CV/Resume

Asbury Law, Jacksonville, FL
Attorney (Jan. 2014 – Present)

Practice areas include business law, contract compliance, litigation, administrative law, estate planning, and probate.

Memberships/Affiliations: Florida Bar Association; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; American Bar Association; Jacksonville Bar Association; Wharton Alumni Network; First Coast Penn Alumni Club Steering Committee; University of Pennsylvania Alumni Admissions Committee; Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville, Board of Directors; Salvation Army, Volunteer; and Independent Living Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.

Presentations: Florida Bar: Probate Process from Start to Finish, Jacksonville, FL (02/24/05; 02/25/05; 09/27/06).

WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Tampa, FL
Regulatory Counsel, CIA Reg. Counsel (Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2013)

As one of only two compliance attorneys for a Fortune 500 company, I provide legal advice and analysis on various regulatory and compliance matters relating to federal and state healthcare laws, OIG requirements, WellCare’s CIA, government programs, FWA, investigations, HIPAA, self-disclosures, and oversight/monitoring of FWA investigation disclosure log; Member of Global Policy & Procedure Committee; and management of outside counsel.

Overall demonstrated success in developing and implementing compliance programs across the company, maintenance of compliance and risk assessment programs, and oversight of the compliance investigations; Managing a team of compliance specialists seated in various business functions; Monitoring and auditing activities in strategic compliance risk areas; and working closely with other members of all business units and the Legal Dept. to ensure compliance.

Florida Coastal Law School, Jacksonville, FL
Adjunct Professor (Legal Writing) (Jan. 2015 – June 2015)

State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration, St. Petersburg, FL
Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
(June 2009 – Dec. 2011)

Lead prosecutor, providing legal advice and representation on all legal matters including but not limited to licensure and regulation of all state-regulated healthcare facilities. Successfully litigated hundreds of DOAH cases; Practice concentration in litigation and regulatory compliance oversight in healthcare and administrative law; Performed bill analysis for the Governor’s Office in conjunction with Legislative Affairs; One of two AHCA attorneys who drafted and provided counsel for Emergency Suspension Orders and Moratoriums on behalf of the State of Florida.

Cases: State of Fla., Ag. for Health Care Admin. v. Avalon’s Assisted Living, LLC and Avalon’s Assisted Living II, LLC, Case Nos. 10-0528, 10-1672, and 10-1673 (DOAH Jan. 31, 2011), 2011 WL 823495 (Florida’s first case addressing “demonstrated pattern of deficient performance” standard under § 408.815, Fla. Stat.).

Teen Challenge of Florida, Inc., Lakeland, Florida
Executive Director of Nonprofit (June 2007 – June 2009)

Oversight of all aspects of this healthcare facility, including legal compliance, implementation of best practices, change management, reorganization, revising policies and procedures, and related training to facilitate patient-focused modality; Ultimate responsibility and oversight of operations, profitability and outcomes; and administration of a $1 million budget.

Asbury & Bullock, PA, Jacksonville, FL
Attorney, Managing Partner (June 2002 – June 2007)

Practice areas included litigation (lead attorney prevailing in will contest), appellate services and oral arguments before the District Court of Appeal, real estate, estate planning/probate, corporate law, health care law, and medical malpractice; Represented diverse spectrum of physician groups; Licensed title insurance agent for First American, Commonwealth LandAmerica and Chicago Title; Lecturer for the National Business Institute.

NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars, LTD), Jacksonville, FL
Webmaster (June 1997 – Oct. 1998)
Maintained the official website of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Awards: PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites, @d:tech Best of Show, Snap! BEST of the Web.

EDUCATION

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Economics (1996).

Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctorate (2001).

Honors: Moot Court Board, Moot Court Team and Honor Court Clerk.
Law Review: Alternative Sentencing Theory, 3 Fla. Coastal L. J. 41 (2001)