Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
David Abelman oversees legal, compliance, fraud prevention and governance activities for the organization as EVP and Chief Legal Officer. He joined DentaQuest in September 2013 as a Senior Vice President (SVP) and as DentaQuest’s general counsel. Prior to joining DentaQuest, Dave served as SVP & deputy general counsel at Tufts Health Plan, president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, senior counsel at Fidelity Investments, and junior partner at Nutter, McLennen & Fish. From 1991 through 1996, Dave was an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston, focusing on the prosecution of health care fraud and other white-collar crimes.
Dave is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, through which he has served on various program committees including the Annual In-House Counsel program. He also serves on several boards for community organizations, is past co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and he has been a frequent speaker at AHLA, BBA and other industry programs.
Dave is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Chicago Law School.