TF Asbury, PA, Jacksonville, Florida
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, Florida
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, Florida
Adjunct Professor (Legal Writing) (Jan. 2015 – June 2015)
The State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration, St. Petersburg, Florida
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, Florida
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, Florida
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.
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).
Proud father of two (2) children, Ethan and Katherine; Certified Human Behavioral Consultant (IACET); Youth Soccer Coach; Bronze Medalist (2011 Sunshine State Games, Judo); St. Pete Rock & Roll ½ Marathon (2012, finisher); and National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award (1991). I served in the U.S. Army from 1990 – 1992, received the National Defense Service Medal, and an Honorable Discharge.
Unique ability to identify logical solutions to challenging/complex problems; superb draftsmanship and an acute eye for detail, which makes analysis of contracts (and other documentation, policy, etc.) somewhat second nature for me. For example, prior to joining WellCare, I did not have professional experience working for a large public company, a Managed Care Organization, or a Compliance Department. Nevertheless, my varied experience and intangibles paved the way for an unsolicited promotion within 6 months to oversee WellCare’s most important government contract, the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). My Career Portfolio provides additional highlights and experience.