Professional Experience

Michele is an Associate at Laura Solomon & Associates, where she advises nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations on all aspects of their activities, including formation, board governance, federal and state law and regulatory compliance, general operations, and healthcare related regulatory matters, including HIPAA compliance.

Michele loves working with people and with meaningful organizations that are making a real impact in the communities they serve.  She has extensive experience with non-profit, charitable, and other tax-exempt organizations including advising hospitals on compliance issues concerning HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, and reimbursement and billing matters. Prior to joining LS&A, Michele was Of Counsel at a boutique firm representing nonprofits where she advised on general matters including nonprofit formation, bylaws and policy reviews, and healthcare and HIPAA questions. She also served in the legal department at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Early in her career, she practiced health care law with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, and Buchanan, Ingersoll, and Rooney PC in New Jersey, where her clients were mainly hospitals and other charitable institutions. As a healthcare attorney, Michele drafted legal documents for hospitals and other charitable institutions and exempt organizations, including policies and procedures in emergency care and general patient quality of care matters, HIPAA confidentiality forms, and practitioner contracts.

Professional Activities

Michele is an Executive Board Member of Impact100 Philadelphia, a women's collective giving organization that funds high-impact grants to nonprofits in the Philadelphia area.  In addition, Michele has served and held leadership positions on several nonprofit organization boards where she has developed, drafted, and implemented various policies, bylaws, and standards of practice for those organizations.

Education and Licenses

Michele received a B.A. in English Literature from Brandeis University in 1989 and a JD with a concentration in Health Law from Boston University School of Law in 1992. She also earned a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 1993. Michele is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.