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Shelley Jackson concentrates her practice in the areas of health law, employment law, professional license defense, and data privacy and security. She brings a diverse set of professional experiences to her work, including time spent both in a law firm setting and in-house as an assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer for a multi-national corporation.

Whether providing day-to-day advice, navigating disputes, or representing clients in high stakes matters, Shelley combines broad substantive expertise with cost-effective, practical strategies. She routinely advises and represents clients in compliance and enforcement matters before administrative agencies, such as the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  She is also a seasoned litigator with more than a decade of complex litigation experience.

In addition to her legal work, Shelley is active in her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Milk Bank, Inc., as a corporate advisory board member for Reveal Risk, Inc., and as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Commission on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. She is involved in various civic and professional organizations and frequently writes and speaks on a number of health care and employment law topics.

Professional Associations & Civic Involvement

  • The Milk Bank, Member, Board of Directors, 2021-present
  • Reveal Risk, Member, Corporate Advisory Board, 2020-present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member, Commission on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, 2020-present
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Member, Pro Bono Surge Team, 2020-present
  • Indy Lawyers for Black Lives, Founding Member, 2020-present
  • City of Fishers Committee on Race and Equity, Member, 2019-2020
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Marion County Bar Association, Member
  • American Society for Pharmacy Law, Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member
  • Indiana Security and Privacy Network, Member

Awards & Recognitions

  • Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation's Volunteer of the Year, City of Fishers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2018
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012-2015, 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association's Partnership Award as a member of IndyBar's Diversity Job Fair Committee, 2013
  • Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Awards Program, 2014
  • Marion County Bar Association President's Award for Oustanding Service and Achievement, 2011
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series Class IX, 2011-2012
  • Indiana Lawyer's Up and Coming Lawyer Award, 2010
  • Board of Directors Award, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2008
  • YWCA Women in Leadership Award Nominee, 2007
  • Pro Bono Certificate, Indiana Univeristy McKinney School of Law, 2007
  • Public Policy/Civil Mediation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, 2007

Seminars & Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "A Changing Landscape: Navigating Indiana’s New Abortion Restrictions," Indiana Osteopathic Association Winter Update, December 2, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Indiana Abortion Law Post Dobbs and Senate Enrolled Act 1 - What Physicians Need to Know," Indiana State Medical Association, September 14, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "The Seat is Yours," Indianapolis Bar Association, July 26, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, "Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Incident: Practical Tips and Legal Considerations," Association of Corporate Counsel’s Small Law Department Legal Update, July 14, 2022
  • Moderator, "Strategies for Success: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Our Legal Community," Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, June 18, 2022
  • Presenter, "Overview of New Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers," Krieg DeVault Podcast Series, November 17, 2021
  • Presenter, "Overview of New Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employers," Krieg DeVault Webinar, November 10, 2021
  • Wellness Council of Indiana: Employer Opioid Presentations (2021)
  • Presenter, “It’s (A Little) Complicated: Employer Vaccination Programs in the Age of COVID-19,” Leading Age 2021 Fall Conference, September 2021
  • Presenter, "The Tougher Topics of Employment Law Webinar: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Initiatives and Legal Boundaries," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, May 6, 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Workforce Wake-up: The Legal Impact of the Pandemic and Social Justice Considerations on Indiana Workplaces,” 2020 Indiana Workforce Summit, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, October 2020
  • Panelist, “Manifesting Bias or Prejudice: What Should the Profession Do?” 2020 Annual Meeting, Indiana State Bar Association, October 2020
  • Presenter, “Drawing the Line: Exploring Key Risk Management Issues in Advising Clients,” Continuing Education Program, South Central Indiana Association of Health Underwriters, October 2020
  • Presenter, “Risking Employee Wellness: Lessons from Before and After COVID-19,” Indiana Wellness Summit, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, September 2020
  • Featured Member of the Month, Women in the Law Division, Indianapolis Bar Association, August 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “COVID-19 and the Workplace – a QA Discussion,” Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Webinar, July 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “COVID-19:  A Checklist for Business,” Indiana Pharmacists Association Webinar, May 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “COVID-19 and Health Care Businesses: Managing Staffing Reductions and Planning for Reopening,” Indiana State Medical Association Webinar, April 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “COVID-19 Town Hall for the Indiana Optometric Association:  Key Business and Employment Law Topics,” Indiana Optometric Association Webinar, April 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Where are We Now? HR Strategies for a COVID-19 World,” IMPACT Winter Webinar, December 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Legal Guidance on Developing a Drug-Free Workplace,” Indiana Workforce Recovery, Wellness Council of Indiana (multiple presentations in 2020)
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Employee Experience in a Drug-Free Workplace,” Indiana Workforce Recovery, Wellness Council of Indiana (multiple presentations in 2020)
  • Presenter, "Legal Guidance on Developing a Drug-Free Workplace," Indiana Workforce Recovery - Wellness Council of Indiana, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “How #MeToo Has Changed the Landscape for Employers,” Indianapolis Society for Human Resources Management, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Bridging the Divide:  Strategies to Maximize Cost Recovery Options for Environmental Cleanups,” Indiana Association of Regional Councils, 2018
  • “Risky Business: Update on Employment Discrimination,” Indiana Association of Regional Councils, 2017
  • Panelist, Indiana Council for Legal Education Opportunity, 2017
  • Employment Law CLE, Indiana Paralegal Association, 2017
  • “Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Actions,” ICLEF’s Healthcare in Indiana Symposium, 2016
  • “Going to School: Compliance Lessons Learned from the New Overtime Rule,” Indiana Association of Regional Councils, 2016
  • “Understanding Overtime Rules and Other Issues,” National Association of Regional Councils, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “To Disclose or Not to Disclose:  Mental Health Law Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn," 2016
  • “Navigating the Electronic Age:  Electronic Use Policies and the Workplace,” Indiana Association of Regional Councils’ Annual Meeting, 2015
  • “Community Pharmacy CE: Practical Tips for Managing Risk,” Community Pharmacies of Indiana, 2015



  • Legal Lean Sigma® White Belt


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007
  • M.Ed. in Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2001
  • B.S. in English/Teaching, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1996

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2007)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit (2011)


Health Care

Managed Care Proposed Rule Summary

November 18, 2018

Thought Leadership

Upcoming INSPECT Compliance Dates

October 28, 2018

Thought Leadership

Lights, Camera, Sanction

October 25, 2018

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Texting Physician Orders

January 9, 2018

Thought Leadership

Judge Allows Reduced 340B Payments, Effective 1/1/2018

January 3, 2018

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