I had recently been named shareholder at the firm in the litigation practice, but the economy was still recovering from the recession and I wasn’t as busy as I like to be. Together, my partner, David Aafedt, and I decided to create a new practice area focused exclusively on health care regulatory compliance and I wholly threw myself into it. I learned that there's no magic to developing a practice like that; just years of hard work, persistence, and the support of a great team.
The regulatory and administrative process can seem like a huge impediment to the goal of serving your customers and patients, whether in health care, insurance, or other regulated industries. I represent clients as they deal with federal and state regulatory compliance issues and provide counseling to proactively address issues before they arise.
I don’t see my clients as the current project, and then moving on to the next. I love getting to know each client’s business, weighing their strengths and weaknesses, and figuring out how to navigate the current and future landscape to help them grow and expand. When I do internal investigations or a contested case hearing, I use my background in litigation to dig into the facts, do discovery, review documents and interview employees to piece together not only what happened, but also to prevent any further issues down the line.
A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career
Behavioral Health Parity: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?
Co-author. AHLA Connections. Vol 23(4). April 2019
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2008-2016
Under 40 Hot List, 2016
Local Litigation Star, 2016-2018
Future Star, 2010-2015
"Dream Team" Leaders in Health Care Award
Minnesota Business, 2014
40 Under Forty
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2014
Up & Coming Attorney
Minnesota Lawyer, 2011
Associations & Memberships
Women's Health Leadership Trust
Board of Directors, 2014-2017
Board of Directors, 2011-2016
Hope Rocks Committee, 2010-2011
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Corporate Sponsorship Committee, 2011-2014
Medical Devices Group
Advisory Board, 2013-2014
University of Minnesota Minority Mentorship Program
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Development Committee, 2010-2012
Care Providers of Minnesota
Member, Regulatory Forum Committee