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Contracts Director and Regulatory Attorney

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
May 31, 2017

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Paul L. Nevin

612-***-**** • •

Accomplished, innovative leader recognized for successfully driving complex strategic initiatives in challenging regulatory, fiscal and legislative environments. Proven solution-finder noted for overcoming obstacles through a creative, detailed-oriented and collaborative approach. A strategist and resourceful project manager, delivers complex programs that improves efficiency, reduces expense and mitigates risk. Expert knowledge in the ever-changing landscape of health system operations, Medicare and Managed Care regulations, and exempt organizations. Engaging public speaker, trainer and teacher.

Regulatory Law • Contract Law • Strategic Planning • Program Management

Mergers & Acquisitions • Anti-trust • Health Systems • Intellectual Property • Litigation


Recover Health, Minnetonka, MN (corporate offices)

REGULATORY & CONTRACTS ATTORNEY (March 2014-February 2017)

Served as legal counsel and advisor to the CEO and holding company for six legal entities; managed contracting and credentialing processes to acquire several existing healthcare corporations

Negotiated six-figure national network provider agreements

Drafted, negotiated and managed hundreds of payer contracts, leases, state licensure, managed care networks and complex under-arrangement partnerships for over 20 Medicare-certified agencies for fast-growing corporation with operations in four states

Identified significant reimbursement issues and implemented solutions to increase managed care rates for specialty care and improved collection of receivables

Developed new contract policies and processes that streamlined workflow and reduced risk

Randstad Professionals, Minneapolis, MN

CONTRACT ATTORNEY (2011-March 2014 at Dorsey & Whitney); (2017 at Thomson Reuters)

Provided legal review and analysis of documents in complex antitrust, healthcare and intellectual property cases

Health Dimensions Group, Minneapolis, MN


Designed consulting project plans and schedules, maintained status reporting, resource allocation, managed project issues and prepared extensive project reports

Led operational assessments and audits, nursing facility mock surveys, strategic visioning and complex policy development for health care and social services providers

Developed and presented Minnesota State Medicaid hands-on regulatory training to assisted living housing providers for a new State reimbursement tool at sites throughout the State of Minnesota

Integrated Healthcare Strategies (formerly Clark Consulting), Minneapolis, MN


Provided governance and executive compensation consulting services in the areas of n to major non-profit hospital and long-term healthcare system clients nationwide

Analyzed short and long-term executive compensation incentive plans and made recommendations

Led analysis and presented before large and small boards of directors; managed multiple priorities

Audited current compliance with personnel rules and full compliance with executive compensation governance best practices to mitigate organizational risk

Completed financial analysis to recommend salary and benefits in accordance with client’s established pay policy to attract key talent and control cost

Prepared Requests for Proposals and presented extensive reports to C-Suite clients

Meier Kennedy & Quinn, Chtd, St. Paul, MN


Practiced litigation, transactional and regulatory law

Proficient in Minnesota capitol and legislative processes. Trained MN state government operations to private school employees, including the MN data privacy requirements, open meeting, FERPA and MN criminal background checks

Worked with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office to set up new business entities

Provided employment law consultation/litigation involving unemployment, disciplinary actions, FMLA, benefits, discrimination, employment agreements and non-competes

Legal research; Conducted depositions, administrative hearings, motion hearings

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, (Sioux Falls, SD - National Offices)


Actively involved in regulatory, reimbursement and legislative issues; managed multi-million dollar budgets and large staffs; successfully managed employment issues; led development innovative services

Successfully planned, managed, and led progressively more complex campuses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kentucky

Responsible for auditing personnel files and compliance with all labor and employment rules for the site staffs of up to 500 employees

Responsible for contracting and auditing compliance with contracted professionals

Supervised large diverse staffs in labor-intensive industry honing excellent human resources, training, benefits, and labor relations skills

Worked with community board members, led board meetings, and testified before state legislative committees


Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2003; MN Bar #0333189 [Active Status]

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004


Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Juris Doctor, 2003 [Health regulation and public policy emphasis and certificate program]

Honors: Samuel L. Greenbaum Legal Writing Award

Activities: Member, Brandeis Law Journal

Member, ABA Client Counseling Competition Team

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Master of Science, Aging & Long term care Administration

Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude

Majors: Business Administration and Hospital/Health Services Administration

Minor: Economics


Choral Singer: Singers in Accord, VocalEssence and other Choral groups (25+ years)

Musical theater actor & Church volunteer and singer

Past Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Legislative Chair

Past Rotary Club Officer and Member

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