College of Law > Academics > Centers, Institutes & Initiatives > Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute > Year in Review > Compliance Initiatives
Through the generosity of attorney Gabriel Imperato (’77) and his wife Cynthia, a former judge, the Gabriel and Cynthia Imperato Fund for Excellence in Health Law was created to provide unrestricted support with a focus on students, programming, and compliance-based initiatives.
Thanks to the Imperato Fund, JHLI hosted the first annual CCB-approved Healthcare Compliance Institute at DePaul in July. The day-long program addressed the key requirements for an effective compliance regime and the challenges compliance professionals face when conducting internal investigations, self-disclosing, communicating and reporting, and navigating HIPAA and other regulations. The speakers were all attorneys and compliance professionals working in this complicated field as chief compliance officers, consultants, and health lawyers. The conference was approved for over 6 live CCB Continuing Education Units, in addition to Continuing Legal Education credits.
Speakers at the 2019 conference included Danielle Capilla, Director of Compliance, Employee Benefits, Alera Group; Melissa Mitchell, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab; Gabriel Imperato, Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel; Ahmed Salim, Manager, Deloitte; and Ilana Shulman, Chief Compliance Officer, Hillrom.
JHLI looks forward to hosting the Second Annual Compliance Institute in 2020.
With our focus on compliance initiatives and our CCB accreditation, the Institute has convened a Compliance Board to advise on its compliance curriculum, programming, and other opportunities. The board is comprised of high-level professionals practicing in the health compliance field. Board members participated in a compliance forum hosted at DePaul College of Law, which provided great insight into market needs. The board will continue to advise the Institute on its compliance curriculum and programming, and assist in developing practice-based compliance programs for our students and professionals working in the field.