Ms. Williams has been working in the employee benefits area since 1987, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 company. She has extensive experience with all types of welfare benefit plans, as well as retirement plans. Christine was the editor and a contributing author of HIPAA Portability, Privacy, & Security, published by the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA), a division of ThomsonReuters, and a contributing author of Health Care Reform for Employers and Advisors, also published by EBIA. She has provided advice on HIPAA (including cloud computing and storage of Protected Health Information), the HITECH Act, and health care reform to health plans, health care providers, academic medical institutions, and business associates. Christine has handled plan drafting, compliance advice, fiduciary counseling, litigation and appellate work, and has taught numerous seminars for employee benefit professionals on health care reform, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, cafeteria plans, domestic partner benefits, 401(k) plans, and other benefits topics. Before moving into employee benefits Christine was an assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law and a visiting associate professor at New England School of Law. Christine earned her J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.