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Beth C. McClain

Phone: (312) 474-6030

Beth McClain, a founding member of McClain & Canoy, LLC, has more than 32 years’ experience in health care as both an attorney and clinician. She represents clients from virtually every sector of the industry, focusing most recently on accountable care initiatives. Her clients have included Fortune 15 health care companies, as well as state correctional health care facilities, heath care non-profits, and tech start-ups and investors, including prominent private equity funds and lenders. Her practice includes a special focus on regulatory compliance matters.

Ms. McClain's past engagements include healthcare acquisitions and capital markets transactions valued at more than $50 billion. She has also litigated or negotiated successful resolutions in investigations, voluntary disclosures and highly contested matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the HHS Office of Inspector General, whistleblowers, Medicaid agencies and state Attorney General offices.

Before entering the practice of law, Ms. McClain served as a commissioned officer and RN at Indian Health Service facilities in Arizona and New Mexico. That experience led to a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural richness of the southwest, which she and her family visit whenever they can. Ms. McClain is delighted to be resident in the firm’s offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., two of her favorite cities.


  • Stanford Law School, JD 1992, with distinction
  • Boston College, BSN 1983, magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania

Selected Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
    Vice Chair, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group (2008 - 2010)
    Affinity Group Leader (2006 - 2012)


John T. Boese, Beth C. McClain and Benjamin Hernandez-Stern, Healthcare Behind Bars: The Use of Criminal Prosecution in Forcing Corporate Compliance, 3 J. HEALTH & LIFE SCI. L. 93-131 (2009).

Tommy P. Beaudreau, Beth C. McClain and Karen Bloom, The Rise in Deferred Prosecution Agreements: What We Can Learn from the Government’s Increasing Use of DPAs, HEALTH LAWYERS NEWS, 6-13 (2008).

Beth C. McClain and Kerry Hotopp, A Prescription for Evaluating Health Care Deals, 15 BUYOUTS MAGAZINE (2007).

Michael Waldman and Beth McClain, Preventative Medicine in Health Care Deals: A Trouble-Prone Industry Challenges Buyers, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: THE DEALMAKER’S JOURNAL (2006).

Beth C. McClain, Am I My Contracting Partner’s Keeper?, 1 ABA HEALTH ESOURCE 4 (2004).

John T. Boese and Beth C. McClain, Why Thompson is Wrong: Misuse of the False Claims Act to Enforce the Anti-Kickback Act, 51 ALA. L. REV. 1, 1-55 (1999).

Beth C. McClain, Health Care Fraud Enforcement Developments, in THE IMPACT OF RECENT HEALTH CARE LAW DEVELOPMENTS, 7-25 (2009).

John T. Boese, CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS AND QUI TAM ACTIONS (3d ed. 2005 and 2d ed. 1999) (drafted and edited the bi-annual updates published between 1998 and 2005).