Danielle Costello is a corporate health care attorney. She represents health care providers, including health systems, hospitals, physician practices and individual practitioners in their business and regulatory matters. She advises clients on affiliations and mergers and acquisitions, from negotiations and due diligence through closing. Danielle regularly counsels clients on corporate regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, privacy, and labor and employment matters. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a broad range of healthcare-related agreements.

Among her law school achievements, Danielle served as managing editor and business editor of the Wisconsin Law Review.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by her peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the areas of Health Law


Danielle has presented on topics ranging from HIPAA security breaches and cyber-liability, to merger and dissolution issues for nonprofits.

  • "HIPAA Breaches and Notifications," Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) Compliance Workshop, Springfield, Illinois, June 20, 2019


  • "New National Practitioner Guidebook Released," Health Law Alert, August 26, 2015
  • "Stark Law Violations Stemming from Improper Incentive Compensation Paid to Employed Physicians Result in $85 Million Settlement," Health Law Alert, April 7, 2014
  • "Alaska Settles HIPAA Security Case for $1.7 Million; HHS Reinforces Need for Adequate Policies and Procedures for the Safeguarding of ePHI," Health Law Alert, July 18, 2012
  • "DEA Approval Necessary to Act on Recent Amendments to Illinois Law Granting APNs and PAs the Authority to Prescribe Schedule II Controlled Substances," Hinshaw Health Law Alert, February 5, 2010
  • "CMS and ONC Issue Regulations Defining "Meaningful Use” of EHR Technology," Hinshaw Health Law Alert, January 19, 2010
  • "The Right to Make Informed Reproductive Health Care Decisions Regardless of Age: Maintaining the Focus on the ‘I’ in ‘I want to be One Less,'" 8 Wis L. Rev. 987 (2008)

Community/Civic Activities

  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
    • Council of Advisors
  • Family Counseling Services, Past Board Member
  • Boylan Catholic High School, Advancement Committee Member

J.D., with honors, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009

B.S., Purdue University, 2006