Lesley R. Arca
1260 Iroquois Avenue, Suite 104
Naperville, IL 60563
Lesley Riego de Dios Arca is Senior Associate Attorney at Jurisprudence Health Law Group PC, a law firm focused on representing small and mid-sized healthcare companies and individual practitioners. She is proud to serve predominantly as external general counsel to healthcare companies, addressing issues ranging from federal and state-level healthcare compliance, corporate compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, employment issues, and litigation. She has also given presentations and written on HIPAA/HITECH, the False Claims Act, and Anti-Kickback Statute compliance and federal investigations targeting home healthcare agencies.
Lesley serves as the 2016 Vice President of the Filipino American Lawyers of Chicago (FALA) and Chair of its Issues and Advocacy Committee, and FALA President-Elect for 2017. Through FALA, Lesley organized the Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence seminar for the Asian American community at large to provide education and resources on helping domestic violence victims. In 2016, Lesley was also inducted in the NaFFAA Illinois Circle of Empowered Women.
Lesley has also been a member of the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Health Care Compliance Association, American Health Lawyers Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, and National Filipino American Lawyers Association.
Lesley received her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law where she received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Service due to her extensive leadership as Administrative Editor for the Elder Law Journal, President of the Asian American Law Students Association, Secretary of the Health Law Society, and participant in the National Health Law Moot Court and the National Health Law Transactional Competitions. She also received the 2011 Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago’s Richard A. Hwang Memorial Scholarship. During law school, she worked for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS OCIG) and general counsel and compliance departments of Presence Health (formerly known as Resurrection Health Care). She also served as guardian ad litem for children and defense counsel to parents in child abuse and neglect cases through her law school’s Family Advocacy Clinic.
Prior to law school, she graduated from Northwestern University, where she double majored in Biological Sciences and was the first Asian American Studies major.
Outside of the law, Lesley is happily married with two stepsons, ballroom dances to point of winning awards in dance competitions, and is a volunteer staff member at the May I Have this Dance dance studio in Chicago.