A solutions-oriented attorney with a 19-year track record of delivering innovative and strategic legal advice. Resilient collaborator with excellent diplomacy and negotiation skills who thrives under pressure. Licensed in the District of Columbia
· Business Organizations
· Compliance Program Management
· Contract Negotiation
· Corporate Governance
· Government Contracts
· Labor and Employment
· Mergers and Acquisitions
· Risk and Litigation Management
Serving as the General Counsel's right hand with the day-to-day legal affairs of a newly divested multi-billion-dollar company. Review and modify company's template agreements to align with best practices and new company standards. Re-establish the privacy and compliance program and serve as primary legal point of contact on incident response team. Key member
Oversaw the legal, contracts, procurement, privacy and risk management functions. Managed all litigation and outside counsel spend. Senior advisor to Board of Directors and executive officers. Collaborated with human resources regarding employee matters, labor union disputes and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Testified before City Council at public oversight hearings and liaising with various District agencies to accomplish the hospitals mission and ensure compliance with various laws.
Provided legal advice and guidance on various matters including compliance with HIPAA, FAR and employment regulations. Oversaw daily affairs of Compliance Program and Privacy Programs; Serve as General Counsel's right hand for litigation management, bid protests, corporate governance, acquisitions and complex legal matters. Negotiate business associate, teaming and subcontract agreements; Managed paralegal staff.
Protected company's legal posture from contracting phase to program implementation by negotiating contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and the company's healthcare provider network. Provided counsel on a variety of transactional, regulatory and compliance related matters throughout clinical trials and patient adherence programs. Partnered with executives to proactively identify and mitigate legal and business risks. Key member of deals team performed due diligence reviews. Provided counsel on employment matters; managed outside counsel.
· Received 2 Circle of Excellence Awards for negotiating largest agreement in company's history and for successfully serving as Interim Deputy General Counsel during corporate restructure.
· Appointed by Chief Compliance Officer as only US attorney from the company to serve on parent company's Anti-Bribery, Risk Management and Compliance Committees.
· Recognized by Deputy General Counsel as the company's resident HIPAA expert and trained both legal and non-legal staff on HIPAA, Anti-Kickback Statute and the Sunshine Act.
American Health Law Association, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Association of Corporate Counsel, International Association of Privacy Professionals
New York University, Adjunct Professor - Healthcare Law, Governance and Ethics 2021-Present
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