Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Dave Abelman, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for DentaQuest, oversees legal, compliance, fraud prevention, public relations and governance activities for DentaQuest and its affiliated businesses.
He joined DentaQuest in 2013 as Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Counsel. Before that, Dave served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Tufts Health Plan and President of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. His earlier roles include Senior Counsel at Fidelity Investments, Junior Partner at Nutter, McClennen & Fish, and 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. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Marilyn.