Lead Counsel, Health Law Initiative
National State Attorneys General Program
Cindy M. Lott serves as lead counsel on the Health Law Initiative at the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School. In 2006 and 2007, she was a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, co-teaching an advanced research seminar on state attorneys general. In addition, for the past two years Lott was a visiting clinical professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she was the developer and director of the Nonprofit Legal Clinic, a clinic focused on the nature of general counsel and transactional practice within the context of nonprofits. Previously, Lott’s private practice focused on legal strategy for national advocacy groups and non-profit organizations, particularly with respect to state attorney general, non profit, and state policy issues.
Lott served as Chief Counsel to the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston and was Deputy Counsel to the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. Lott has worked at large firms in several major cities. She also served as Chief Counsel for Advisory Services in the Indiana Attorney General's office, and prior to that position was Section Chief for Administrative and Regulatory Litigation in that office. Her areas of practice have included constitutional, administrative and regulatory, business fraud, compliance, and employment litigation and advisory issues.
Lott is a 1993 graduate of the Yale Law School and clerked for the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Indiana and Massachusetts.