Eileen has been an attorney for three decades and now focuses her practice on the areas of health care and employment law in Vermont. She has a wide range of commercial litigation, governmental, and corporate experience that informs her judgment and helps her counsel clients on a variety of legal matters. Eileen was a partner in the firm from 2009 through 2015 and recently elected to move into an of counsel position.
With more than a decade of experience as an assistant attorney general and as an administrator of one of Vermont’s largest state-government agencies, Eileen offers her clients in-depth, insiders’ knowledge about the workings of the public health care system. She knows how to present the matter, who to present it to, and how to resolve potential problems. Viewing issues through both a regulatory and litigation lens gives her a unique ability to help clients weigh risks and develop solid legal strategies.
Eileen frequently works with clients that provide services for segments of Vermont society that are most at risk, including children, families, and the elderly. Sometimes this involves advocacy efforts to protect the resources, infrastructure, and community-support networks necessary to deliver the services, but it also includes working with providers on strategies to help deliver the services in more efficient and effective ways.
For Eileen, good lawyering requires carefully researching and analyzing all angles in any dilemma. She helps clients consider not only the possible legal outcomes of their positions, but also their political and public-relations implications. Her enthusiasm for her clients and her dedication to their success shows not just in her interactions with them, but in her dealings with opposing counsel and other parties as well.
Eileen came to the firm in 2005 after serving as the commissioner of Vermont’s social welfare department and as Deputy Secretary for the Agency of Human Services. She also served as a Vermont Assistant Attorney General for six years, from 1993 to 1999.
- Board president, Community Health Centers of Burlington
- Board member, United Way of Chittenden County, 2005-2011
- Co-chair, Chittenden County Hunger Council
- Board member, Vermont Association of Mental Health
- Board member, New England Association of Schools & Colleges
NEWS, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Eileen Elliott contributed to a Physician’s Money Digest article on compliance with the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
Eileen Elliott spoke with the Christian Science Monitor about New York Health Exchange premiums.
Eileen Elliott presented at Vermont Mental Health & The Law 2013 on the 2013 HHS HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
Eileen Elliott spoke with Health IT Security and shared her six legal tips for HIPAA Omnibus Compliance.
Eileen Elliott was quoted in CNNMoney.com about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses.
Eileen Elliott published an op-ed in The Burlington Free Press on navigating the health exchange for small businesses.
Eileen Elliott spoke with the Associated Press about Vermont in an article on the national implications of the Affordable Care Act on small businesses.
Eileen Elliott was a guest on The Mark Johnson Show on WDEV and answered questions about Vermont’s health exchange.
Eileen Elliott was quoted in an Inc.com article on how proposed rates for the healthcare exchange will affect small businesses.
Eileen Elliott co-authored the Fraud and Abuse Compliance Chapter of the Vermont Medical Society’s Vermont Guide to Health Care Law.
HONORS & AWARDS
Vermont Medical Society Honors Eileen Elliott for Contributions to Vermonters’ Health. Click here to read more.
- Eileen Elliott presenting at PESI seminar on Vermont Health & The Law
- Employers take note – October 1st deadline to provide notice to employees on Vermont health exchange
- Affordable Care Act Continues to Apply to Individuals and Small Employers Despite Delay in Large Employer Requirements
- Vermont Health Connect Is Consistent with the Affordable Care Act
- Federal Government Announces Delay in Key Provisions of Affordable Care Act; Change Does Not Impact Vermont State Health Exchange Implementation
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