June 7, 2010

The national law firm of Polsinelli Shughart PC expands its Health Care practice with the addition of Attorneys Emily C. Tremmel and Heidi R. Slaw. Tremmel joins the firm as counsel, and will assist clients on corporate and regulatory matters. Slaw will practice as an associate and will advise clients on regulatory and compliance matters as they relate to transactions and operations of health systems.


Both Tremmel and Slaw have a broad understanding of issues affecting the health care industry, including the passage of health care reform, and are members of the American Health Lawyers Association. They join a team of nearly 40 health care business law attorneys at Polsinelli Shughart and are part of the firm’s strategic plan to grow the Chicago office.


“We’re committed to expanding the depth of our services in a way that will benefit our clients most,” said Managing Director/Chicago Anthony J. Nasharr. “The recent passage of health care reform will dramatically affect businesses in a myriad of ways. Clients need to be kept informed on how reform will impact their businesses as well as steps they can take to be in compliance with the new rules and regulations.”


Prior to joining Polsinelli Shughart, Tremmel practiced at Chicago’s McGuire Woods. Slaw worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as an extern in the Office of General Counsel and as an associate at Chicago’s Knell & Poulos law firm.


Tremmel focuses her practice on general representation of various types of health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, multi and single specialty medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis facilities and other health care industry entrepreneurs. She counsels clients on corporate and regulatory matters, including health care fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, general compliance, professional standards, governmental reimbursement, facility licensure and accreditation, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.


Tremmel earned her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs from Indiana in 1989. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys and the Chicago Bar Association, for which she serves as chair of the CBA’s Medical-Legal Relations Committee.


Slaw focuses her practice on complex health care regulatory and compliance issues as they relate to transactions and operations of health systems, hospitals, physicians and other health care providers and vendors. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.


Slaw earned her J.D. in 2007 from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University in 2002. She currently is a candidate for an LL.M Health Law degree from Loyola University.


Slaw is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

  • Impact of reform on health care industry
  • Health care regulatory and compliance issues
  • Interpretation and application of HIPAA and HITECH standards


Tremmel is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

  • General issues facing health care providers
  • Health care fraud and abuse
  • Corporate and regulatory matters


For more information contact:


Heather McMichael, Public Relations Manager, 816-395-0618,

Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900,


About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business litigation, financial services, real estate, business law, construction, life sciences, environmental and natural resources, health care, insurance coverage/bad faith, and labor and employment. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients regionally, nationally and worldwide, Polsinelli Shughart is known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters. The firm has 16 offices located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Denver, Washington, New York, Wilmington, Overland Park, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson City, Topeka and Edwardsville