Valerie S. Rup

Senior Counsel

In complex healthcare transactions and regulatory matters, the path from point A to point B is rarely a straight line. A creative dealmaker with extensive in-house experience, Valerie Rup is the lawyer healthcare organizations rely on to negotiate complicated acquisitions, divestitures, affiliations, joint ventures, and commercial agreements. She also brings this same mindset to complex regulatory and compliance matters. While her clients are often concerned about resources and the bottom line, Valerie also helps them honor their ultimate commitment to delivering quality patient care.

Regardless of the size or scope of the transaction or regulatory compliance issue, Valerie prioritizes the clients' strategic objectives and goals; she feels most valuable when she joins the team on the front end to streamline processes and avoid unnecessary frustrations. Always aware that healthcare is an ever-changing industry constantly subjected to new mandates and regulatory oversight, Valerie is mindful of the limited resources and staffing healthcare organizations regularly encounter.

Valerie routinely counsels directors, officers, executives, and senior management on nonprofit law and corporate governance and is well-versed in the regulatory, reimbursement, real estate, and other business and operational issues that emerge in the many transactions she negotiates. Above all, clients value her broad, pragmatic perspective and her ability to collaborate to achieve creative solutions.

From her many years as in-house counsel, Valerie understands the challenge associated with instituting multiple unfunded mandates and the need to pivot as needs or circumstances change. For example, the COVID pandemic necessitated innovative programs and responses to patient care challenges, often requiring government officials' permission and consensus to implement. As outside counsel, she remains focused on using her legal talents to help support healthcare organizations improve patients' lives.

While in-house, I rotated regularly on-call 24/7 for a week at a time to help support patient care and provider needs. I now offer that same level of attention and client service at Dykema.
    • University of Detroit Mercy Law School, J.D.
    • Wayne State University, B.S.
  • Bar Admissions

    • Michigan
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law, 2024

    • Member, State Bar of Michigan

    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Member | Michigan Health and Hospital Association

    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association

    • Chief Counsel, Transactions, Beaumont Health

    • Regulatory Attorney, University of Michigan Medical School

Latest News and Insights

Press Releases8.17.23

194 Dykema Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 and Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch”

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 194 of its attorneys, in multiple practice…

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Legal Alerts2.1.23

FTC’S Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Clauses and Healthcare

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

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Press Mentions5.3.22

Valerie Rup Speaks to Bloomberg Law on How State Emergency Declarations Ending Might Affect Lawsuits Involving Hospitals

Valerie Rup was quoted in Bloomberg Law in the article, “Hospitals on Edge as States Scrap Covid…

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