MidAtlantic Leadership


Deborah E. Greenspan



Deborah joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2005 as a partner in the Antitrust & Dispute Resolution and Business & Securities Law Groups. Her practice focuses on class action, mass tort, and bankruptcy law and procedure with particular experience in mass torts and products liability, analysis of damages and future liability exposure, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), claims evaluation and dispute analysis, settlement distribution design and implementation, claims management and risk analysis, and general litigation. She has acted in some of the most significant complex litigation matters in the United States for clients including Dow Corning Corporation, Pfizer Inc, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Corning Inc., and General Motors. She has been appointed to serve as a special master and neutral in various matters, including the “Agent Orange” product liability litigation, and has designed and implemented complex settlement programs, including as an appointee to the U.S. Department of Justice, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.


Deborah is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Michigan Bar. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been appointed to the Board of Overseers for the Rand Institute of Civil Justice, is a member of the American Bar Association, has served as Rapporteur for the American Arbitration Association Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mass Torts. Deborah received her bachelor of science degree from The University of Michigan and her doctorate degree in law from The University of Michigan Law School. While at law school, she served as Senior Editor of the Michigan Law Review.



Carol C. Loepere



Carol Loepere is the Vice Chair of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of health care regulatory law for more than 25 years. Her responsibilities include providing ongoing counsel on regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting life sciences and health care companies, including Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement issues, survey and certification, and contractual arrangements.  In addition, she has extensive experience in the fraud and abuse area advising clients on various business transactions and arrangements for compliance with physician self-referral and anti-kickback laws, and representing clients in criminal and civil proceedings and investigations. Carol also assists pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, providers and suppliers to develop and implement corporate compliance programs.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Radcliff College, Harvard University and a doctorate of law from New York University School of Law.  She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, District of Columbia Bar Association and Women’s Bar Association, where she served as past chair of the Health Law Forum.



Helen E. Quick



Helen E. Quick is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practices in corporate, finance and lending, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital and securities. Her almost 20 years experience has focused on advising clients in regulated industries on a wide range of corporate, tax, employment and regulatory issues with a particular focus on the healthcare industry. She co-chairs the Nelson Mullins National Healthcare Practice Group which is ranked in the top ten national healthcare practices in the country. Her experience also includes spending nearly five years as in house counsel for two technology companies, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel for a Washington, D.C. based broadband communications company. 


Helen is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Library of Congress Child Care Association, a nonprofit affiliate of the Library of Congress dedicated to providing high quality child care for employees of the Library of Congress, other legislative branch offices, other federal departments and agencies, and other children in the community.  Helen serves on the Diversity Committee at Nelson Mullins and is a member of the DC Leadership Circle of the White House Project.  In 1991,  Helen earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, School of Law.  Helen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1988.



Holly Roth



Holly Roth is a partner in the law firm of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP based in the Washington, D.C. office.  She provides legal representation, litigation and advice with respect to a broad range of federal, state and local government contract, subcontract, grant and related regulatory compliance issues. In the government contracts arena, Holly has extensive experience with GSA Schedule contracts, commercial contracts, firm fixed price contracts and cost plus contracts. In particular, Holly provides advice and guidance with respect to the regulations that govern technology transactions with the federal government. Holly advises clients on compliance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Holly advises small and large businesses with respect to the application of the Small Business Administration’s regulations governing government contractors.


Holly is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She graduated cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a bachelor’s of arts degree from Scripps College. 



Lindsay Simmons



G. Lindsay Simmons joined Jackson Kelly PLLC in 1991 to head the firm's Government Contracts Practice Group. Her practice is focused upon the representation of domestic and international government contractors before administrative, legislative and judicial bodies at the federal, state and local levels. Lindsay’s practice includes representation of information technology, telecommunications, aerospace, general manufacturing and service concerns in protests, claims, legislative undertakings and a host of other matters. Her broad range of experience includes: injunctive suits challenging federal procurement activities aimed at prohibiting foreign competition, defense of False Claims Act and suspension and debarment proceedings, negotiation of intellectual property rights under government contracts, extensive transactional and compliance work, and structuring of federal grants, cooperative agreements, Space Act Agreements and the like. In these matters, she often represents companies with emerging technologies. 

Before joining Jackson Kelly, Lindsay was a founding partner of the Washington, D.C. firm of Doyle, Simmons & Bachman and, prior to founding that firm, a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of Cotten, Day & Doyle. She lectures and conducts compliance training regarding government contracts in various symposia worldwide.



Andrea Tecce, CPA, CFF



Andrea Tecce, CPA, CFF is a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, Inc. and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council. She has over 19 years of consulting experience which includes many engagements providing accounting and financial services to various companies, insurers and their legal counsel on a variety of complex litigation matters and merger and acquisitions, including estimation of liabilities, insurance coverage issues, allocation methodologies, reserving analyses, statistical sampling, claims analysis, claims review and damages calculation. 


Andrea holds a bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Forensic in the State of Virginia. She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association, where she has been active as Co-Chair of the Insurance Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association. She also serves on the Finance Committee for the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and is a Founding Member of the White House Project.