Torrey McClary's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry. She has taken a leading role in managing several major hospital acquisition transactions, including completion of the first-ever acquisition of a private hospital by a state health care system in the State of New York. She has represented academic medical centers and non-profit hospitals and health systems in a broad range of complex corporate and transactional matters.
Torrey has tremendous depth of expertise in creating new health systems and structuring hospital acquisitions, joint ventures and spin-offs. She has played a major role in some of the most prominent and complex health system transactions in the United States in recent years. She has structured health care transactions using a variety of transaction models, including asset purchases, membership substitutions, joint operating arrangements and long term leases. Torrey is engaged currently in advising health system clients in several states on mergers, joint operating agreements and creations of clinically integrated networks.
William Sander Executive Vice President, Sales Sentry Data Systems
Dr. William Sander, PharmD, has more than 25 years of pharmacy practice, operations and sales experience in healthcare, including his current role in sales leadership with Sentry Data Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Sentry, he held several hospital leadership positions, including Director of Pharmacy, Director of Radiology, and Corporate Director of Pharmacy for a seven-hospital healthcare system. He also served as Vice President of Operations for a pharmacy management company.
At Sentry, Dr. Sander has been providing support to 340B hospitals for the last six years, helping them establish contract pharmacy networks and optimizing their 340B programs. As the leader of Sentry’s sales organization, he is the driving force behind new solutions designed to meet emerging marketplace needs. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelors of Pharmacy degrees from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Michael Callahan Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Michael R. Callahan assists hospital, health system and medical staff clients on a variety of health care legal issues related to accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient safety organizations (PSOs), health care antitrust issues, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulatory compliance, accreditation matters, general corporate transactions, medical staff credentialing and hospital/medical staff relations.
Michael's peers regard him as "one of the top guys for credentialing—he's got a wealth of experience," while clients describe him as "informed, professional and extremely helpful' and 'would recommend him without reservation'" (Chambers USA).
He is a frequent speaker on topics including ACOs, health care reform, PSOs, health care liability and peer review matters. He has presented around the country before organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Bar Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Medical Staff Services, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Michael was recently appointed as chair of the Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, and was recently appointed to the Board of NAMSS.
He was an adjunct professor in DePaul University's Master of Laws in Health Law Program, where he taught a course on managed care. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Daniel P. Ward ofthe Illinois Supreme Court.
Kenneth Davis Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
W. Kenneth Davis, Jr. helps his health care industry clients design, structure and grow their businesses. Ken represents physicians, hospitals, ancillary service companies and other health care and e-health providers and businesses in transactional and regulatory matters.
Ken counsel clients as they form new businesses, joint ventures, management and other service relationships, networks and other relationships aimed at integrating and improving the efficacy of the health care process. His work involves a myriad of matters including initial structuring and business model development, analysis of regulatory and reimbursement issues, private equity, debt-based and lease-hold financing, and mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly provides health care compliance counsel for clients.
He is “highly regarded for his physician and managed care work” according to Chambers USA.
Ken advises clients on many changing health care regulations, including the Affordable Care Act, the Stark Act, Health Insurance Protability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and several state laws and tax regulations. He counsels clients on financial matters such as reimbursement issues and private equity, debt-based and lease-hold financing.
Prior to joining Katten, Ken served as vice president and general counsel for Princeps Inc., a Nashville, Tennessee-based physician practice management company focused on diagnostic radiology services. The company was the result of a merger between Healthcare Resource Management Inc. and Princeps Medical Practice Management Inc., which Ken co-founded and for which he served in dual capacities as chief operating officer and general counsel.
David Goldstein Co-Chair Government Contractors Industry Group & Shareholder Littler Mendelson
David Goldstein works with in-house counsel, business leadership, and human resources to proactively identify and implement creative solutions for effectively utilizing human resources, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, avoiding liability, and resolving internal and external disputes. Areas in which he provides advice include wage and hour law, employee selection procedures, test validation, protection of intellectual property, and enforcement of non-compete agreements.
