David Klatsky is general counsel of Premier Inc. and leads the organization’s legal and compliance initiatives. Prior to joining Premier, Klatsky was a partner in the health practice group of global law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP (MWE). His tenure at MWE included working extensively with Premier and its affiliate companies, and serving as Premier’s chief outside counsel for nine years.
A nationally recognized healthcare legal expert, Klatsky helped lead Premier through its initial public offering and corporate restructure. His 26-year career has included advising Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms and for-profit and tax-exempt healthcare services clients on the transactional and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in the healthcare sector. Klatsky also has acted as the lead lawyer in a broad cross section of health industry transactions, and as a speaker regarding health reform, accountable care and healthcare transactional techniques.
A graduate of Brown University, Klatsky earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California—Los Angeles School of Law. He has been ranked by Woodward White as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for four consecutive years