Daniel C. Soldato


How do you achieve success for clients?

I make an effort to understand the client’s business objectives and to be mindful of those objectives in all aspects of my work for the client.



Daniel Soldato is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Health Care Service Team and focuses his practice on corporate services and regulatory matters for healthcare organizations.

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  • Represents hospitals and other providers in the sale and transfer of business assets and interests, including the sale of health care facilities.
  • Negotiates operating agreements, employment agreements and service agreements on behalf of various health care providers.
  • Represents dialysis providers in a number of regulatory, transactional and other matters.
  • Advises clients on issues arising from health care fraud and abuse laws, and the Stark Law.
  • Negotiates managed care contracts on behalf of hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers.
  • Counsels hospitals on regulatory and contract issues related to the 340B drug pricing program.
  • Represents hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physicians in challenges to overpayment claims by state Medicaid RAC auditors, including Ingenix (OptumInsight).
  • Assists hospitals and other health care providers in resolving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
  • Advises clients on HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
  • Develops charity care policies for hospitals and health systems based upon applicable regulatory guidance.
  • Advises a variety of clients, including medical device companies, hospitals and physician practices on state licensure issues.
  • Advises medical device companies regarding obligations under state and federal “sunshine laws.”
  • Assists medical device manufacturers in the development of corporate compliance programs, including HIPAA compliance programs.
  • Represents nephrologists in negotiating medical director agreements and joint ventures with dialysis companies.


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, 2007
  • M.Ed., University of Notre Dame, 2004
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002


  • Kentucky
  • Illinois


Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2018


  • Instructor, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Certificate of Health Law Program
  • Associate, McGuireWoods LLP, Chicago, Illinois, 2007 – 2011


  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Health Law Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Co-chair of the UK/CLE Kentucky Health Law Institute, 2020 and 2022
  • Notre Dame Club of Central Kentucky, Past Co-President


  • Co-Presenter with Carole Christian – “Lessons Learned and Changes to Expect After the Pandemic,” Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention, Louisville, Kentucky (May 2022)
  • Co-Presenter with Carole Christian – “Value-Based Arrangements and More: Recent Changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Regulations,” Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention (May 2021)
  • Moderator – “Current Health Care Compliance Trends and Concerns,” UK/CLE’s Kentucky Health Law Institute, Lexington, Kentucky (September 2020)
  • “HIPAA Overview,” Ephraim McDowell Health Compliance Week (November 2019)
  • “Moral Dilemmas and Legal Ethics for the Healthcare Attorney,” Panel Member, University of Kentucky’s Health Law Institute (September 2018)
  • “HIPAA Overview” and “Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute,” Ephraim McDowell Health Compliance Week (November 2017)
  • “Section 603 of the Bi-Partisan Budget Act,” co-presenter with Billy Hopkins, Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 2017)
  • “Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Review,” Ephraim McDowell Health Compliance Week (November 2016)
  • “Hot Legal Issues in Physician Compensation,” UK/CLE’s Kentucky Health Law Institute, Lexington, Kentucky (September 2016)
  • Section 501(r) Workshop Instructor, Kentucky Hospital Association, Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky (November 2015)
  • “501(r) Update,” Kentucky Hospital Association District Meetings, Madisonville, Hazard, Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky (October 2015)
  • “Section 501(r) Requirements for Charitable Hospitals: Challenges and Compliance,” Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 2015)
  • “Section 501(r) Requirements for Charitable Hospitals: A Review of the IRS Final Regulations Implementing Section 501(r),” Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention, Lexington, Kentucky (May 2015)
  • “340B Drug Pricing Program:  A Survey of the Program’s Past, Present and Future,” HFMA Kentucky Chapter 2014 Fall Education Institute, Lexington, Kentucky (October 2014)
  • “Catching Some Sun with CMS- Open Payments Reporting,” co-presenter with Kathie McDonald-McClure, Health Care Compliance Association, Mid Central Regional Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (November 2013)
  •  “Health Care Reform Update,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, HR Update, Lexington, Kentucky (June 2012)
  • “Health Care Reform Update,” Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, HR Update, Louisville, Kentucky (May 2012)
  • “Health Care Reform Law Update,” Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Health Care Services Team Seminar (April 2012)
  • “Medicaid RAC Auditor Program Update,” Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Health Care Services Team Seminar (April 2012)
  • “Proposed 60-Day Rule on Reporting and Returning Medicare Overpayments,” Louisville Bar Association CLE (April 2012)
  • “Health Care Reform Status Report,” Kentucky Society of CPAs Healthcare Conference (May 2011)
  • “Ethical Issues in Life Sciences, Medical Devices,” Chicago Bar Association CLE Seminar (April 2009)
  • “Life Sciences Sales and Marketing Compliance Update,” McGuireWoods LLP Webinar (March 2009)


  • “AHLA Kentucky Fraud & Abuse Law Survey,” Co-author with Billy Hopkins
  • “501(r) (u) (in) (compliance)?” Co-author with Rosalind Cordini, Louisville Bar Association BarBriefs, November 2013
  • “Developing a Compliant Approach to Industry Support for Research and Education in a Climate of Scrutiny,” Co-author, Health Care Law Monthly, February 2010
  • “AdvaMed’s Updated Code of Ethics and Its Impact on the Medical Devices Industry,” Co-author, Medical Devices Law & Industry Report, March 11, 2009
  • “Medical Device Manufacturers and Distributors in State Regulators’ Crosshairs,” Co-author, Medical Devices Law & Industry Report, Vol. 2, No. 18, September 24, 2008
  • “Out-of-network Payments for ESRD Care:  The National Renal Alliance Case,” Co-author, Nephrology News & Issues, July 2008
  • “Freedom of Speech, PDIIs:  A Recent Ruling in Maine,” Co-Author, Health Law 360, 2007