Jim retired in 2021 from his position as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Medica, a Minnesota-based non-profit health insurance company that operates in several states throughout the Midwest. Jim served as General Counsel for 18 years and in this role had responsibility for Medica's legal affairs, compliance, government relations and public policy. Before joining Medica, Jim served for two years as Civil Deputy for Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar, overseeing civil litigation, and advising the County Board on a wide variety of public policy and legal issues.

From 1987 to 2000, Jim worked in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. He held the positions of Manager of the Health Licensing Division, where he represented the Board of Medical Practice and other licensing boards, and Manager of the Commerce Division, which regulates the insurance, banking, and real estate industries. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Jim clerked for a federal district judge in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jim earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Jim has served on several non-profit boards based in Minnesota, including current positions on the Board of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Global Rights for Women. He also serves as a guest lecturer for health law classes at the University of Minnesota and has been active in Minnesota politics, having volunteered for several campaigns and candidates.

Jim’s interest in ImproveCareNow grows out of his personal experience with Crohn’s disease. Jim was diagnosed at the age of 10 and is well aware of the impact the disease can have on both the affected individuals and their families. Jim is fortunate to have been in remission since the age of 15 following surgery.

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