Nancy E. Paridy, JD
Senior Vice President & General Counsel & Government Affairs/Corporate Secretary
Nancy E. Paridy, JD, LLM, joined RIC in 1995. Prior to joining RIC, Ms. Paridy practiced law in the areas of litigation and corporate healthcare as a partner of the Chicago-based firm Rooks, Pitts and Poust (now known as Dykema Gossett), as well as at Ungaretti and Harris (now known as Nixon Peabody). As a member of RIC’s executive management team, Ms. Paridy oversees and directs the Institute’s broad range of legal services in the areas of health law, litigation, employment law, joint venture relationships and management agreements, tax, fraud and abuse, regulatory interpretation and guidance, intellectual property, research, operations, government relations, corporate compliance and corporate governance. She also oversees the Institute’s insurance needs and its government and community affairs, as well as board functions.
Ms. Paridy received her law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Kent College of Law, and earned her Master of Laws in health law at Loyola University. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University. She also studied at the St. Louis University School of Law and the University of London. She has been admitted to practice law in Illinois since 1983, and is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Throughout her career, Ms. Paridy has been recognized for her outstanding leadership. From Western Illinois University College of Arts and Sciences, she received the "Distinguished Alumni Award," the "Alumni Achievement Award" and "Outstanding History Alumnus Award." She was named "Top General Counsel" in 2011 by First Chair, as well as by Ethisphere magazine in 2012. In 2014, she received the "Professional Achievement Award" from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ms. Paridy has lectured and written extensively on healthcare.