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Mary Ellen Nepps
Mary Ellen Nepps
Senior Counsel


In her role as Senior Counsel, Mary Ellen Nepps manages the professional liability litigation for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and oversees the Health System's risk and claims management programs. She came to the Health System in June 1997 with 13 years of health care related litigation experience. Prior to working at Penn, she was a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Christie, Pabarue, Mortensen and Young, P.C. where her practice focused on medical malpractice, health care benefits, and other health care related litigation.

Ms. Nepps is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations. She served as chair of the 5,000 member Young Lawyers Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1992 and was a member of the Association's Board of Governors. She also served as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates and previously chaired the Association's Health Care Law Committee. She also has served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. In addition, Ms. Nepps was a founding member of the board of directors for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. Ms. Nepps is a member of the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania's Medical Liability Task Force.

Ms. Nepps is a graduate of St. Joseph's University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1981) and the Cornell Law School (J.D., 1984). She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Support Staff:

Donna Graber
Executive Coordinator
Phone: (215) 746-5282
Fax: (215) 746-5306

Practice Areas:

  • Professional Liability
  • Claims and Risk Management