David also tries cases before judges, juries, and arbitrators and has substantial experience representing employers in class action litigation. In addition to trying two class action lawsuits to judgment, he has represented clients in other class or collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and state laws. He also frequently works with mediation and other dispute-resolution techniques in order to efficiently resolve disputes. David devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting employers with the preparation and approval of affirmative action plans and to representing government contractors in connection with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), state, and local compliance reviews. In March 2014, David testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections providing insight on how healthcare employers are making strategic decisions based on possible OFCCP actions. With clients in a wide range of industries, he has represented employers involved in:
• Construction • Media • Technology • Manufacturing • Higher education • Professional sports organizations • Health care
Before joining Littler Mendelson, David was a partner at another firm, where he practiced in the Labor and Employment Law Group for 22 years.
Michael Heil Principal HealthWorks, Inc.
Since founding HealthWorks in 1992, Michael has assisted a wide range of client organizations: healthcare systems, teaching hospitals, community hospitals and medical groups in strategic and business planning, physician contracting and FMV, healthcare legal consultation/expert witness services and planning for emergency services and trauma centers.
Michael has 39 years of experience in hospital executive management and management consulting. He has been chief operating officer for Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Michael was vice president for professional services and vice president for service development for San Jose Medical Center, assistant administrator for Southwest Vermont Medical Center, a management engineer for a community hospital, and a management engineer for Johnson and Johnson. He is a member of the board of California Shock/Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR), a non-profit regional medical helicopter service.
Michael earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a Masters degree in Hospital and Health Services Administration from Cornell University. He has been a teaching assistant in health policy at Cornell University and a faculty member in health economics at St. Mary’s College of California. The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts recognizes Michael as a Certified Valuation Analyst and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics.
Laura Keidan Martin Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Laura Keidan Martin is the national head of the firm’s Health Care practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She counsels health care industry participants including health systems, national ancillary service providers and life sciences companies, helping them structure their transactions, sales/marketing practices and physician compensation arrangements to meet state and federal regulatory requirements. Laura regularly assists clients with government and internal investigations and advises on corporate integrity and deferred prosecution agreements. She also helps clients develop and update their compliance programs and policies, provides compliance education and conducts compliance program effectiveness reviews.
Ms. Martin also serves as lead counsel on complex transactions, often involving multiple parties and creative deal structures. Her broad‑based antitrust practice includes antitrust compliance advice and representation through pre‑merger reviews and investigations conducted by the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
Ms. Martin earned her BA in economics from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is past president of the Illinois Association of Health Attorneys. Her recognitions include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for both health care and antitrust, Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Chicago Health Care Law, and Leading Lawyers Network’s “Top 10 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois.”
Lidia Rodriguez - Hupp 340B Compliance Officer & SVP Sentry Data Systems
With more than 14 years’ experience in 340B software and program maintenance, and six years in various staff positions within the US House of Representatives, Lidia is uniquely suited for the challenges of 340B compliance. In her current role as SVP and 340B Compliance Officer for Sentry Data Systems, she oversees the 340B audit team, the client training team and the professional services department. These teams act as internal consultants on Sentry’s high-priority projects and also support client requests that require a high level of expertise. Lidia is active in her local community as a mentor for Women of Tomorrow since 2008 and as a board member on the Boca Raton Community High School PTSA and School Advisory Council.
Richard Korman SVP & GC Avera Health (SD)
Richard Korman, Esq., is Senior Vice President/General Counsel for Avera, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Rich is responsible for all legal, compliance and risk management activities for Avera. Avera is the Catholic health ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, South Dakota and the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sisters of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Avera delivers health care services through more than 300 locations in a five-state region made up of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Avera links primary care and specialty clinics, hospitals, home care, long-term care, hospice services, home medical equipment, pharmacy and insurers.
Bob Leibenluft Partner Hogan Lovells US LLP
Bob Leibenluft’s antitrust practice is unusual in that it focuses on only one industry – health care – yet spans all industry sectors, including providers, payers, and drug and device manufacturers. He brings over 35 years of experience, including heading the FTC Health Care Division, to his representation of clients in counseling, investigations, transactions and litigation matters.
Starting at the firm in 1981 as a health regulatory lawyer, Bob became a nationally-recognized expert on Medicare issues. Indeed, his deep understanding of the industry was a reason he was asked to lead the FTC Health Care Division in the mid-1990s, where he supervised drafting of the FTC/DOJ Health Policy Statements, which first addressed clinical integration, and led investigations of hospital mergers and physician networks.
On a pro bono basis, Bob has led a 10-year review of the DC government’s response to HIV/AIDs, advised the Government of Liberia on a new public health law, and provided antitrust advice to the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.
