CONTACT: Kathleen Makela
BOSTON — March 12, 2014 — Stephanie Lovell, General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), has been named a 'Leader in Law' by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The 9th Annual Leaders in Law Awards honors in-house lawyers who demonstrate innovative and practical business and legal skills who are leaders in the community, forward-thinkers and best exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession.
"Stephanie's strategic counsel and guidance helps ensure we meet our key corporate goals—including our highest priority of making quality health care affordable for individuals, families and employers," said Andrew Dreyfus, BCBSMA President and CEO. "This award showcases what we at Blue Cross already know: Stephanie has an exceptional work ethic, an unbridled professionalism and an outstanding legal mind and reputation in her field. We congratulate her on this honor."
As General Counsel, Stephanie is the Chief Legal Officer for the company and is responsible for setting BCBSMA's legal strategy, as well as managing the Law and Government Regulatory Affairs Departments. Stephanie also provides advice on legal matters to business areas, particularly to the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the senior leadership team. She and her team also represent the company before outside agencies such as the Office of the Attorney General.
Stephanie joined BCBSMA in December 2011 after more than four years at Boston Medical Center, where she served as senior vice president of Administration and General Counsel. At Boston Medical Center, Ms. Lovell was responsible for legal affairs, strategic planning, compliance, human resources, and facilities. Prior to Boston Medical Center, she served in the office of the attorney general for more than six years, including three years as first assistant attorney general and three years as the Government Bureau chief. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lovell served as the executive director of the State Ethics Commission, and prior to that as assistant general counsel for litigation for the Boston School Committee. Her private-sector experience also includes serving as senior litigation associate at the former Fitch, Wiley, Richlin & Tourse, and the former Hill & Barlow. She has sat on several boards, including the Boston Bar Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Massachusetts. She holds a juris doctor from the Boston University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Hamilton College.
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