Highlights of Compliance Analysis Consulting Services
Compliance Policy and Operational Research & Analysis
Is your company compliant ?
Let’s look at your present Compliance Program:
*Are you aligned with the FSGO Compliance Elements?
*Are you aligned with the industry best practices?
*How easily can your systems be hacked?
*Could your company pass one of my impromptu onsite visits?
Risk Management- strategic collaboration and analysis
Let's Assess and search deep for where your company is heading:
*What are the goals?
*Where is the company at right now?
*Where are the strengths?
*Where is the vulnerability?
*Who are your vendors?
*Who are your employees-High turn over?
Legal Drafting-Contract Administration
The Research, Analysis and Drafting (redlining/negotiating) of:
Paralegal Work: Don't hire that one just yet! Don't let your clients sign yet! Let's see if I can help on a freelance scale
*Legal Research: Case, Statute, Agency
*Background Research (Industry, Topic, Case)
*Need help analyzing and compiling data on Legally required registered brokers?
*Getting ready to get on the hook with the wrong broker? Did you do the research on them? "Babyboomer" or are your clients getting overwhelmed with all the information the broker is flooding you with?
*Contract Analysis, Negotiating/Redlining
READ BEFORE YOU SIGN- Yes the fine print. I know you may not enjoy reading or drafting a 250 page contract with size 10 font, but I do!
* Lending (Mortgage and Educational Lending)
* Energy Industry
* Agricultural Industry (EPA, DOA, CWA)
* Healthcare Industry
* PII, PCI, PHI, HIPAA
* Vendor Compliance
* HUD (42 USC 61)
*Mortgage Application verification
* SSAE 16
* Cutting Costs (that is for real not a slogan)
I sought out the compliance field. I worked hard gaining the education and experience it takes to ensure employees are abiding by policies and regulations and that companies are on the right path even if there is a self reporting event. It is imperative to not only have a compliance program, but to have a working one- to ensure it is working. I take pride in my hard work and producing results that helps other people and companies. I also enjoy the analysis and collaboration of identifying, anticipating and resolving problems. I want to know where things are going wrong and resolving to fix them and combining that with my ability to work autonomously and as a team ember really pushes a project forward and on point. I'm a forward thinking, strategic and analytical professional endeavoring to establish companies on the path to ethical business practices, ingenuity, and progress while aiding in corporate responsibility and thus an overall better place for us to live and work.
Did you know that proving you have a working compliance program and a business culture of transparency and compliance you will lessen the blow if something does go wrong? For example, a employee accepting kickbacks for contract awards with your company. Is this a "rogue employee" or is the corporate culture being cultivated by managers beefing numbers and personal gain right under your nose? If it is the latter you have a more serious problem than if it were just rogue employee and regulators don't shy away from presuming it is the latter. Yet, having a Compliance Consultant on your side for analysis and consult, as well as strategic risk management will even further lessen the chances of things going wrong.
Finally, we all know the bottom line guides the path for a lot of companies and I have proven to cut costs right at the source through vendor contracts and through ensuring compliance and risk management strategies. The concept of compliance departments and requirements of being expenses is a fallacy. Compliance saves companies big and small money in vast areas- more than any other department.
My Education and Training
My legal academe began at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia wherein I earned two Associate degrees in Legal Assisting (aka Paralegal Studies ) in 2001. One of my degrees is tailored to General Practice and the other is concentrated in Litigation.
After the financial crisis of 2007-2008 a few years of working as a Paralegal, I wanted further my knowledge base and open up more opportunities, as being a Paralegal at Eli Lilly really opened up the world to me! I enrolled and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelors of General Studies degree with minors in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Consumer Finance. At Ball State, I was able to combine the criminal justice, criminology and consumer finance degrees to concentrate on the study of white collar crime, as well as developing an interest in community policing and anthropology. My research and writing was used as a marker to grade other students papers in my Anthropology course; yes I am that good.
Towards my graduation from Ball State in 2013, I wanted to get advanced and specific education in regulatory rules and corporate laws, as I wanted my career to be concentrated in oversight areas to work with companies to ensure their compliance to help in some way to prevent another financial or branding disaster. Through the SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics) I found the MJ (Masters of Jurisprudence) Program at Widener University School of Law. I was accepted in to the rigorous program. I completed regulatory compliance concentrated program on 7.22.15 and have now earned my Masters of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law and my certificate in Regulatory Analysis and Compliance.
My Experience and Expertise
While all of my career experience has been in a legal capacity of Paralegal, Contract Administrator or Analyst, I began my legal career as legal receptionist/administrative assistant at a bankruptcy law firm (Roussos, Langhorne and Carlson, PLC) in Norfolk, Virginia. My introduction into the legal field there was enlightening and inspiring, as the partners of the firm were some of the best people I have ever worked with! Of course, it was L. Richard Padgett, Jr. who gave me my first opportunity as a paralegal in the real estate industry. I went from a green horn to managing residential real estate closings from the purchase agreement to disbursement. I can even balance a settlement statement manually- yes as in no software required (ok an adding machine will do).
As my career experience and education advanced, I have been fortunate to have worked for some of America's largest and most influential in their industries such as Eli Lilly & Co. (the global pharmaceutical company that developed Prozac® and CIALIS®) , JPMorgan Chase (from one of the Robber Barron's to our country's largest financial institution- also on a daily competition with Bank of America for this title), Sallie Mae, Inc. (America's favorite student loan lender), as well as Franciscan Alliance, Inc. ( A Catholic not for profit health care organization servicing the Midwest) as contractor in the capacities of Paralegal, Quality Analyst, and Contract Administrator. Again my research and legal writing were put to the test wherein I had to draft a vendor compliance policy program for SME (subject matter experts) and Business Owners to use for their vendors that were law firms from scratch. It surpassed expectations and was displayed against fellow colleagues who were lawyers.
Finally, as a former PFAC member for IU Health West Hospital on a two year term, I worked with executives and other members on various program implementation, compliance and quality assurance issues.