Walking into IDEAL Business Partners doesn’t make every potential candidate feel comfortable. Big screen televisions decorate many walls. Pool, air hockey, table tennis, and foosball tables fill the common areas. Pets are also part of the culture.
“It’s not hard to understand: quality work, financial success, and a creative environment are not mutually exclusive,” says Glenn Truitt, Esq., managing partner at IDEAL. “We wanted to create the kind of firm that we were looking for when we first graduated — where outliers find opportunities as a function of their desire and ability. Nikki Levy was a frontrunner the minute she walked in the door — not because of the way her resume looked, but because of the way she looked at the firm.”
Levy, who was a federal investigator with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Civil Rights, said she immediately knew this was the firm where she wanted to work. The firm initially caught her eye because of a series of off-beat creative recruitment ads that weren’t typical for a law, finance, and strategic boutique.
“It didn’t take long to discover why they could be so creative — they have a stellar track record in healthcare law and Medicare compliance,” said Levy. “Along with healthcare, IDEAL works in many progressive areas of law and finance, where they are forging new ground in law and policy rather than just reacting to it.”
As a federal investigator, Levy was no stranger to forging new ground. Her office enforced federal civil rights laws, conscience and religious freedom laws, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Patient Safety Act and Rule. IDEAL represented an opportunity to work with the law on the other side, helping medical practices and healthcare providers shape the future of healthcare.
“Nikki Levy immediately made her mark during a selection process that was a remarkable success in terms of the number of candidates and how many were uniquely qualified,” said Truitt. “After a number of candidates advanced through several rounds of interviews and assignments, we made a unanimous decision to bring Nikki on as an associate. She has the experience, creativity, and passion we are looking for in building a modern law, finance, and strategic boutique.”
Levy, licensed to practice law in Nevada and the District of Columbia, earned her juris doctorate from The George Washington University Law School. There, she also served as editor-in-chief of Volume 27 of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.
During law school, Levy worked as an intern in the office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid, the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and the ACLU of Nevada. She was also a student staff attorney at the GW Law Health Rights Law Clinic and was awarded the ABA Health Law Section & Bloomberg BNA award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law.
Levy is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in policy, planning and development; and a Master of Public Administration from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She plays tennis and is an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aviators, and USC Trojans.
IDEAL works with clients in the fast-paced arenas of fintech, healthcare, dental, cannabis, and business law. The firm worked with Nevada state regulators in developing law and policy around legalized cannabis, drafted a county healthcare regulation that is expected to become law, and took over the management of a large ambulatory surgery center while it was insolvent and returned it to being a fiscally sound and profitable business.