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Sheppard Mullin Adds Corporate Healthcare Partner In Chicago

Sara Shanti Brings Digital Health, Data Privacy and Healthcare Regulatory Expertise

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Sara Helene Shanti has joined the firm’s Corporate practice group and Healthcare industry team as a partner in the Chicago office. Shanti joins from Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

“Sara is the seventh lateral healthcare partner to join us this year,” said Sheppard Mullin vice chairman Jon Newby. “Her expertise helping clients navigate regulatory and privacy concerns in areas such as digital health, artificial intelligence, mobile apps, and telemedicine further strengthens our capabilities in this dynamic area of healthcare. We’re thrilled she’s joined us.”

"Our Chicago office is dynamic and growing and Sara is an outstanding addition. Her unique practice, skillset and exemplary entrepreneurial spirit make her a great fit for us," commented Lawrence C. Eppley, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin’s Chicago office.

Shanti represents healthcare providers and technology companies in matters related to data privacy, healthcare regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions. She counsels clients on various data privacy and healthcare technology matters, including artificial intelligence, data security incidents, mobile applications, and telemedicine. Shanti’s experience includes advising clients on transferring data across multinational borders, implementing compliance programs, launching health applications, and responding to federal investigations and security incidents, including ransomware attacks. Her experience extends to consumer and patient rights, medical staff relationships, and transactional matters.

Prior to private practice, Shanti worked as a federal investigator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, managing a large caseload related to HIPAA and civil rights violations. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Before receiving her law degree, Shanti applied her degree in biology to medical research projects, concentrating on epigenetics and immunologic responses in cancer patients.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full-service AmLaw 50 firm with more than 980 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.  Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm's clients include almost half of the Fortune 100.  For more information, please visit


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