2013 Albert Cardinal Meyer Lecture Series
The University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary continues a multi-year reflection of the Second Vatican Council in preparation for the fiftieth anniversary. This year, we will study the subject of the document Dignitatis Humanaethe Declaration on Religious Freedom. Because of the controversies over government rules and mandates, we will focus our considerations on individual and institutional rights to conscience protectin. We are pleased to welcome as Meyer Lecturer, a scholar with wide experience in this area, Paula Stannard, Esq.
Paula Stannard is a former deputy general counsel and acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she oversaw the Food and Drug, Civil Rights and Legislation divisions of the 450-attorney HHS Office of the General Counsel and provided legal advice and counsel to senior HHS officials, including the Secretary of Health and Human services, on the issues arising in their respective areas
At Alston & Bird, Paula advises clients on regulatory questions that arise out of the ongoing health care reform effort and focuses her practice on HIPAA and health information technology (including certified EHR and meaningful use issues), food and drug and other regulatory issues in the health care sector. Her HHS experience provides clients substantive knowledge of, and experience in, FDA, HIPAA, e-health and health IT, federal health insurance regulation, patient safety, and public health preparedness and emergency response issues.
Ms Stannard received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1990, where she was an executive editor of the Stanford Law Review, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in political science and Latin from Amherst College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She clerked for the Honorable J.L. Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The program will also include panelists for the final session who will engage Ms. Stannard in conversation on this vital topic.