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34th Annual National CLE Conference®

Health Law Program Agenda

Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Health Law


Program Co-Chairs:

Andrew J. Demetriou, Lamb & Kawakami LLP, Berkeley Research Group, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

David W. Hilgers, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
J.A. (Tony) Patterson Jr.,  Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT



  • Learn About Trends, Recent Developments and Hot Issues in the Health Law Arena
  • Transactional and Litigation Health Laws Issue Addressed in Unique Educational Format
  • Gain the Insights of Experts from Across the U.S. on Anti-Kickback Enforcement, Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions, Challenges for Academic Medical Center, False Claim Act Investigations and Litigation, Alternative Payment Models for Physicians, Ambulatory Surgery Center Challenges, Distressed Hospital Challenges and Opportunities, the Opioid Crisis, and the Impact on Providers of Medicare/Medicaid Developments.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017


3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-5:30 p.m.
A Long Strange Trip: Evolution of the Healthcare Lawyer
Andrew J. Demetriou, Lamb & Kawakami LLP, Berkeley Research Group, LLC, Los Angeles, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Anti-Kickback Enforcement: The Assault on Marketing Programs and Other
Adrienne Dresevic, The Health Law Partners, Royal Oak, MI

 Clinton Mikel, The Health Law Partners, Royal Oak, MI


Thursday, January 5, 2017

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Developments in Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions

Michael K. Loucks, Skadden Arps LLP, Boston, MA

Alexandra Gorman, Skadden Arps LLP, Boston, MA


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Organizational Structure Challenges for Academic Medical Centers
Gary Keilty, FTI Consulting, Washington, D.C
James Mathis, Chief Compliance Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Plenary Session
Cyberliability: Understanding and Preparing for the Risk
A Panel Presentation By:

Erica Gann Kitaev, JD, CIPP/US, Managing Editor, Privacy & Data Security,  Practical Law,  Thomson Reuters
Paul Karlsgodt, Baker Hostetler, Denver, CO
Samantha Levine, Assistant Vice President, Aon Risk Services, Denver, CO


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Plenary Session – 1 Ethics Credit
An Ethical Hour at the Movies

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception


Friday, January 6, 2017  

7:00-8:00 a.m.

Report from Inside the Beltway 2017
Robert L. Roth, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, PC, Washington, DC



8:00-9:00 a.m.

Deals, Deals  and More Deals
Howard T. Wall, III,  RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, TN
Joseph Sowell, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN


4:30-5:30 p.m.
False Claims Act Investigations and Litigation in the Wake of the Yates Memo and Escobar

David Douglass, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC

Robert Rhoad, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Alternative Payment Models for Physicians
David Hilgers, Husch Blackwell, Austin, TX
Sidney Summers Welch, Polsinelli, Atlanta, GA
Albert  D. “Chip” Hutzler, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc., Delray Beach, FL


Saturday, January 7, 2017


7:00-8:00 a.m.
Current Challenges for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Diane Carter, Husch Blackwell, Austin, TX

Nicholas Newsad, Healthcare Transaction Advisors, Lone Tree, CO


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Delivered from Their Distress: Acquisition Challenges and Opportunities of Distressed Hospitals

Denise Webb Glass, Norton Rose Fulbright, Dallas, TX

Samuel Maizel, Dentons, Los Angeles, CA


4:30-5:30 p.m.

Feeling No Pain? The Opioid Crisis in America/Does the Math Work? Statistical Sampling and Extrapolation in False Claims Act Cases

David Johnson, Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., Albuquerque, NM

Stefan Chacón, Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., Albuquerque, NM


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Significant Medicare/Medicaid Developments in 2016 and Their Impact on Providers

J.A. (Tony) Patterson Jr.,  Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT

Thomas Dowdell, Norton, Rose and Fulbright, Washington, DC


Sunday, January 8, 2017


7:00-8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session

Evidence, Judicial Holds, and Social Media: How to Advise Your Clients About Their Social Media Use

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

Data Security and Your Ethical Responsibilities: Client Data, Discovery Requests, and Wifi … What Are You Responsible for With Your Data?

Jabez LeBret, CMO, Get Noticed Get Found (GNGF), Cincinnati, OH

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