Ms. Beckman is Chief of the Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau in the Massachusetts’ Attorney General’s Office. Beckman is a graduate of the Yale Law School and Dartmouth College. Most recently, Beckman was Chief of the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, which is part of the Bureau Beckman now heads. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office in 2011, Beckman was the Chief Compliance Officer at Boston Children's Hospital where she specialized in conflict of interest issues, interactions with industry, and compliance with health care laws and regulations. From 1999-2002, Beckman served the Commonwealth as the Assistant Secretary for Health Policy, focusing on policy development and implementation as well as providing guidance with respect to potential hospital closures and nursing home receiverships. Beckman also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci. Prior to that service, she worked at Ropes & Gray as an associate specializing in health law.
The Health Care and Fair Competition Bureau comprises the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division, the Health Care Division, the Antitrust Division, the Medicaid Fraud Division and the False Claims Division. The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division oversees public charities, including major hospitals and health insurance organizations, to safeguard the public's interest in these organizations and to ensure the proper solicitation and use of charitable funds. The Division reviews annual public charity filings, works with organizations to address and cure potential violations, and, when necessary, conducts civil investigations and litigation to enforce the law. The Division has conducted reviews into health care organizations and transactions, including the purchase of charitable hospitals by for-profit Steward Health Care, as well as reviews of board oversight at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.