They say "the unexamined life is not worth living," but in my opinion, neither is the one without humor, dedication, or challenge. Over the last few years, I have worked in a variety of sectors: spanning from a research assistant job at a University, to a compliance position at a financial services company, to (now) a Director of a nonprofit. I look forward to what the future holds for me, and would love to dialogue about the ways I could add value to your organization.
Director of Public Affairs, Indiana Dental Association
Sep 2019 - present
Served as Staff Liason to and Member of COVID-19 Task Force: drafted dental office “return to work” guidelines; served as legal cousel during negotiations to purchase N95/KN95 for oral health providers; collaborated with Indiana State Department of Health over several healthcare leadership planning calls; reconciled American Dental Association guidance with state laws; fielded member questions on Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act eligibility; 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.
Reviewed third-party endorsed provider agreements and advised senior management on terms to negotiate.
Collaborated with Director of Government Affairs to develop healthcare public policy strategies for enhancing Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement, rerouting state compliance funds towards a healthcare diversity program, and proper investigation and enforcement of consumer dental provider complaints.
Successfully secured 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.
Legal Extern, Indiana Supreme Court
Jan 2019 - April 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.
Law Clerk, Law Offices of Marc P. Katz
May 2018 - June 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.
Answered client questions and conducted legal research on general business, incorporation, non-compete practices, and asset purchase matters. Oversaw office filing and client management system.
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 and Compliance Intern, Allied Solutions
May 2017 - April 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 iniative, 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.
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2019)
Valparaiso University (2016)
Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Fellow (2016)
American Bar Association
Center for Professional Responsibility: New Lawyer Steering Committee Member
Health Law Section
Government and Public Sector Lawyer Division
Young Lawyer Division
Indiana State Bar Association
Health Law Section
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Young Lawyer Section
Indianapolis Bar Association
Women in Law Division
Second Helpings Food Pantry