Melissa Szabad, a healthcare partner in McGuireWoods’ Chicago office, joined Regent Surgical Health on July 26, 2021, as Regent’s first general counsel. In this newly created role, Szabad oversees the company’s legal needs and will build its legal department. Her last day at the firm was July 16.
Szabad’s practice focused on regulatory and transactional matters for the firm’s healthcare clients and she served as outside general counsel to many clients. Her focus has been on ambulatory surgery centers throughout her career.
“I’ve had the pleasure of spending my entire career at McGuireWoods,” Szabad said. “The firm has been a home for me. I’ve learned so much from all of my colleagues and made lifelong friends here. It’s hard to imagine a career outside of McGuireWoods. I will really miss being a part of the firm, but I’m looking forward to continuing to work with all of my McGuireWoods colleagues — now in the role of a firm client.”
“For many years, Melissa has been an integral and invaluable part of our team and the firm,” said Chicago partner Holly Buckley, chair of McGuireWoods’ Healthcare Department. “Although we will miss working with her as a colleague, we are thrilled to see her move into this role with Regent and for the opportunity to partner with her as a client.”