My philosophy and approach to employment issues is holistic and client-focused. I believe every client has a unique business model and business need, and I strive to integrate their legal and business goals into every interaction, to anticipate business needs before they arise, and to deliver real-world solutions to my clients. Nine out of ten employment related disputes can be resolved through prioritization, strategy, negotiation, and diplomacy.
Helena’s current practice and approach to employment issues is holistic and client-focused. She recognizes that each client has a unique business model and individual business needs formed by the client’s own history and experiences, as well as industry standards. Helena strives to integrate legal and business goals with every client interaction and to anticipate future business needs and risks before they become a problem. Her legal interests include ongoing developments in the financial industry, health care reform issues, electronic discovery obligations, and the scope of the attorney-client privilege.
Helena’s practice draws upon her past experiences drafting proposed health care tort reform legislation, counseling clients on regulatory issues such as HIPAA, the Peer Review Act, privacy laws, and health care provider reporting requirements, and litigating matters involving health care, medical malpractice, insurance defense, the MCare Act, EMTALA, PPCIGA, housing discrimination, products liability, and pharmaceutical claims. Helena holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and she has clinical training in various health care settings, including acute care, medical-surgical, intensive care, critical care, pediatrics, assisted living, home health, in-patient psychiatric, detention/corrective facilities, private physician offices, and labor and delivery.