Elizabeth Shea Joins Growing Porzio Compliance Services

Elizabeth Shea, former Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, is joining the law firm of Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) as Of Counsel, focusing her practice in the area of health care and human services compliance and regulations at the federal, state and local levels.  Shea, whose career has spanned all areas of health care management and public policy, will also oversee a new health care and human services division in the law firm’s subsidiary, Porzio Compliance Services, LLC (PorzioCS).

“We have built a strong reputation in compliance advice, in the life sciences industry and beyond,” said Vito A. Gagliardi, Managing Principal of the firm. “With the addition of Liz Shea, we have one of the most respected health care professionals in the state whose track record of creativity and effectiveness in managing clients’ needs in this complex regulatory area is unparalleled.”

Shea will assist organizations and individuals on a variety of compliance-related issues, such as health and disability state and federal laws, regulations and entitlements; Medicaid services and audits; reorganization, mergers and department and business operation closures; affordable housing programs; rate structure setting for government-funded programs; and care management and counseling for children and adults with complex needs.

Shea received her undergraduate degree at Douglass College of Rutgers University, her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her Masters of Public Policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the Federal District Court of New Jersey.

Other recent additions to Porzio’s team of compliance specialists include David Hespe, former New Jersey Commissioner of Education, and William Hughes, Jr., former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice.  Hespe will oversee compliance for higher education institutions, while Hughes will focus on compliance issues relating to data privacy and cybersecurity.

“We now have three more professionals who can navigate the complex compliance issues of health care, higher education and cybersecurity,” Gagliardi added.  “PorzioCS is expanding its reach into these highly regulated areas with the intent to mitigate risk and significantly decrease an organization’s reporting burden.”

In addition to PorzioCS, Porzio is the parent company of two additional subsidiaries: Porzio Life Sciences, LLC, which provides products and services to help companies remain compliant with the growing body of state, federal and international regulations governing marketing and sales in the life sciences industry; and Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC , which assists clients with legislative, regulatory and business development efforts in New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

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