Kelly Wilson, JD, MBA

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Kelly C. Wilson, JD, MBA, is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer for University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where she has served as an in-house attorney since January 2003. Kelly also serves as Secretary of the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board.

In her role as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Kelly oversees the full range of legal and business issues facing a complex academic medical center that is also a public authority, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, patient care, labor and employment, intellectual property, peer review, medical staff, graduate medical education, privacy, mental health, electronic medical records, health information exchange, telemedicine, corporate transactions, contracting, EMTALA, regulatory and accreditation matters and open records/open meetings issues, among others.

Prior to joining UW Hospital, Kelly was a partner with the Chicago law firm of Grippo & Elden, where she had a diverse practice including sports law, intellectual property, labor and employment, general commercial litigation, business and insurance law. Kelly started her legal career at Lord, Bissell & Brook in Chicago, where she counseled a variety of Chicago-area hospitals and physicians on business and litigation matters.

Kelly received her law degree from Harvard Law School, and her MBA and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.