HELEN M. POHLIG, J.D., is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C.  She currently lectures and writes on commercial law subjects and provides pro bono representation to a variety of non-profit organizations.  She also works part-time doing legal document review.

Helen has extensive experience in government relations and regulation, previously specializing in telecommunications law.  She started her legal career as in-house counsel at Republic Telcom Corporation in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she handled both regulatory affairs and general business matters including taxes, contracts, and vendor disputes.  Subsequently she served as General Counsel for the Competitive Telecommunications Association and as Managing Director for the National Association of Information Services in Washington, D.C.  She later became a Corporate Vice President at the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), where she was responsible for NAPM’s government relations program, international relations, and in-house legal work. For more than 20 years she has taught extensively for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM, formerly NAPM), ISM affiliates and private companies and organizations throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.

Ms. Pohlig graduated with honors from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, and earned her juris doctor degree with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.