2002-Present: Associate Attorney, Richard E. Segal & Associates, P.C., West Bloomfield
2000-2002: Assistant City Attorney, City of River Rouge. Contracted
through Martin E. Crandall & Associates, P.C., Dearborn Heights.
- Commercial litigation in a variety of circuit and district courts.
1999-2000: Associate Attorney, Cook, Goetz, Rogers & Lukey, P.C., Bloomfield Hills.
- Nuisance abatement litigation in Wayne County Circuit Court; real estate,
zoning, and planning matters; other municipal law matters.
1996-1997: Associate General Counsel, Great Lakes Health Plan, Southfield
- Work on a variety of corporate healthcare law and employment law matters.
1993-1996: Sole Practitioner, Ann Arbor
- Work on provider contracts; fraud and abuse; Stark I & II; and employment matters.
1992: Associate Attorney, Cox & Hodgman, PC, Troy
- Focus on divorce and family law, with an emphasis on division of property, money, and retirement benefits; custody and visitation disputes; and paternity suits.
- Healthcare and employment law.
Executive Management and Consulting Accomplishments
1983-1988: Assistant Hospitals Director, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
1979-1983: Hospital Planner, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor.
- Instrumental in negotiating over $1 million in supplementary funds from the Ohio
Department of Mental Health and the Lucas County Mental Health Board for a 25-bed
child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, clinics, and day-treatment program.
- Completed transfer to a $3.5 million digital telephone system and LAN and saved
future operating costs by bringing technical support in-house.
- Established the Eye Bank of Northwest Ohio.
- Installed a new patient food delivery system that both improved quality and saved
- Responsible for over 300 employees in a variety of professional and support
services in all hospitals at the Medical College of Ohio. Regularly interacted with a
wide range of people: food service workers, anesthesiologists, biomedical engineers,
hospital chaplains, and psychiatrists.
1983: Consultant, Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Market assessment and program development using multivariate statistical analyses,
focus groups, financial analyses, and analyses of technical literature. Example: my market
positioning study for the Department of Radiation Therapy justified spending $6,145,000
and avoided the need to buy two linear accelerators at a cost of $800,000 each.
- Cut in half a new Diagnostic Radiology program: assembled a negotiating team that
trimmed a Magnetic Resonance Imaging program from 4,500 to 2,400 net square feet and
reached agreement of all parties.
- Staff lead for obtaining Certificate of Need ("C.O.N.") approval for ten capital
projects totaling $28,400,000, including an emergency helicopter service.
- Analyzed and interpreted the operating impact of health planning laws and regulations
from state and local planning agencies.
- Replacement Hospital Project: functional and space programming for $285 million of
construction. Staffed the major design and strategic decision-making committee for this
construction. Facilitated work groups of physicians, other health care professionals,
architects, engineers, and other consultants in designing five medical departments:
Emergency, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Neurology, and Urology.
1979: Consultant, Catherine McAuley Health Center, Ann Arbor.
- Completed market study and C.O.N. application for replacement facility,
while employed at the University of Michigan Hospitals.
- Identified target population and performed cost-benefit analysis (using medical
literature research, operations research techniques, and statistical and financial
analyses) to save 20 to 45 lives a year through a county-wide Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation ("CPR") program, which, in its first 2 years alone, trained over
10,000 lay people.
1996-98: Independent Agent, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
- Commission sales of the most complete national pre-paid legal services plan,
which allows employees to access quality attorneys in a controlled system,
and which allows employers to reduce absenteeism and turnover and to increase
productivity and morale.