Hannah E. Zaitlin

Senior Counsel


Hannah E. Zaitlin is a health care business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on advising providers and investors in the health care sector, including nonprofit and for-profit hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing and senior living facilities, and physician organizations on mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, entity formation and restructurings, corporate and non-profit governance, debt and equity financings, and commercial contracting. She frequently counsels clients on a range of health care compliance and regulatory matters, including state and federal fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, professional and facility licensure and change of ownership requirements, and payor/reimbursement issues. Ms. Zaitlin is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, “Navigating Physician Transactions in New Hampshire,” New Hampshire Bare News (January 2018)
  • Co-presenter, “Making the Deal: Navigating SNF Transactions While Avoiding Traps for the Unwary,” The New England Alliance Regional Winter Conference (January 2018)
  • Co-author, “Battling the Opioid Epidemic: A Legislative Update,” ACC Docket (October 2017)
  • Author, “New Hampshire Finalizes Opioid Prescribing Rules,” Health Care Law Today (February 2017)
  • Co-author, “HIPAA One Year Later: Is Your Law Firm Complying?” New Hampshire Bar Journal
  • Author, “New Rules Governing Wellness Plans,” New Hampshire Union Leader (September 2013)
  • Author, “Know the Law: Notifying Patients of Dissolution of New Hampshire Physician's Practice,” New Hampshire Union Leader (March 2013)
  • Author, “Federal Health Care Reform Aims to Ban Medicaid Reimbursement for Health Care-Acquired Conditions Beginning July 2011,” Healthcare Review (July 2011)
  • Author, “Mental Health Parity: Will the New Federal Law Place a Crunch on an Already Stressed System?” Healthcare Review (July 2010)


Ms. Zaitlin received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009), where she was the recipient of the Convocation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business and Commercial Law. She completed her undergraduate degree in sociology at Brandeis University (B.A., 2003), minoring in social justice and social policy. Ms. Zaitlin was captain of the Brandeis University indoor and outdoor track & field teams.

Affiliations and Community Engagement

Ms. Zaitlin is currently co-clerk of the Health Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She previously served as a member of the board of directors of the University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association and as board member and co-membership secretary for the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Zaitlin has completed the Leadership Greater Manchester program of the Manchester, New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2015); the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Hoffman-Hass Fellowship (Inaugural Class); and the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Young Professionals Leadership Academy (Class of 2014).


Ms. Zaitlin is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She is also admitted before United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.