Attorneys - ​Kerri L. McBride

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​Kerri L. McBride

Phone: (312) 474-6030


Health Law
Information Privacy & Security

Kerri McBride is Counsel at McClain & Canoy, LLC. Ms. McBride is a seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of experience, including more than 15 years as in-house counsel for government and private entities. Ms. McBride’s practice emphasizes contract drafting, review and negotiation, as well as advising clients on their regulatory obligations, including HIPAA and HITECH obligations and state insurance requirements. Ms. McBride enjoys the challenge involved in handling a variety of different matters for her clients. Ms. McBride is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Before joining McClain and Canoy, Ms. McBride was general counsel for the Illinois Health Information Exchange Authority, the state agency tasked with implementing electronic exchange of records between medical providers and payors. She handled all legal needs of the agency, from data privacy and protection to ethics and compliance to contract development and negotiation. She also worked closely with stakeholders to draft legislation facilitating health information exchange. Before working at the State, she was Senior Counsel for a large third party claims administrator, where she provided advice on data privacy and security and worked closely with the IT department to implement necessary protections. She also handled a wide variety of contracts, including IT and client service agreements.

When she’s not protecting health information or securing data privacy, Ms. McBride is an avid reader, primarily mystery and suspense. She also enjoys traveling with her family.


  • Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, JD 1992, with honors
  • University of Illinois, BA 1985

Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois

Selected Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Village of Forest Park Zoning Board of Appeals, 2016 - Present
  • St. Giles School Board of Specified Jurisdiction, 2009 - 2014
    • Board Member, 2009 - 2012
    • Chair - Development Committee, 2011 - 2012
    • Chair - Athletic Committee, 2012 - 2014