Milwaukee, WI 2022-Present
Advisory Services – Health Care Diagnostic Technology Start-Up Ventures

  • Identifies and monitors compliance issues relevant to complex medical technology issues
  • Informs business strategy refinement in view of the legal landscape in preparation for regulatory approval and financing
  • Facilitates efficient and effective use of specialized counsel on topics ranging from corporate governance, intellectual property, financing, clinical study agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, health care compliance, and international compliance topics
  • Serves as a patient advocate in areas of healthcare quality and safety on various committees for Children’s Wisconsin and Solutions for Patient Safety

Milwaukee, WI 2019-2022
Of Counsel (Health Care Practice Group)

  • Advised neurodiagnostic technology start-up company concerning legal and regulatory issues in
    preparation for financing transactions, including business entity selection and formation, factual analysis for the development of intellectual property portfolio and commodity classification, preparation of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and analysis of a broad range of health care and international regulatory compliance issues relevant to regulatory approval and eventual licensing of a diagnostic device
  • Researched and analyzed applicable healthcare regulations for a range of healthcare start-up ventures and for provider-payor disputes
  • Counseled providers regarding National Practitioner Data Bank reporting and related compliance issues

    Articles and Publications
  • Co-author, “COVID-19 Vaccination: Legal Landscape & Challenges,” Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 94, No. 2, February 2021, State Bar of Wisconsin.
  • Author (2021, Mar. 4). Corporate Practice of Medicine and Fee Splitting – Considerations for Telehealth Ventures. O’Neil Cannon Health Care Law Advisor Alert.
  • Author (2020, Oct. 14). Telehealth in Wisconsin. O’Neil Cannon Health Care Law Advisor Alert.
  • Author (2020, Oct. 28). Medical Malpractice Risk & Telemedicine Policies. O’Neil Cannon Health Care Law Advisor Alert

Menomonee Falls, WI Jan-Feb 2019
In House Counsel

  • Evaluated confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, corporate governance documentation, financing agreements, direct sales agreements, and construction contracts for a developer of solar photovoltaic + storage energy systems
  • Evaluated requirements for project development and finance in foreign markets
  • Participated in weekly project development meetings

Milwaukee, WI 2007 to 2009
Associate, Finance (Energy Industry Team)
Evaluated and managed corporate, development, regulatory, and project finance documentation for wind and solar power projects

  • Advised clients regarding the tax subsidies, grants, loans, and other programs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Evaluated risk associated with corporate restructuring proposals
    Articles and Publications
  • Author. (2009, May 19). FERC and DOE propose policies to Promote the Development of Smart Grid Technologies. Foley & Lardner Energy Industry Updates (April 2009).
  • Author. (2009, Mar. 26). American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009,” Business Tax and U.S. Small Business Administration Provisions. Foley & Lardner Legal News Alert: Taxation.

 Madison, WI 2005 to 2006
In-House Legal Department, Biotech Company

  • Facilitated communication between outside counsel and biotech scientists regarding the issues in dispute in several intellectual property cases.
  • Hired, trained, and managed an in-house litigation team for molecular diagnostic technology company.

Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX 2002 to 2005
Associate, Litigation (Health Care & Energy Industry Teams)

  • Evaluated compliance risks for companies operating in regulated industries, including:
    • Internal audit of a non-profit hospital’s compliance with over 30 federal, state, and private grants and clinical study agreements
    • SEC investigation into insider trading activity by officers of national health care services provider
    • Rule 2004 Examination concerning potential claims against the former parent company of the debtor ordered in a large energy industry bankruptcy proceeding
    • Legal research and analysis relating to the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and international commercial fraud
    • Developed a user-friendly internal legal audit framework for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance