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I'm a corporate, transactional and regulatory lawyer at Williams Mullen, a full service legal and governmental affairs firm of over 300 attorneys and professionals with offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina.  My practice is national in scope and is focused on providing counsel to payers, providers and other industry participants in the health/managed care and long term care sectors. I also specialize in representing clients that are active in other areas of the insurance industry, including property & casualty insurance, life insurance, reinsurance, captive insurers, self-funded plans, viaticals/life settlements, third party administrators, and insurance producers, among others.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 34%
    5 years
  2. Insurance: 33%
    5 years
  3. Business: 33%
    5 years

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Optima Health

4417 Corporation Ln #150
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462


VAAuthorized to practice law201103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
MS Leadership AwardNational Multiple Sclerosis Society2010
Forty Under 40Central Penn Business Journal2009
Top Lawyer Under 40Hispanic National Bar Association2009
BIGS Society Inaugural ClassBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region2009
Graduate - Community Leadership SeriesLeadership Harrisburg Area2007
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Secretary of the Navy1999
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalUnited States Secretary of the Navy1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySaul Ewing2005 - 2010
AttorneyEckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott2002 - 2005
Special Operations Officer (Deep Sea Diving & Salvage)United States Navy1992 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Health Lawyers Association, Accountable Care Organization Task ForceMemberN/A
Healthcare Financial Management AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Medical Group Management AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State Bar, Business & Health Law SectionsMemberN/A
Virginia Bar Association, Business & Health Law SectionsMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Health Law and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice SectionsMemberN/A
Hispanic National Bar AssociationDeputy President, Region V (DC, MD, VA & WV)N/A
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside Business (The Experts – Health Care Reform Column)Guidance for Accountable Care Organizations2011
Long Term Care AlertAccountable Care Organizations (ACOs): A Quick Summary of 400 Pages of Regulations2011
Health Care AlertTo Participate or Not to Participate: Federal Agencies Issue Proposed Guidance on Accountable Care Organizations2011
MediNews Magazine (a publication of the MD MGMA)Physician Practices Participating in Medicare Can Expect Significant Changes Under the New Federal Health Care Reform Law2010
Insurance AlertIssues and impacts – What’s to come now that federal health care reform has been signed into law2010
Insurance AlertCongress nears the finish line for passage of comprehensive federal health care reform2010
Insurance and Health Law AlertFederal health care reform – What can we expect?2009
Portfolio Media (Law360)Effects Of New Pa. Legislation On Health Care Costs2008
Real Estate Finance JournalSignificant Changes Accompany Two-Year Extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 2006
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)The Use of Credit Scoring for Insurance Rating and Underwriting2006
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Highlights of Insurance Receivership Proceedings and Guaranty Associations' Claims Coverage in Pennsylvania2005
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Bail Out or Not – Case Analysis on Direct Relief for Policyholders from Reinsurers when Court Found Insurance Carrier Insolvent, M. Diane Koken, Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Legion Insurance Company, 831 A.2d 1196 (Pa. Cmwlth. June 26, 2003)2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of VirginiaEnvironmental SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Member MeetingWhat Employers and Consumers Need to Know about the Federal Healthcare Reform Law2011
The Presidents' ForumHealthcare Reform – Business Implications2010
14th Annual Insurance InstituteIssues and Developments Surrounding Securitization of Life Settlements2010
Physicians SeminarHealth Care Reform and Its Impact on Your Practice2009
Hot Topics in Insurance SeminarTrends in Healthcare & Insurance Regulatory Reform2009
15th Annual Business Lawyers' InstituteTrends in Healthcare Benefits2009
WebinarCompliance Challenges in Marketing Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans: Understanding the New Rules for the 2009 Marketing Season2008
In-House Legal Department SeminarOverview of Insurance Regulatory Issues2008
Webinar"You Bet Your Life - The Secondary Market for Life Insurance" - Regulation of Life Settlements - Issues and Developments2007
Privacy Law IssuesFinding Facts Online - Law Firm Perspective2003