Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
  • Extensive travel throughout the United States and World.
  • Hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, learning Spanish, teaching and practicing yoga.
Professional Summary
Jessica Claire Jessica Claire
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Work History
, 03/2016 to Present
Bickford Senior LivingGurnee, IL,
  • Solo practice providing health care compliance & general counsel to small-mid size medical companies.
  • Founder.
  • Assist in all aspects of the creation, maintenance and daily operations of the compliance program.
  • Draft, implement, monitor policies and procedures specific to the Fraud and Abuse laws;.
General Counsel & Compliance Officer, 07/2010 to 03/2016
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  • A private orthopedic medical device manufacturer with a portfolio of products sold world-wide, headquartered in Massachusetts with subsidiaries in France and New Zealand (totaling 90 employees).
  • Devised (from scratch), implemented, and maintained the in-house framework for the legal and compliance departments.
  • Collaborated and strategized with members of the senior management team to provide relevant legal and business guidance.
  • Snapshot of duties include the following:.
Compliance Officer, 05/2006 to 08/2009
Maricopa County, ArizonaFountain Hills, AZ,
  • Wrote policies, procedures, forms, work flows, corporate codes of conduct, handbooks, and internal training materials incorporating the relevant federal and state fraud and abuse laws (including Federal Anti-Kickback, HIPAA, Stark and Sunshine laws) and AdvaMed best practices;.
  • Brief company on OIG opinions and updates;.
  • Created and conducted all employee, sales agent and physician training;.
  • Negotiated hospital purchasing contracts, advised on physician ownership and participated in negotiations;.
  • Provided day-to-day direction/advice to marketing and sales to ensure compliance to laws and policies;.
  • Worked with marketing and clinical departments in responses to proposals and reviewed marketing communication;.
  • Monitored organizational and sales agent activities to ensure compliance and identify areas of vulnerability and risk;.
  • Develop and implemented corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.
  • Small (4-5 attorneys) plaintiff- oriented litigation firm that specializes in professional liability actions, civil rights, personal injury, and intellectual property claims.
  • The firm focused on taking cases "most likely going to trial.".
Civil Litigation Attorney, to
Bickford Senior Living, ,
  • Worked as a litigation associate specializing in constitutional, medical malpractice and professional liability claims.
  • I handled all aspects of civil litigation, from case intake through final disposition, for a busy practice, often managing more than twenty cases in active litigation at one time.
  • Case management included: conducing client interviews, developing strategies, researching claims, responding and drafting all pleadings, and advising client on likely outcomes.
  • Discovery experience included taking depositions (including experts), propounding and responding to interrogatories and RFPs, and conducing discovery.
  • Significant writing experience includes: drafting pleadings and motion practice such as summary judgment, motions to compel, motions for sanctions and motions to dismiss, and three Appellate Briefs.
  • Successful settlements for over $600K for cases involving dram shop claims, negligence, and medical malpractice litigation;.
  • Assist with supervision and served as mentor to summer legal interns.
  • As part of my legal education, twice a year, I worked as a full-time law clerk as part of the "co-op" experience.
  • I choose to work at a variety of different types of legal practices to expose myself to all aspects of the profession.
, 11/2004 to 03/2005
Raley's And BelairYuba City, CA,
  • Non-profit organization aimed at eradicating human trafficking and slavery.
  • Helped to develop future legal program: researched and strategized policy initiatives.
Clerk, 01/1 to 12/2004
Bickford Senior LivingMarion, IA,
  • Drafted commercial sublease agreements, established LLC, PAC, HIPPA compliance requirements;.
  • Assisted with various employment issues including handbook revisions, non-compete clauses.
, 01/1 to 05/2004
Bickford Senior LivingBurlington, IA,
  • Clerk for Employment and Intellectual Property Partners.
  • Drafted memos re: derivative works of film, holder-in-due course and defended requests for increased benefits under California Labor Code 123 (a), OSHA compliance;.
  • Assisted with various employment issues including handbook revisions, non-compete clause;.
  • Co-authored article analyzing conversion disorder as a defense in carbon monoxide litigation.
Civil & Criminal Law Clerk, 01/1 to 11/2003
Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, ,
  • Focus on White Collar Crime.
  • Effectively drafted federal sentencing motion for defendant convicted of identity fraud;.
  • Drafted complaints & preliminary injunctions for Medicaid fraud cases.
, 09/2001 to 06/2002
Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America, STATE,
  • Initiated project on mandatory arbitration clauses, boilerplate arbitration and effects on consumers.
Director, 09/2009 to 05/2010
The Accent GroupCity, STATE,
  • Created, organized and sold short-term study abroad programs for MBA, EMBA and undergraduate students which included: travel itinerary, cultural and business visits specific to theme of the program.
Marketing/Sales Assistant, 10/2000 to 07/2001
Recoverycare.comCity, STATE,
  • Assisted with organizing and developing marketing & sales strategy while acting as the liaison to sales team.
  • Generated 20% of company leads by acting as company representative at trade shows.
Juris Doctor: , Expected in May 2005
Northeastern University School of Law - Boston, Massachusetts
Human Rights Law in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa: , Expected in
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Bachelor of Arts: English and Gov. Law, Expected in May 2000
Lafayette College - Easton, Pennsylvania
English and Gov. Law Licensure (law): Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit, Ct. of Appeals,
Gregarious, energetic and collaborative attorney with more than 10 years of diverse legal experience who strives to provide practical, solution-oriented advice. *Over seven years of substantial health care and general counsel experience. *Motivated self-starter, demonstrable throughout career (and life): for example: served as the first General Counsel for multi-million dollar medical device manufacturer, founded own law firm to help other "start-up" compliance programs, served as first civil/criminal law clerk for D.C. attorney general office. *Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills: successfully conducted trainings for 1- 100+ attendees, panelist for the American Conference Institute, able to juggle multiple priorities and personalities.

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