Phone: (612) 436-9607

A licensed pharmacist, Shelly advises health care, medical device and pharmaceutical clients on a broad range of legal matters, including the interpretation and application of federal and state statutes, regulations and administrative agency guidance. Among recent matters, she helped a Fortune 500 managed health care company review and interpret contracts with private, state and federal entities, and conducted business-unit research to help develop effective litigation strategies.

In addition to her private-sector health care experience, Shelly has extensive firsthand knowledge of governmental policies, processes and regulatory compliance issues. She completed an externship at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offices in Maryland, where she focused on laws and regulations governing drugs, biologics and medical devices.  In addition, during her externship at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, she reviewed Medicaid programs to ensure compliance with state and federal law, and drafted documents to educate prescribers about new patient-safety initiatives.

While in law school, Shelly served as articles submission editor of the Minnesota Law Review and as a student instructor of legal writing and research.  Shelly is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, where she serves as Course Director of Pharmacy Law.


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., magna cum laude
Order of the Coif

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Pharm. D., summa cum laude
Rho Chi Honor Society

University of Minnesota
B.A., Biology, Society, and Environment


Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota