Lindsay J. McLaughlin


As the daughter of two attorneys, Lindsay attempted to stray from her family’s legacy when she majored in Spanish and philosophy – only to discover, during her semester abroad in Argentina, that her passion for public health issues made sense with a law degree.

Since earning her joint degrees in law and public health, Lindsay has acquired fantastic insight into the issues health-care clients are facing. She has a knack for breaking-down those complex issues and framing them so that clients can make the best decision for their business. Her goal is to move the project forward in a progressive way while also putting the client in a better position than they were before. Clients and colleagues appreciate the positive energy and enthusiasm Lindsay brings to any case or issue she works on.

When she’s not creatively solving problems, Lindsay enjoys visiting family in her home-state of Michigan and traveling with her husband to more remote destinations like Spain, Portugal, and Iceland. She also leads an active lifestyle, walking every morning with her two labs or moonlighting as a yoga instructor when she has the time. However, she manages to relax when she’s on the golf course, usually driving her husband around (rather than actually golfing) and indulging in the amazing Twin Cities food scene.

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Recognitions and Honors
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Community Involvement

Key Practice Experience

  • Health Care Regulation
  • State and Federal Insurance Matters
  • Health Care Reform and Policy
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Health Plan and Provider Contracting and Credentialing
  • Regulatory Investigations and Interactions
  • Health Policy Advisor for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Insurance Division

Key Industry Experience

  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Nonprofits

Recognition and Honors

  • University of Minnesota Journal of Law and Inequality Editor (2013-2014)
  • Dean’s List
  • Law School Endowment for Excellence Scholarship

Publications and Presentations

  • “A Change to Minnesota Law: Licensure of for-profit HMOs,” Minnesota Physician, June 2017
  • “The New 3R’s: Repeal, Replace & Repair; Healthcare Reform in 2017 and Beyond,” Minnesota State Bar Association Health Law Section, March 2017
  • “Reforming health care reform: A look at proposed options,” Minnesota Physician (February 2017) (co-authored with Stephen Warch)
  • “Pushing Women Away: Undue Restrictions on Insurance Coverage of Abortion under the Affordable Care Act and Minnesota’s State Insurance Exchange,” Master’s Project for the Division of Health Policy and Management, Spring 2014
  • “The Price of Failure of Informed Consent Law: Coercive Sterilizations of HIV Positive Women in South Africa,” Student Law Journal Article Publication, 32 LAW & INEQ. Winter 2014

Professional Associations

  • Ramsey County Community Health Services Advisory Committee

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Minnesota International NGO Network, 2015