Audrey brings more than thirty years of experience as a corporate, transactional and health care attorney to Hickey Smith. Prior to joining Hickey Smith, Audrey served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Superior Vision Corp. and its affiliates, a leading vision and eye care benefits manager. Audrey joined Superior Vision in 2013 following the consolidation of Block Vision and Superior Vision and served as General Counsel for Block Vision since 1995. While serving as General Counsel, Audrey was the chief legal and compliance officer responsible for legal, regulatory and operational compliance matters and was instrumental in the development of the company’s compliance program. She was responsible for leading the company’s internal processes for promoting and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and company policies, including risk management and HIPAA Privacy and Security.
Audrey was also responsible for the company’s contracting activities, including those with clients and third-party vendors, regulatory and licensing matters, development and implementation of the company’s quality management and utilization management programs to support client delegated functions, third-party audit process, and corporate governance activities.
Prior to assuming her in-house counsel position in 1995, Audrey was in private practice for 11 years. She worked with a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, credit facilities, securities offerings, commercial transactions, drafting and reviewing contracts, and other complex corporate transactions and internal corporate matters.
Audrey’s expertise in corporate, transactional and health care matters, and specifically in identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, enables her to evaluate a client’s specific needs and assist in the development of comprehensive action plans for resolution, and undertake matter-specific projects to effectively serve client needs.
Audrey is also Vice President and General Counsel for EXTEND Resources, a professional services and solutions company specializing in business and legal process optimization, eDiscovery, contract management, and cybersecurity.
Audrey is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.