Nancy E. Paridy, JD
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Government Affairs/Corporate Secretary
Nancy E. Paridy, JD, LLM, joined RIC in 1995 as Associate General Counsel and came to her current position through successive promotions over the ensuing years. Prior to 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.
As a member of the executive management team at RIC, 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 as well as community affairs and 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.
Ms. Paridy has been recognized for her outstanding leadership by receiving the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, Alumni Achievement Award and Outstanding History Alumnus Award from Western Illinois University. She also was named the Top General Counsel in 2011 from First Chair, which was the first time the award was given. She sits on various policy councils as well as boards. She and her team have developed a robust internship program. Ms. Paridy has lectured and written extensively on health care.