolegal Monitor Newsletter (2016) - Read Article
  • "Timeshare Arrangements Exception to Stark Law Offers Opportunities in Rural/Underserved Communities," American Bar Association, Health Law Litigation (2016)

Public Speaking

  • “Penalty Flags: Case Update - How Do These Cases Change the Game Plan?”
    Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2017
  • “Physician Employment Contracts: What Doctors Need to Know”
    St. Alexius Medical Center 2015
  • “Effective Risk Management Practices”
    Northwest Community Hospital 2014
  • “Summary of Stark Exceptions and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors”
    West Lake Clinic 2013
  • “The Transition to Electronic Health Records”
    West Lake Clinic 2012

Professional Associations

  • Indian American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois