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Emily Whelan Parento is an O’Neill Institute Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. She has written on both national and global health law and policy, examining issues such as the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health disparities, legal strategies to strengthen health equity, and global trends in obesity-related regulation.
Most recently, Ms. Parento was associate professor of law and the Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Previously, to McGeorge, Ms. Parento served as executive director of the Office of Health Policy for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, advising the administration of Governor Steven L. Beshear during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Earlier in her career she served as a federal judicial clerk and practiced litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and California. She holds a JD and LLM from Georgetown University Law Center, a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and is admitted to the state bars of California, New York, and Kentucky. May 2019
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