Core Values in Action

"Freeborn has five core values – integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment – that I hold as central to my work. Of these, a key focus is effectiveness: I strive to serve as the go-to resource, drawing on my experience to provide advice rooted in excellence."

David Kaufman is a Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP, and he serves as a key member of the Firm’s Healthcare Practice Group.

David has practiced health law for more than 25 years, representing a range of entities responsible for ensuring cost effective and equitable access to healthcare, including health insurers, physicians groups, and regulators.

David has significant experience in federal and state-level regulatory and administrative law gained through private practice as well as in the public sector, serving as General Counsel to the New Mexico State Corporation Commission, Counsel to the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance, and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Mexico.

Admitted to the state bars of New Mexico, New York, California, and Illinois, David’s prior experience in private practice includes work with national law firms in Chicago and Los Angeles, working on transactional healthcare matters and labor and employment issues, as well as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Before joining Freeborn, David served most recently as General Counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, where he was responsible for advising the company on regulatory and business issues in general and on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Professional Activities: 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements: 
  • Co-presenter, "Health Insurance Regulation –The Next Phase," Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Health Law Seminar Series, May 20, 2015.
  • Panelist, "Value Creation: The New Imperative in Healthcare," Illinois Health Lawyers Association, 32nd Annual Health Law Symposium, October 21, 2014.




J.D., DePaul University College of Law
B.A., Allegheny College

State Bar Admissions

New Mexico
New York

Federal Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Tenth Circuits