Ms. Michels joined ASCO in 2006 in the newly created position of Vice President and General Counsel within the office of the Executive Vice President. She serves as ASCO’s corporate secretary and as general counsel to the Foundation. She has over 20 years of experience as a health care and corporate attorney. Prior to joining ASCO, Ms. Michels was a partner with Ropes & Gray LLP, in its Corporate Department and Health Care Group. She anchored the firm’s mid-Atlantic health care practice and represented numerous academic medical institutions and hospitals. In 2004, she was honored by Nightingale’s Healthcare News as an “Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer.” She also has specialized expertise in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, health care reimbursement, nonprofit corporate governance, compliance, and managed care. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard College, and a law degree with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Ms. Michels is a member of the bar in Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.