Anne (Andie) Bensky is the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In this role, she oversees provision of legal services to the Department’s division administrators, advises the Secretary’s office on major legal and policy initiatives, and serves on management teams that facilitate cooperation amongst the Department’s information technology, pandemic office transitions, long-term planning, and public health policy. She specifically advises the Office of Inspector General, which audits Medical Assistance providers and refers suspected fraud, waste, and abuse to the Department of Justice, and manages legal services for the Division of Care and Treatment Services, which administers four secure treatment facilities for forensic patients and three facilities for cognitively impaired adults. Andie advises the human resources department on sensitive employment matters, advises on public records responses, reviews draft administrative rules, drafts proposed legislation, and sits on the Wisconsin Judicial Counsel Appellate Procedure Committee.

Prior to her current position, Andie was an Assistant Attorney General with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. She served as a Deputy Unit Director in the Civil Litigation Unit, managing litigation related to employment law, open government, and higher education and overseeing attorneys and paralegals litigating in those areas. While at DOJ, Andie trained new employees on the state’s ethics rules, trained state public officials on the state’s open government laws, and trained law enforcement officers on litigation related to officer-involved death investigations.

Andie is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, teaching Equal Employment Law, and she worked as a Lecturer in Madison College’s paralegal certificate program, teaching civil litigation.