Summary

Significant legal, insurance, finance and compliance industry vertical experience.

  • Disciplines include healthcare reform, record retention, reinsurance, risk assessment, IP, commercial transactions and litigation in fast-paced companies
  • Fully familiar with strategic planning, project and contract management.
  • Extensive leadership ability by mentoring other consultants, managing customer and supplier expectations and relationships, and controlling risk and cost.
  • Admitted to Illinois bar in good standing.

Work History

Work History

Compliance Analyst

Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
Future Wave Systems, Inc

Compliance Analyst (CHRS certified) to ADP, LLC, providing consultative support through the Center of Excellence to Comprehensive Services to clients and associates.

  • Served as SME for Supported Comprehensive Services Relationship Management and Service teams and clients on complex regulatory and compliance issues, including but not limited to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Directly led and managed client engagements, presenting quality deliverables. 

Legal Consultant

Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
Galmont Legal for JPMorgan Chase

Legal Consultant to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Legal Department - Global Credit Card – Commercial Card Division, regularly advising senior business leadership regarding new products and services; ongoing and emerging legal, regulatory, operating and reputational risks; various federal, state and local legislative and regulatory efforts; and specific domestic and global transactions and operating practices, including deal negotiations and RFPs.

  • Contracts – Drafted, reviewed, redlined, negotiated to execution and worked closely with business partners on various commercial agreements in support of strategic initiatives, including vendor agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other commercial card agreements.
  • Developed and managed policies and procedures regarding contracts and commercial relationships, including development of appropriate form documents and clauses.
  • Processed contractual documents, both paper and electronic, obtaining appropriate business unit approvals.
  • Entered, tracked, aged and maintained contracts through various internal client SharePoint sites.
  • Established and maintained excellent working relationships with a broad and varying set of internal business and legal partners and outside resources.
  • Controls – Accountable for monitoring, tracking and reporting on regulatory audits. Ensure adherence to regulatory operations guidelines as well as other key internal controls for the assessable units.
  • Relationship Management – liaised with various levels of management across Product Operations including but not limited to Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, Audit, Legal and internal and external regulatory audit functions.
  • Participated in continuous process improvements and high quality standards with a focus on responsiveness to the internal/external customer and regulatory controls.
  • Participated in continuous process improvements and high quality standards with a focus on responsiveness to the internal/external customer and regulatory controls.
  • Ensured awareness and understanding of new and/or revised regulatory guidance. Communicated the same to line of business, including training if necessary.
  • Strong experience with Commercial Lending operations and products.
  • Expert understanding of the business units’ risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Established and maintained excellent working relationships with a broad and varying set of internal business and legal partners and outside resources.

Associate General Counsel, Legal & Compliance

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC

Defined, diagnosed, designed and delivered corporate transactional legal services; Provided legal risk assessment in support of commercial objectives; Advised on daily basis corporate governance, compliance and contractual matters to global employee benefits brokerage.

  • Developed and controlled overall functioning of Legal Department and contract management, automation and tracking.
  • Drafted, reviewed, redlined, negotiated and worked closely with business partners on various agreements to execution in support of strategic initiatives, including vendor agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, RFPs, RFIs, non-disclosure agreements and other commercial agreements.
  • Negotiated the terms and conditions in all contracts, ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions, as well as documenting, redlining and agreeing on any changes or amendments that could arise during its implementation or execution.
    • Reviewed, redlined, negotiated and revised all privacy, IT hard/software license, application and technology agreements from start to finish.
    • Responsible for final contract execution consistent with negotiated agreement, communication and change management.
    • Assisted in due diligence for firm merger.

Regulatory & Filings Manager

May 2011 - Aug 2011
AXIS Insurance

Regulatory & Filings Manager-UW Compliance in Alpharetta, GA Managed compliance team for the filing of company forms and rates, monitored issues/objections, led compliance efforts with business units to facilitate company responses & regulatory implementation.

Law & Regulation Analyst

May 2010 - May 2011
Zurich Fin. Group
Law & Regulation Analyst Final product review & regulatory analysis(all lines for P&C and A&H) and assessed contractual issues in Compliance/Legal Department.

Reviewer

Dec 2009 - May 2010
Kroll, DocuMatrix & Concordance
eDocument Reviewer Large-scale federal pharmaceutical litigation and NY securities litigation.

Regulatory Consultant

Jun 2007 - Feb 2009
Aon Corporation
Fortune 200 AonBenfield-AVP Regulatory Consultant Led regulatory projects and provided AML compliance and legal oversight, advice, research, consultation and support to AonBenfield's brokers and external clients. Identified regulatory risks and opportunities for federal and state agency projects in reinsurance, catastrophe risk and capital markets and property/casualty industry and facilitated strategies to address risks. Provided“ hands-on" compliance support for operations groups that required knowledge of all aspects of loan processing/servicing to include operational activities. Managed contract creation, redlines, execution, and analysis for the purpose of maximizing financial and operational performance and minimizing risk.

Counsel

May 2005 - May 2007
Aon Corporation - Law Department

Fortune 100 Comany.  Contributed full legal, litigation, e-commerce and life and health regulatory compliance services to marketing divisions of Combined Insurance Company[Combined Select Programs(vision, student health and PBM) and Worksite Solutions(B2B supplemental health, life and disability)] and Cananwill, Inc., a premium finance company(UCC, secured creditor bankruptcy filings, web marketing). Supported Compliance Department with AML suspicious activity and policyholder information program. Negotiated, changed, communicated, supported and managed all contracts and contract database. Developed, drafted, redlined, negotiated to execution and advised senior stakeholders for approval on complex multi-party multimillion dollar contracts: Commission & brokering agreements, marketing, purchasing, reinsurance, international commerce. Drafted and monitored Company and Agent loan agreements. Sales invoices, intellectual property, software license and technology, vendor procurement, leases. BAAs, CSAs, MSAs, NDAs, RFPs, SOWs.

Education

Education

J.D

John Marshall Law School

National Moot Court competitor.

B.A

University of Illinois

Political Science and History, graduated with highest honors.