Mary Ellen Nepps, Esq.
In her role as Senior Counsel, Mary Ellen
Nepps manages the professional liability litigation for the University of
Pennsylvania Health System and oversees the Health System's risk and claims
management programs. She came to the Health System in June 1997 with 13 years
of health care related litigation experience. Prior to working at Penn, she
was a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen
and Young, P.C. where her practice focused on medical malpractice, health
care benefits, and other
health care related litigation.
Ms. Nepps is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations. She
served as chair of the 5,000 member Young Lawyers Section of the Philadelphia
Bar Association in 1992 and was a member of the Association's Board of Governors.
She also served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of
Delegates and previously chaired the Association's Health Care Law Committee.
She also has served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
In addition, Ms. Nepps was a founding member of the board of directors for
the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. Ms. Nepps is a member of the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania's Medical Liability Task Force.
Ms. Nepps is a graduate of St. Joseph's
University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1981) and the Cornell Law School (J.D.,
1984). She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.