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Shelley M. Jackson serves as Krieg DeVault’s Labor and Employment Practice Chair. Her practice includes employment law, professional license defense, and data privacy and security, with a health care industry focus.

Clients appreciate Shelley’s calm demeanor, thoughtful analysis, and substantial expertise. She draws on a wealth of professional experience, including her time as an assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer with a multi-national corporation.

Shelley frequently handles regulatory compliance and enforcement matters before administrative bodies, including the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Department of Labor. She is also a seasoned litigator, with more than a decade of trial and appellate court experience.

Outside the firm, Shelley serves as an advisory board member with Reveal Risk, on the board of directors with The Milk Bank, on the Civic Education Committee with the Indiana Bar Foundation, and as a member of IU McKinney School of Law’s Black Alumni Council. She also writes and speaks on a wide range of topics.

We encourage you to review our Client Service Standards demonstrating our commitment to excellence. Contact Shelley to explore how our firm can partner with you in providing thoughtful, creative solutions to your legal issues.

Professional Associations & Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, The Milk Bank, 2021-present
  • Corporate Advisory Board, Reveal Risk, 2020-present
  • Civic Education Committee, Indiana Bar Foundation, 2022-present
  • Black Alumni Council, IU McKinney School of Law, 2022-present
  • Racial Justice Commission, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2020-2022
  • Vice President, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2022
  • Pro Bono Surge Team, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, 2020-2021
  • Indy Lawyers for Black Lives, 2020-2022
  • City of Fishers Committee on Race and Equity, 2019-2020
  • Member, Marion County Bar Association
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management 
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law
  • Member, Indiana Security and Privacy Network

Awards & Recognitions

  • Champion of Diversity Award, IU McKinney School of Law, 2022
  • Respect Award, Krieg DeVault, 2022
  • Lifetime Member, Marion County Bar Association, 2022
  • 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’s President's Award for Outstanding 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 University McKinney School of Law, 2007
  • Public Policy/Civil Mediation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, 2007

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Navigating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Accommodation Obligations in the Workplace," Indiana Wellness Council’s Employer Connection Series, September 26, 2023
  • Panelist, "Likes, Clicks, and ROI: Measuring Values and Valuing Metrics," Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, August 31, 2023
  • Presenter, "Empowering Employees: Navigating Mental Health Accommodation and Support Obligations in the Workplace," Invest Hamilton County, August 25, 2023
  • Presenter, "Employment Law Updates, Compliance Matters, and More," Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (AIM) Ideas Summit, August 23, 2023
  • Presenter, "Give Employees a Chance (or Two): Leveraging Equal Opportunity and Other Laws to Create a Thriving Work Environment," Southern Indiana Works STAR Series, August 21, 29, September 12, 19, 29, October 3, 2023
  • Presenter, “Indiana Employment Law: Hiring, Firing, and Disciplining Employees,” National Business Institute’s Online Seminar, July 31, 2023
  • Presenter, "Rapid Fire: Legal Update on new Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Employment Laws," Caring on the Crossroads of Indiana Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Convening Virtual Meeting, April 25, 2023
  • Presenter, "The Legal Community's Role in Civics," Indiana Bar Foundation 2023 Indiana Civics Summit, April 13, 2023
  • Presenter, "Legal Update on New Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Employment Laws," Indiana Rural Health Association Spring Rural Summit, April 11, 2023
  • Co-Presenter, "Anatomy of a Cybersecurity Incident - Key Risk Management Principles," CEO-NET, December 12, 2022
  • 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

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

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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