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 AttorneyLAW SCHOOL CO
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
American Anti- Slavery Group – Boston, Massachusetts
Non-profit organization aimed at eradicating human trafficking and slavery.
Helped to develop future legal program: researched and strategized policy initiatives.
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: Northeastern University School of Law - Boston, Massachusetts
Human Rights Law in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa:
Bachelor of Arts: English and Gov. Law 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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Companies Worked For:
E.C. HANKS LAW, LLC
OMNILIFE SCIENCE, INC
HAINES & ASSOCIATES
LAW SCHOOL CO
American Anti- Slavery Group
Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc
Gordon & Rees
United States Attorneys Office
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
The Accent Group
Northeastern University School of Law
Job Titles Held:
General Counsel & Compliance Officer
Civil Litigation Attorney
Civil & Criminal Law Clerk
Juris Doctor : Human Rights Law in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa : Bachelor of Arts : English and Gov. Law
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