May 3, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart in Chicago continues its growth with the addition of two prominent shareholders who previously practiced at the same firm before joining Polsinelli. Highly recognized in their respective fields, the new Chicago shareholders include Mary Clare Bonaccorsi, who led the health care and life sciences practice at her prior firm, and Donald E. Figliulo, who concentrates on corporate finance and securities for a wide variety of industries, including health care. Bonaccorsi and Figliulo have moved to Polsinelli Shughart together with six health care lawyers in St. Louis.

“Health care law and corporate finance and securities are core national practices at Polsinelli Shughart,” said Polsinelli Shughart Chairman Russ Welsh. “This significant expansion brings additional experience and depth to serve clients across the country and is part of our long-term, strategic plan to broaden our services in key practice areas and offices of our firm.”

With this addition of the Chicago and St. Louis attorneys, the multidisciplinary Health Care Group expands to 106 attorneys and senior policy advisors stretching from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. Bonaccorsi, who will practice in Chicago, has an national practice and advises clients on litigation, regulatory, compliance, and risk management matters. Her clients include home medical equipment suppliers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, surgery centers, and long term care facilities. She is excited about building the Chicago office and joining the sixth largest health practice in the nation.

“The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to emerging industries, including health care and life sciences, was attractive to our group,” said Bonaccorsi. “I look forward to collaborating with transactional and health care lawyers who have a deep and practical understanding of our clients’ business operations and legal needs, and am proud to be associated with such high quality practitioners.”

Figliulo, who will practice in Chicago, joins the national Corporate Finance practice group and focuses on transactions and securities law, corporate finance, business transactions and private equity. His clients include representation of consumer, industrial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology and the health care industries. His clients are both public and private companies.

“Polsinelli Shughart is dynamic, growing, and well-respected in both the legal and business communities,” said Figliulo. “We were attracted to the firm’s national platform and keen eye for simultaneously developing business and serving clients in a sophisticated manner.”

The Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart includes 63 attorneys who practice in the areas of health care, intellectual property, real estate, litigation, financial services, labor and employment, bankruptcy, corporate and securities and energy. Led by Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr, the Chicago office opened in 2006 and has attracted shareholders from large firms around Chicago. The lawyers and staff are deeply committed to the Chicago community.

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About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of health care, business law, financial services, real estate, and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.