Christopher J. Donovan is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their investors and lenders in mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, buyouts, and restructurings as well as advising on a broad range of commercial arrangements. Chris has particular experience in the health service, particularly post-acute, and life sciences sectors. He has a unique blend of deep regulatory as well as corporate and finance experience to bring to a transaction as a result of his consummating dozens of health and life science deals, both domestic and international. He is co-chair of Foley’s Health Care Industry Team, co-chair of the Post-Acute Care & Senior Housing Practice, and a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice.
Chris has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. He was recognized by the Legal 500 for his work in the area of health care – service providers (2014) and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in health care law (2017).
Chris has been named on the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America list in his respective area (Healthcare).
Chris earned his law degree from Boston College Law School. While in law school, he was a member of the Boston College International Comparative Law Review. His undergraduate degree was conferred, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.).
Chris has been a cyclist as well as a fundraiser for the Pan Massachusetts Challenge for several years. The PMC is an annual charity bikeathon that has raised millions of dollars for cancer research and is the largest single donor to the Dana Farber Cancer Hospital in Boston. He also played four years of Division I soccer for Georgetown University.