Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson

Olivia Benjamin is a health care lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP who advises clients on complex regulatory and compliance issues as well as representing them during government investigations and enforcement actions.

She previously appeared as an attorney on Showtime series The L Word and also in 2021 film Y: The Last Man.

Early Life and Education

Olivia championed an inclusive and multicultural religious education approach that provided a global view. She sought to bridge any differences among people based on religion, race, class, gender, ethnicity, age, culture tradition or nation.

She developed leadership training for the 157 Black churches of New York City, as well as authoring several books and articles, such as an ongoing series addressing African women’s lives and contributions in society to counter stereotypes of Blacks and improve perceptions about them.

She held leadership roles in several civic and professional organizations such as Pi Lambda Theta for women educators, National Council of Negro Business and Professional Women and American Association for the Study of Life and History (Hill 1991; Pitaro 1992). Additionally, she led twenty graduate study tours to West and Central Africa.

Professional Career

Olivia graduated with honors from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, receiving the Charles Ballon Writing Award as well as Public Service and Dean’s Merit Scholar honors and serving as Acquisitions Editor for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.

Foley & Lardner LLP’s Health Care practice group and Government Enforcement, Defense, and Investigations practice group. She advises clients on an array of health care regulatory and compliance matters related to False Claims Act violations; Anti-Kickback Statute violations; Stark laws violations and internal investigations as well as protecting them against actions brought by federal or state agencies.

Olivia is an internationally-recognized soprano who has graced opera stages across the world as well as concert stages with acclaimed orchestras such as Munich Opera Festival, Berlin Opera Festival and Ruhrtriennale. Furthermore, Olivia can often be found appearing in film, television and radio productions.

Achievement and Honors

Olivia Benjamin has been honored for her outstanding leadership in many arenas. She has received many honors, such as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and receiving a fellowship that supports her graduate studies in acting, directing, and technical theater.

Olivia is an exceptional vocalist. She has performed in countless operas and musicals, garnering international critical acclaim with her rendition of Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor.

Gone With the Wind made her an instant legend and earned her numerous honors both domestically (US) and abroad (UK), including being appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. Additionally, she is an accomplished writer.

Personal Life

Olivia Benjamin is an investment partner at Operator Partners and co-founder of Ground Floor, a community for early start-up employees. Additionally, she created Founder’s Table as a co-founder matching community. Olivia writes regularly for Forbes as well as publishing The Role Call newsletter.

Foley & Lardner law firm’s Health Care Law Today blog. She serves as Boston liaison to their Racial Justice and Equity Pro Bono Practice Group. In addition, she consults with National Marrow Donor Program and Be the Match on payer policy and legislative issues.

Talented singer and actress Rebecca Dowery has gained notoriety through her roles on Showtime series The L Word (2019) and Y: The Last Man (2021). Additionally, she has made appearances in several independent films.

Net Worth

Taylor Swift’s Scottish Fold cat Olivia Benson reportedly makes an astounding $97 Million annually! Taking its name from Law & Order actress Mariska Hargitay’s character from SVU, Olivia Benson has appeared in ads for Diet Coke, Direct TV and AT&T while also featuring in Taylor’s music videos.

She also boasts her own line of merchandise and made an appearance in the 1989 World Tour documentary. Additionally, Benjamin Button made cameo appearances in some of her music videos such as Blank Space and Me!

All About Cats recently estimated Olivia as being worth an estimated $97 million, second only to Gunther VI who reportedly is worth an estimated $500 million and Nala who reportedly holds an estimated value of $100 million.

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