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Payal Shah is a health care attorney and is Corporate Counsel at Excelerate Healthcare Services. Before joining Excelerate, she worked on regulatory compliance and contract issues at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for four years. Payal started her legal career as Assistant Counsel at the Illinois Office of Senate President, John J. Cullerton, in Springfield, Illinois. She has also clerked at the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Health Care Bureau and at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Payal also serves as Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women Committee and the South Asian Bar Association of Chicago. Payal received her J.D. from Robert McKinney School of Law, Indiana University with a concentration in health care law and her B.S. in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is admitted to the bars in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and District of Columbia.