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31st Annual National CLE Conference®

Health Law Program Agenda


Program Co-Chairs:

Andrew J. Demetriou, Berkeley Research Group, LLC and Credo LLP, Los Angeles, CA

David W. Hilgers, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX

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


Wednesday, January 8, 2014


3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-5:30 p.m.

Telemedicine: It’s Not Just About Radiology
J.A. (Tony) Patterson, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT

 David Johnson, Montgomery & Andrews, Albuquerque, NM


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Is Accountable Care the Answer? What was the Question?
Amy Fehn, Fehn, Robichaud & Colagiovanni, PLLC, Troy, MI

Denise Webb Glass, Norton Rose Fulbright, Dallas, TX


Thursday, January 9, 2014


7:00-9:00 a.m.

Lessons from the Trenches: Trial of a Health Care Case

David Douglass, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC 

Michael Loucks, Skadden Arps LLP, Boston, MA         

Julie Nielsen, Berkeley Research Group, Tampa, FL


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.
    From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception





Friday, January 10, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m.
The View from Inside the Beltway
Robert Roth, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, P.C., Washington, DC      


8:00-9:00 a.m.
The Art of the Deal: Putting a Provider Affiliation Together

Andrew J. Demetriou, Berkeley Research Group, LLC and Credo LLP, Los Angeles, CA


4:30-6:30 p.m.
Physician Compensation: From Soup to Nuts
David W. Hilgers, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX

Albert  (Chip) Hutzler, HealthCare Appraisers, Inc., Delray Beach, FL

Sidney Summers Welch, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, January 11, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m.
The Changing Healthcare Marketplace and Trends Toward Consolidation                       

Jeffrey Micklos, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington, DC

Mark Waxman, Foley & Lardner, Boston, MA


8:00-9:00 a.m.
New Fiscal Realities and External Challenges for Academic Medicine

Almeta Cooper, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Nate Gilmer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
4:30-5:30 p.m.
It’s a Jungle Out There: Medical Staffs Confront Quality, Safety and Fairness Issues
Stephen G. Auer, Christensen & Auer, Pasadena, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m.
How the M&A Landscape is Transforming the Healthcare Delivery Model (Or  Not!)

Joseph Sowell, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN

Howard T. Wall III, RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, TN


Sunday, January 12, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits
The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY


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