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Cori Cook, JD


Cori M. Cook, J.D., is the founder of CMC Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting and legal practice providing specialized advisory and legal services to the self-funded industry, and VezaHealth, LLC, an organization advancing medical appropriateness programs based solely on cost and quality.

Ms. Cook is an experienced corporate and legal strategist specializing in health care, insurance, PPACA, HIPAA, ERISA, employment and regulatory matters, and has been active within the self-funded industry for many years.  She has served on various boards and committees throughout her career, representing the legislative and regulatory interests of the industry.

Ms. Cook serves as an appellate mediator on behalf of the Montana Supreme Court and was the third Montana attorney selected for membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  Ms. Cook graduated from Gonzaga School of Law, is a frequent national speaker on topics related to health care and employee benefits, and her expertise has been widely sought by government and industry in the arena of health care and health care reform.



Janell Williams, JD


Janell Williams is an Associate Attorney at CMC Consulting, LLC. Her practice focuses primarily on advising Employers, MEWAs, Trusts and Third Party Administrators on effective plan design and compliance with ERISA, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, and HIPAA. She also assists clients with reporting and disclosure requirements, Employer Shared Responsibility tracking and reporting (Forms 1094 and 1095), Discrimination Testing, and Dependent Audits for Group Health Plans. Janell also has experience lobbying in the state of Montana.

Before joining CMC Consulting in 2015, Janell worked as a Contract Attorney for the State of Montana. Janell received her Juris Doctorate, with Honors, and her Certificate in Business Law Studies, with Distinction, from Western State College of Law in Orange County, California. In law school, Janell was a two-time Witkin Award recipient, Honors Externship Participant, Trustee Scholarship recipient, Public Relations & Marketing Director for the Student Bar Association, and held officer positions in both Phi Alpha Delta and Christian Legal Society. She graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology in 2009.