Chambers USA describes Bob as “renowned for his expertise in healthcare antitrust and is singled out by a source as someone who really knows how the system works” and someone who “is hailed by peers as a "terrific healthcare antitrust lawyer."
Bob is an inaugural fellow and former Vice-President of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is a former chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Health and Pharmaceuticals Committee, Joint Conduct Committee, and State Enforcement Committee. Bob is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of HCI3, the parent of Prometheus Payment. and Bridges-to-Excellence. Bob teaches Antitrust in the Health Care Sector at George Washington School of Law where he is an adjunct professor.
Bob received a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale in 1973 and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1980 where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Christopher Wintrode Assistant General Counsel – Contracts, Governance & Policy SSM Health (MO)
Chris serves as the Assistant General Counsel – Contracts, Governance & Policy at SSM Health, a five billion dollar health care system that operates in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Chris is responsible for leading the Transactions Practice Group of the System Legal Affairs department which is comprised of the Contracts Division and the Policy Division.
- The Contracts Division is a one-of-a-kind division that was awarded the 2014 SSM Innovators Award for lowering the total cost of care and transforming the customer experience. Chris leads a team of attorneys and contract administrators that coordinates contract requests, negotiates and drafts legal documents, performs legal review and manages fully signed contracts to meet all external legal requirements and internal policies.
- The Policy Division is responsible for reviewing and approving all new and current policies at SSM Health. Chris leads a System Policy Administrator who manages the review and approval processes for policies.
Chris also serves as a subject matter expert on fraud and abuse laws and oversees high-level transactional work, including corporate governance processes and legal support related to acquiring, forming or dissolving legal entities.
Chris is a member of The Missouri Bar and obtained his Juris Doctor and Certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University. He also obtained a Master of Health Administration from the College for Public Health & Social Justice at Saint Louis University. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College where he studied Economics & Management and Political Science. Chris was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is an active member of the St. Louis community. He currently serves as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of American Voices, a cultural diplomacy organization that administers the American Music Abroad program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Doug Hammer Vice President and General Counsel Intermountain Healthcare (UT)
Doug Hammer serves as Vice President and General Counsel and has been responsible for the organization and management of legal and government relations services at Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 35 years. Mr. Hammer focuses his practice on corporate law, integrated delivery systems, complex transactions, antitrust, tax, and health policy. He manages a team of 25 professionals.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the America Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), including AHLA’s Executive and Finance Committees, served as Chairman of the AHLA In-House Counsel Committee, and, for six years, as Program Chairman for AHLA’s Fundamentals of Health Care Law program held annually in Chicago. In 2005, he was named an AHLA Charter Fellow, one of only 35 health lawyers nationally among the 12,000-plus members of AHLA.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and since 1978 has taught courses in health care organization, health policy and managed care, and public health administration and law. For ten years, he also taught health care law as an Adjunct Professor at the Brigham Young University Marriott Graduate School of Management. In his honor, in 2004, the University of Utah established the “Douglas J. Hammer Distinguished Endowed Lectureship in Public Health.” He is a member of Delta Omega, the National Public Health Honor Society.
Mr. Hammer received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.
Brian Bewley Shareholder Polsinelli
Brian Bewley provides comprehensive representation to a broad range of health care organizations in fraud and abuse and compliance matters. He brings value that clients appreciate with his perspective and reasoned advice —which was formed through his years of experience operating as a senior healthcare fraud attorney with both the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice.
Brian routinely represents organizations under federal and state investigations based on alleged violations of various civil, criminal, and administrative laws, including the False Claims Act, OIG’s Civil Monetary Penalties, and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Additionally, Brian is sought after by for profit and not-for-profit organizations to conduct internal investigations of various healthcare regulatory compliance issues. When these internal investigations uncover issues that are more appropriately resolved through a voluntary disclosure, Brian helps clients reach a fair, equitable, and timely resolution with the government. He has substantial experience negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements.
During Brian's tenure with the government in Washington D.C. — where he acted as the Team Leader for the Boston, Miami, Dallas, and San Francisco regions — he handled many notable matters involving alleged violations of the anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rules, and off-label marketing. Many of these cases resulted in large multi-million dollar global settlements. Brian frequently presents on various health care regulatory fraud and abuse issues, acts as Program Chair for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Midwest Region Conference, and serves as a member of the American Health Lawyers Association Advisory Opinion Task Force for the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group.
