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Christopher Mardesich

Christopher Mardesich

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: April 26, 2018




Chris Mardesich was appointed the chief compliance officer for Molina Healthcare, Inc., a NYSE traded national health organization that specializes in government-sponsored healthcare programs, in 2015. Prior to becoming the chief compliance officer, he was the deputy general counsel for Molina Healthcare.  Mardesich has also held key positions in the legal, compliance, risk and regulatory departments at four other health plans focused on matters related to health plan, business and corporate operations, as well as direct delivery systems (ambulatory and hospital). In addition to his law and compliance work, he was a consultant/ ancillary staff at the RAND Corporation (Institute for Civil Justice) from 2001 through 2004. Mardesich earned his JD from the University of Richmond School of Law and his MPH. from the U.C.L.A. School of Public Health.         

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Sam Erman
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
September, 2018

"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).

Jody David Armour
September, 2018

"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.