Awards & Recognition
July 31, 2017
Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago

From Crain's Chicago Business

Mary Clare Bonaccorsi is a highly accomplished litigator serving clients in the healthcare and life sciences industries. This year, she was named managing partner of Polsinelli's Chicago office, one of firm's largest. Bonaccorsi serves clients as a strategic advisor supporting general counsels, CEOs, compliance officers and boards of directors. She has successfully handled several recent high-profile cases, including as lead defense counsel for BioScrip Inc. in U.S. ex Rel. Kester v. Novartis et al. She achieved a favorable settlement of all claims brought against the specialty pharmacy in the amount of $15 million, with no admission of liability and no corporate integrity agreement, where a similarly situated specialty pharmacy settled for $60 million and a manufacturer defendant settled for $390 million. She led the negotiations on behalf of her client, a publicly traded healthcare company, with the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and 35 state Medicaid programs. The high-profile case was widely covered by the press, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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