Charleyn Reviere AGC West Tennessee Healthcare System (TN)
Charleyn Reviere serves as Assistant General Counsel for West Tennessee Healthcare, a large integrated healthcare system consisting of hospitals, three affiliate hospitals, imaging and surgery centers, physician clinics, a behavioral health facility and other affiliated entities. She advises the system on all aspects of employment law, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and regulatory issues, physician contracting and negotiation, real property and leasing issues, copyright and trademark law, litigation and nonprofit/tax exemption requirements. Charleyn earned her B.B.A magna cum laude and J.D with honors from the University of Memphis. She is admitted to the bar in Tennessee and is a member of the Health Care Law Section of the ABA and the Tennessee Bar Association. She serves as a board member and volunteer for local organizations, including Area Relief Ministries and the Jackson Symphony
Currie Higgs GC & VP West Tennessee Healthcare System (TN)
Currie has served as General Counsel and Vice-President of the West Tennessee Healthcare system for over 12 years. The West Tennessee Healthcare system consists of a 635 bed acute care hospital, three affiliate hospitals, West Tennessee Imaging Center, West Tennessee Surgery Center, Pathways Behavioral Health, Medical Center Home Health, Medical Center Medical Products, Center for Child Development, West Tennessee Medical Group and related physician clinics and other affiliated entities. Currie has advised the system of approximately 5,000 employees on various employment law issues, including ADA, wage and hour matters, EEOC responses, Board of Directors matters on compliance and legal issues, supervising risk management, and all aspects of healthcare law, including privacy regulations, tax exemption issues, and bond matters. Currie is a board member of Leaders Credit Union, Past President of the Jackson Service League, Past President of Altrusa, and has been a volunteer for non-profit organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Symphony League, and the Salvation Army.
Sherry Travers Shareholder Littler Mendelson
Sherry L. Travers is a seasoned employment law attorney in Littler’s Dallas office and is a core team leader in the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. She has extensive experience counseling and representing healthcare employers in labor and employment matters, including representation before federal and state courts, administrative and investigatory agencies, as well as arbitrators. Sherry routinely handles matters regarding whistleblowing and retaliation, qui tam relators, discrimination and harassment, employment screening, competitive restrictions and trade secrets, compensation and privacy and data protection.
Sherry’s healthcare clients include hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, community-based providers, assisted living facilities, physician practice groups, concierge medicine providers, medical staffing companies, medical equipment and device manufacturers, health insurance companies and medical coding and billing companies. In addition to her counseling and litigation practice, Sherry has conducted numerous seminars and workshops for employers and industry trade groups, as well as authored many employment-related articles. Sherry holds a Masters of Law in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Jorge Lopez Chair, Global Mobility and Immigration Practice Group & Shareholder Littler Mendelson
Jorge R. Lopez has practiced immigration law for more than 28 years and focuses on corporate immigration, processing temporary and permanent corporate visa petitions, and all aspects of the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding visa benefits and Federal I-9 immigration compliance. Jorge often appears before the Department of Homeland Security on immigration benefits and compliance matters, as well as before the Department of State and other state entities regulating immigration compliance. He also represents clients in international forums on global migration issues.
Board-certified in immigration and nationality law by the Florida Bar, Jorge has advised multinational companies on how to meet their global workforce needs and on the management of I-9 audits and federal investigations. He also has actively managed the worldwide transfer of staff for a number of multi-national companies.
Additionally, Jorge provides advice on immigration-related employment discrimination, as regulated by the Office of the Special Counsel for Immigration Related Employment Discrimination. He has developed training programs for in-house legal teams and managers at client sites related to immigration compliance modules involving I-9 and visa issues.
Josh Murphy CLO & Corporate Secretary Mayo Clinic (MN)
Josh Murphy is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College and received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He worked as a trial lawyer in Chicago with Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney for seven years before joining the Mayo Clinic Legal Department in 2000. At Mayo, he served as Chair of the Litigation Practice Group and then Associate Chief Legal Officer before being appointed Chief Legal Officer in 2015. As Chief Legal Officer, Josh provides strategic and administrative leadership to Legal Department staff in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, and Arizona, and provides direct legal support to Mayo Clinic’s executive leadership and Board of Trustees. Josh lives in Rochester, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.
