ALUMNI PROFILE Theresa Cross (LLM ’19)
Theresa Cross (LLM ’19) changed careers, thanks to Loyola’s Master of Laws in Health Law program
After working in family law and criminal defense for years, Theresa Cross (LLM ’19) wanted a career change. She dove back into her original law interest: health law. To gain the knowledge for a professional pivot, she pursued Loyola University Chicago’s LLM in Health Law and now enjoys a thriving career as an associate in the Health Care and Professional Associations Group at Vedder Price.
WHAT DO YOU DO? I work as a transactional and regulatory healthcare attorney. What that means is I assist healthcare entities with merger and acquisition transactions. These transactions can include representing the buyer or seller of a hospital or healthcare practice. Because healthcare is such a regulated industry, I also assist clients in complying with the numerous rules and regulations to avoid any criminal penalties and civil liabilities. When we analyze an entity for a potential transaction, we also need to analyze whether the entity is in compliance with the numerous healthcare rules and regulations. If the entity is not in compliance, that would be something we would need to address before the deal can close.
The other big piece of my job is assisting professional trade association with any of their general counsel legal needs such as reviewing numerous types of agreements and assisting with corporate governance matters.