HENRICO, VA: Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA) is pleased to welcome Kyle Elliott as General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer. In his new role, Kyle will advise senior management, the Board of Directors and VCHA member health centers on all legal matters, including contracts, healthcare laws and regulations, litigation, risk management, claims, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, outside counsel management, and Virginia laws and regulations.
Prior to VCHA, Kyle served for more than five years as a Senior Associate for Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. In his role at Ogletree, Kyle focused his practice on employment litigation and employment counseling and advising employers on a broad spectrum of workplace issues and legal considerations. In addition, Kyle served for more than three years as Assistant City Attorney for Litigation & Public Safety for the City of Richmond.
“VCHA is very excited to add such a talented and experienced executive to our senior management team,” says Tracy Douglas-Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer. “Kyle’s experience as a Richmond City Attorney and his familiarity with municipal government and Richmond politics will be important as we continue to align with our organization’s promise to advocate for our member health clinics.”
Throughout his career, Kyle has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, such as defense of claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and other forms of leave, wage, hour disputes and related state law tort claims. Additionally, Kyle is committed to serving his community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Museum District Association, Richmond Bar Association, and the Virginia Legal Aid Justice Center Advisory Council. In 2020, Kyle was recognized in the inaugural class of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2020 and was recognized by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers.”
Kyle graduated from the University of Virginia with a concentration in Philosophy and The College of William and Mary School of Law, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and was a member of the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal. As a law student, Kyle was a summer clerk for U.S. Federal District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee in the Alexandria Division of the Eastern District of Virginia.