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. Hannah is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team.

Publications and Presentations

  • Interviewed, “Lawyers: Biden Unlikely to Expand Parity to Include Medicare, But Other Behavioral Changes Probable,” Behavioral Health Business (April 1, 2021)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19 Compounds Opioid Crisis and Treatment Gaps for Vulnerable Americans: Will a Biden Administration and New Congress Expand Medicare Coverage?” Health Care Law Today (March 3, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Forming Physician Supergroups: Structural and Regulatory Challenges,” Strafford Webinars (January 13, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Practice Valuation and Exit Strategy,” ROAMD’s 2020 Annual Meeting (October 2020)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19: CMS Publishes Explanatory Guidance on Stark Blanket Waivers,” Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (April 2020)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19: CMS Issues Temporary Blanket Waivers of Sanctions for Stark Violations; Health Care Providers Gain Needed Flexibility to Deal with Physician Arrangements,” Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (April 2020)
  • Co-author, “Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Services: Massachusetts Proposal Reflects Focus on Expanding Access and Coverage,” Health Care Law Today (January 2020)
  • Co-author, “340B Rate Cuts: DC Court Enjoins and Remands CMS’ 2018 and 2019 Reductions for Hospital Outpatients,” Health Care Law Today (May 2019)
  • Co-author, “CMS Recoupment Efforts Stopped by Court While Overpayment Appeals are Pending,” Health Care Law Today (July 2018)
  • Co-author, “Navigating Physician Transactions in New Hampshire,” New Hampshire Bar 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)


  • The University of Maine School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
    • Recipient, Convocation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business and Commercial Law
  • Brandeis University (B.A., 2003)
    • Sociology, minoring in Social Justice and Social Policy
    • Captain, Brandeis University indoor and outdoor track & field teams

Affiliations and Community Engagement

Hannah 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. Hannah 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).


  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire