Why It is Important to Have a Tech Savvy Business Attorney, with Almeta E. Cooper, The AECooperGroup
John Ray: [00:00:00] And hello, everyone. I’m John Ray with Business RadioX. And I’m here with Almeta Cooper. And Almeta is principal with her own firm, The AECooper Group. And Almeta, our question for you is, why is it important that businesses and business owners have a tech-savvy lawyer?
Almeta Cooper : [00:00:21] It’s important for business owners to have a tech-savvy lawyer because we are living in a tech time in the 21st Century. It’s pervasive. Everybody has a smartphone, a smart device, a laptop, an iPad. And if you are a business person, you want to find a lawyer who’s able to communicate with you, and produce work, and caring for you as a modern-tech-conscious client. So, you want your lawyer to reflect the kind of business you have, which most likely is high-tech and high-touch.
Almeta Cooper, The AECooperGroup
Almeta Cooper is a nationally known healthcare leader. Her C-Suite peers trust her judgment, experience, accountability and integrity. She resolves problems at all levels of complex healthcare organizations. Almeta is a calm center of leadership in a crisis. She is passionate about providing equality in healthcare.
From a 20,000 member healthcare professional association, to academic health professions institutions, to a $3 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, Almeta has provided strategic guidance and innovative solutions. She advised governing bodies and senior leaders how to respond to complex federal healthcare investigations, saving millions. She oversaw the integration of 800 independent physicians into a major medical center. She co-chaired a strategic initiative to integrate telemedicine into existing and future medical services for a leading healthcare academic institution.
Almeta serves on the board of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), an independent research institute focusing on economic issues critical to the U.S. healthcare system. Almeta also serves on the Senior Living and Services Subsidiary Board and Health Care Quality Committee of National Church Residences (NCR), the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior affordable housing and supportive services.
Almeta is past president of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and its board. She served as an advisory board member of the Women Business Leaders in the Healthcare Industry Foundation. She was corporate secretary for the OSU Wexner Medical Center board, and board liaison for the Ohio State Medical Association governing board. Almeta stays current with emerging board issues through her participation in the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Almeta was most recently senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and AHLA. Almeta is the 2012 recipient of the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award. She received recognition in the nation’s largest African American oral history video collection, The History Makers, for her significant contributions to the legal field.
Almeta holds a B.A. in German from Wells College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She creates meaningful connections through personal and community service, and she describes her recent tandem skydiving jump as a lesson in trust and courage.
Listen to the complete North Fulton Business Radio interview with Almeta here.
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