I work in the corporate Monitoring, Healthcare Monitoring, Anti-Trust Monitoring, and Proactive Compliance Assessment areas. Client Projects of Particular Interest: 1) I am the Lead Monitor in State of California v. Providence Group, Inc., a healthcare anti-trust matter in which AMI was engaged to monitor conditions of a divestiture; 2) I am a senior member of the monitoring teams in FTC v. RagingBull.com, LLC, an Unfair Trade Practices litigation matter, and UBET vs. Sutter Health, a healthcare anti-trust matter where AMI was brought in for a ten-year term to monitor the conditions of the $575M settlement.
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Ms. Hengsbach received her B.A. from the University of Illinois, and her J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law.
In which of AMI's service areas have you worked? What are some of your most interesting cases?
What aspect(s) of AMI's work are you personally most passionate about, and why?
After practicing law for nearly 25 years at three national law firms, I joined AMI to focus on the area of my practice I found most rewarding: helping corporations and the individuals who lead them to thrive by conducting business with integrity, in a manner consistent with their ethics, values, and the relevant legal and regulatory framework.
In what ways does your personal expertise complement our services?
From my many years in private practice representing clients in enforcement actions brought by the DOJ, SEC, FTC, and several state Attorneys General, I have seen monitorships from the other side of the table. As such, I am acutely aware of how, when not approached deliberately, they can go awry, whether because of scope-creep, poor communication, inefficiencies, or some combination of all three. AMI’s collaborative, efficiency-focused model is a hallmark of a new way of approaching monitoring, including using a monitor in a proactive, creative way.
“AMI’s collaborative, efficiency-focused model is a hallmark of a new way of approaching monitoring.”
Based on your experiences, what would you like prospective clients to know about AMI?
Monitoring isn’t the Big Bad Wolf many in private law practice (including myself in former roles) think it is. I have seen first-hand companies that, without AMI, would have been shut down as a result of compliance lapses. With our help, those companies are not only alive, but thriving.
Do you teach and/or conduct seminars, speak at conferences, or serve on boards?
Earlier this month I participated in a panel discussion for the SCCE entitled Compliance Priorities from the White House. I volunteer at the Jameson Humane Animal Rescue near my home in Napa Valley, and am active in several education non-profits that focus on increasing literacy rates among women and girls in the developing world.
What interests do you have outside of work?
Food & Wine, the outdoors (hiking, gardening), tennis, and my dogs.
Bethany and her husband, Sean, at their home in Napa, CA.