Mari Ann Novy

General Counsel
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Overview

Mari Ann acts as legal adviser to the firm concerning matters of firm governance. She is responsible for recommending and drafting firm policies and advising senior management with respect to the legal implications of various policies implemented by the firm. She also provides education, advice, and counsel to the firm’s lawyers regarding matters of firm policy, professional responsibility, and ethics, assisting with compliance and minimizing risk to the firm.

Mari Ann handles insurance matters for the firm, and she negotiates, reviews, and approves material contracts between the firm and third parties. Mari Ann is the firm’s primary contact for Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance questions. She also oversees the identification and resolution of ethical and business conflicts of interest with respect to new clients and matters.

Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mari Ann’s practice included extra-contractual liability and bad faith claims, construction litigation/injuries and defects, and automobile/common carrier defense.

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Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1999, with honors

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, B.S., 1996

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