Elizabeth Lippincott has 19 years of legal experience and has focused her practice on federal healthcare regulation and government programs since working in-house with a health insurer beginning in 2000. In late 2005, she founded Strategic Health Law (formerly the Lippincott Law Firm), which counsels health plans on interpretation and implementation of legal and regulatory requirements, development of effective compliance strategies, and managing regulatory risk. Ms. Lippincott is experienced at negotiating contracts for outsourcing of key health plan functions, including pharmacy benefit and behavioral health management. She also provides hands-on support to health plans in the implementation of their compliance programs, such as training for senior leaders and board members and policy development.
Ms. Lippincott chaired the American Health Lawyers Association’s Medicare Advantage and Part D Affinity Group from 2014 to 2016. She also co-authored the Thompson Reuters treatise, Regulation of Medicare Part D, and frequently speaks on federal healthcare regulatory issues at national conferences.
Following a clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Ms. Lippincott practiced corporate and securities law with the Smith Anderson Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2000, she joined the legal department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, serving as an in-house lawyer for five years before returning to private practice.
Elizabeth received a B.A. from UCLA in Political Science, graduating phi beta kappa and summa cum laude in 1993. Elizabeth graduated order of the coif from Vanderbilt Law School in 1997, where she was Executive Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. She also earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School through Vanderbilt’s Law and Ethics dual degree program.