Christine Williams has worked in the employee benefits field since 1987, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 company, and now as a consultant. She has extensive experience with all types of health and welfare plans, and was the editor and a contributing author of HIPAA Portability, Privacy, & Security, published by Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA), a division of ThomsonReuters, and is still a contributor to that publication. She was a contributing author of Health Care Reform for Employers and Advisors, also published by EBIA. She has provided advice on HIPAA, health care reform, COBRA, ERISA, and other compliance issues to a wide range of benefit plans, employers that sponsor benefit plans, and business associates. In 2017 she left the active practice of law and founded Health Plan Plain Talk, a consulting firm to assist employers and others with benefit plan compliance. She regularly teaches seminars for employee benefit professionals and writes about benefit plan compliance. Before moving into employee benefits Ms. Williams was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. She earned her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.