Kelly A. Leahy


Kelly’s past experience as in-house counsel enables her to give practical and effective advice to a wide variety of individual and institutional health care providers on the everyday operational aspects of the health care industry. She guides clients on corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, operational, and business matters enabling health care providers to limit potential liabilities while simultaneously meeting their short- and long-term business goals. Kelly often acts as outside general counsel to clients.

She has particular interest in assisting clients with strategic alignment initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, formation of new entities, and development of structures such as joint ventures, clinically integrated networks, accountable care organizations, co-management arrangements, and other affiliations to address evolving marketplace trends such as value-based reimbursement and industry consolidation.

On the regulatory side of her practice, Kelly regularly counsels clients on state and federal health law including the Anti-kickback Statute, the Stark Law, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA privacy and security, telehealth, and scope of practice issues. Her experience includes advising clients on a broad range of matters such as implementing Corporate Integrity Agreements, preparing responses to subpoenas and Civil Investigative Demands, government audits, submitting self-disclosures, making repayment to federal health care programs, drafting plans of correction, preparing compliance plans and policies and procedures, and licensure matters. Additionally, Kelly has extensive experience preparing, reviewing, and negotiating virtually all types of contracts in the health care industry such as third party payor and supply chain agreements.

Kelly’s clients include hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers, medical practices, doctors, nurses, ambulance companies, medical spas, and clinics, all of whom rely on her ability to anticipate a client’s potential needs and opportunities. Kelly’s deep understanding of the health care industry and general corporate law also enables her to serve vendors, consultants, and other partners of health care providers.


  • Capital University School of Law  (J.D., 1990)
  • Miami University  (B.S., 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Best Lawyers®
    • Health Care Law (2018-2024)