Brett Denton SVP & Deputy GC Carolinas HealthCare System (NC)
Brett received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Distinction in 1990 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and he received a Juris Doctor in 1993 from UNC, where he served on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Brett practiced law with the firm Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1993 to 1999, and in October 1999 he joined the in house legal staff at Carolinas HealthCare System. In 2004, Brett was promoted to Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and is responsible for the Office of General Counsel, Corporate Risk, and Corporate Insurance. Brett's law practice includes responsibility for a 2,300 physician group practice, a clinically integrated network, regional hospital affiliations and management relationships, litigation management, insurance and risk mitigation, executive employment and employment counseling, construction, compliance, and intellectual property. Brett was recently voted by members of the North Carolina State Bar as a member of the 2015 Legal Elite for Corporate Counsel in North Carolina. Brett is active in the Charlotte community, serving as chairman of the St. Gabriel parish council and recently chairing the board of directors of Crisis Assistance Ministry.
Christine Neuhoff System VP & CLO St. Luke’s Health System (ID)
Christine Neuhoff serves as St. Luke’s Health System Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. In 2014 and 2015, St. Luke’s was named as one of the 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics. Christine’s primary responsibility is serving as legal strategic advisor to the health system and its boards of directors. Since joining St. Luke’s in 2008, she has developed the health system’s legal, compliance, governance, risk management, and internal audit teams. In addition, she oversees the government affairs, communications and marketing departments.
Prior to joining St. Luke's, Christine practiced from 2002 to 2008 as in-house counsel with Shands HealthCare based in Gainesville, Florida. Prior to that, she was with Morrison & Forester LLP in San Francisco, California, from 1998 to 2001. Immediately following law school, Christine served as law clerk to Chief Judge Judith N. Keep of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Christine received her B.A. from Dartmouth College where she majored in Government and rowed as a member of the Women’s Crew. She received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1997.
Emilie Rayman VP Legal and Compliance, GC Community Memorial Health System (CA)
Emilie Rayman is the Vice President of Legal and Compliance and the General Counsel for Community Memorial Health System. Emilie has more than 30 years in regulatory affairs and health care financial/clinical operations. She is an active member of the California Bar and American Health Lawyers Association, and is licensed as a Public Health Nurse.
She is an appointed voting member of Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), and an Adjunct Professor at Western Osteopathic Medical School.
Emilie has spoken at multiple HCCA annual conferences and at AHLA in-house counsel annual meetings. She is also on the Editorial Board of “Compliance Today” a monthly publication of HCCA.
John Kelly Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
John Kelly is a former federal prosecutor, an experienced trial attorney and Managing Partner of Bass, Berry & Sims’ Washington, D.C. office. John represents companies and individuals in internal investigations, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and civil litigation in matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law), the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other regulatory and compliance issues. John's practice spans across a number of industries with a particular emphasis on healthcare and life sciences. Prior to joining the firm, John had a distinguished career as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ) where he held a number of leadership positions, including Assistant Chief for Healthcare Fraud, Criminal Division, Fraud Section; Lead Prosecutor, Medicare Fraud Strike Force; Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; and Assistant United States Attorney, Western and Northern Districts of New York. John is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to healthcare fraud and abuse, the FCPA, the FDCA and compliance programs.
Kori Chambers AGC, Litigation Indiana University Health (IN)
Kori L. Chambers is Associate General Counsel, Litigation, for Indiana University Health, Inc. and Indiana University Health Risk Retention Group, a medical professional liability carrier for heath care providers with a substantial relationship with Indiana University Health. Ms. Chambers manages medical and general liability claims at Indiana University’s state-wide in-patient hospitals and physician practice locations. Prior to joining Indiana University Health, Ms. Chambers was a Partner at the Indianapolis law firm Schultz & Pogue, LLP, where she defended hospitals and health care providers in medical negligence cases. Ms. Chambers received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is an active Board Member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana where she also serves as the Chair of the Women in the Law Division. She has been appointed by two governors as a Board Member of the Indiana Commission for Women. She also volunteers as a Child Advocate for Children in Need of Services in Marion County, Indiana.
