Alexandra Sumner

Attorney and Freelance Writer

Email agsumner@iu.edu
Address
Indianapolis, IN

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ABOUT

I'm an attorney and freelance writer who has a passion from explaining difficult concepts to an everyday audience. My practice areas include contract drafting and review, corporate governance, professional communications, business law, health law, risk management and compliance. I enjoy branching out into new practice areas and finding creative solutions to new problems. My colleagues would describe me as a driven, resourceful, and effective individual who maintains a positive, proactive attitude when faced with a difficult challenge.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

​Legal Counsel

Indiana Dental Association

09/2020-Present

  • Provided broad legal counsel surrounding a variety of health law, contract law, and corporate governance issues.

  • Drafted and reviewed several Endorsement Agreements, Group Sales Agreements, Utility Service Agreements, Software Usage Contracts, and general Purchase Agreements. Attended Board of Trustee Meetings and Annual House of Delegates Meeting.

  • Drafted corporate minutes, bylaws amendments, and resolutions. Presided over officer elections and committee appointments. Presented at Dental Continuing Education seminars on Embezzlement Prevention and COVID Infection Control Guidelines.

  • Served as Staff Liaison to and member of COVID-19 Task Force; drafted dental office "return to work" guidelines; served as legal counsel during negotiations to purchase N95/KN95s for oral health care providers.

  • Fielded 300+ member questions on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and CARES Act eligibility.

  • Participated in Indiana State Department of Health COVID response calls; reconciled American Dental Association guidance with state laws; updated members on changes in OSHA guidance and the establishment of the Provider Relief fund; and advised members of Small Business Association loan and grant programs.

Director of Public Affairs

Indiana Dental Association

09/2019-Present

  • Collaborated with Director of Government Affairs to develop healthcare policy strategies for enhancing Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement, rerouting state compliance funds toward a healthcare diversity program, and proper investigation and enforcement of consumer dental provider compliants.

  • Successfully secured $6,000 in national funding for a state public affairs campaign on dental insurance and upcoming healthcare legislation

  • Drafted 25+ weekly legislative alerts during the 2020 session and sent to 1500+ association members

  • Monitored, tracked, reviewed, and analyzed pending legislation related to healthcare, health insurance, student debt relief, and the dental industry.

​Law Clerk

Law Offices of Marc P. Katz

05/2018-06/2019

  • Assisted in document organization and assembly for 15+ corporate mergers: reviewed and curtailed metadata of assets being purchase and drafted Schedules supplemental to the main Asset or Stock Purchase Agreement. After merger was complete, compiled and organized all final Schedules, Addendums, Memorandum of Understanding, and final executed documents into corporate organizational binder and shipped to clients.

  • Prepared and submitted Secretary of State filings including: UCC Amendments, Articles of Incorporation, Official Name Change, Corporate Dissolution, Annual Statements, and Board of Directors/Officer Updates.

​Legal Extern

Indiana Supreme Court

01/2019-04/2019

  • Researched and drafted criminal transfer memorandum; drafted bench memoranda in preparation for oral arguments; observed oral argument proceedings; and reviewed and edited citations for publication of final decisions

EDUCATION

​Legal and Compliance Intern

Allied Solutions, LLC

05/2019-04/2018

  • Reviewed financial product and insurance service contracts including: Service Agreements, Provider Reimbursement Schedules, Third Party Contracting Services, Vendor Agreements, and Credit Union General Contracts.

  • Managed international licensing initiative: tracked insurance service license applications in nine Canadian provinces.

  • Consulted Senior Legal Compliance Office on marketing projects, including website review, publication of production information, and general promissory language.

  • Drafted internal staff memoranda with guidance and briefings on recently-passed legislation, regulatory updates, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Juris Doctorate

Robert H. McKinney School of Law

08/2016-05/2019

Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish

Valparaiso University

08/2012-05/2016

 

CONTACT

Email agsumner@iu.edu

Address Indianapolis, IN

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