Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs

Practice Areas: Antitrust, Business Transactions, Corporate Governance, Finance, Healthcare.

Assistant: Britt Malm-Grightmire

Christy M. Gudaitis, JD, serves as Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs for Duke University and Health System Counsel for Duke University Health System. She has practiced health care law for more than 35 years and has been a member of the Office of Counsel for Duke University and Duke University Health System since 1999. Gudaitis joined Duke as Duke Health expanded to include Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, and she has provided legal counsel in the transactions and financings that have expanded to reach and breadth of Duke Health on its Durham campus and beyond since that time.  Gudaitis’ legal expertise includes health care regulations, corporate governance, contracts, acquisition and affiliation transactions, compliance and financing. 

Prior to joining Duke, Gudaitis worked in the legal department of a large NC health system.  Gudaitis has also been a partner in a prominent international law firm where she specialized in health care, business transactions and corporate law.