Beong-Soo Kim VP, Litigation Kaiser Permanente (CA)
Beong-Soo Kim is the Vice President of Litigation at Kaiser Permanente. In that role, Mr. Kim leads a team of approximately two dozen attorneys and claims examiners with responsibility for overseeing Kaiser’s nationwide portfolio of pre-litigation and litigation matters, including enterprise litigation, business disputes, public and professional liability claims, labor and employment litigation, and government enforcement actions. Prior to joining Kaiser in October 2014, Mr. Kim was a partner at Jones Day, where he focused on appellate work, complex litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. Prior to Jones Day, Mr. Kim served as a federal prosecutor for almost nine years, the last two and a half as chief of the major frauds section in Los Angeles. Mr. Kim began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, after which he was associated with the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.
Scott Richardson VP & AGC LifePoint Health (TN)
Scott Richardson is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for LifePoint Health, overseeing legal services for the company’s Central Group hospitals. Scott counsels hospitals on operational, compliance, and regulatory matters, and also supports the company’s quality and medical staff governance initiatives. Prior to his current position, Scott was a partner with a Nashville firm providing services to a variety of the firm’s health care clients. He is a member of the Tennessee and American Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association. Scott is a current member of the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section.
Deborah Hodys VP, Legal Services & GC Greenwich Hospital Deputy GC Yale New Haven Health System (NY)
Deborah Hodys is both Vice President, Legal Services & General Counsel of Greenwich Hospital and Deputy General Counsel of the Yale New Haven Health System. Ms. Hodys joined Greenwich Hospital / Yale New Haven Health in 2007.
Ms. Hodys’s experience includes significant work on business transactions for health care providers, including mergers and affiliations of hospitals, health systems and other providers; provider and physician practice acquisitions; joint ventures; and real estate matters. Her health care regulatory experience includes fraud and abuse and other Medicare compliance matters, as well as medical staff credentialing and peer review.
Prior to joining Greenwich Hospital / Yale New Haven Health, Ms. Hodys held positions at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; Park Avenue Health Care Management; Garfunkel, Wild & Travis, P.C.; and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Ms. Hodys graduated with a B.A. from New York University and received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Ms. Hodys is admitted to practice law in New York and in Connecticut as House Counsel.
Jonathan Aquino Corporate Chief Quality & Vice Compliance Officer AHMC Health System (CA)
Jonathan Aquino is the Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer for AHMC Health System in Alhambra, California. He has more than 14 years of experience in healthcare management with a focus on process improvement, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and organizational development. Mr. Aquino received his masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelors from Creighton University in Healthcare Administration. Jonathan is currently a Board Member of Asian Health Care Leaders Association (AHCLA) and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is board certified in healthcare quality (CPHQ). Jonathan is a contributor to the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the National Association for Healthcare Quality. He currently lives in Pasadena with his wife, son and two dogs.
Ira Parghi Counsel Ropes & Gray
Ira Parghi is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s health care law group in San Francisco and a member of the firm’s privacy & data security group and its digital health practice. Ira’s practice focuses on health information privacy issues. She advises health care providers, medical technology companies, universities, and other clients on a range of privacy-related issues, including the collection, use, storage, disclosure, de-identification, and selling of clinical and research-related health information. She also advises on the regulation of business associate relationships under HIPAA; the internal investigation, documentation, reporting and handling of potential privacy breaches under HIPAA and state laws; and the handling of privacy-related inquiries and investigations by federal and state regulators. She helps clients to implement privacy programs and conduct privacy-related audits, investigations and training, and assists in the design of privacy-related policies. She provides advice on patient and third party requests for health information. Ira also consults with clients on the management of day-to-day privacy-related matters that arise in the context of clinical care. Ira’s extensive experience in health care has seen her advise on a range of other issues, including the management of adverse events, the conduct of internal reviews and quality control investigations, the handling of professional disciplinary investigations, consent to treatment and substitute decision-making, and conventional and electronic clinical documentation. Having served as legal counsel to a large Canadian insurance reciprocal for public hospitals, Ira is also experienced in defending health care institutions engaged in civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ira was the Corporate Privacy Officer for one of the country’s largest hospital systems. Before that, she was a partner in the health law group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Kristen Williams Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney’s Office (CA)
Kristen A. Williams is an Assistant United States Attorney with the Criminal Division, Major Frauds Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. She currently serves as the office’s Criminal Health Care Coordinator and focuses on the prosecution of health care fraud and related issues. She has spoken on current issues in health care fraud before the Los Angeles County Bar’s Healthcare Law Section and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Williams clerked for the Honorable Cynthia H. Hall on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Williams graduated from University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and also has a Masters of Fine Arts in English from University of California at Irvine.