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2020 Health Law Conference


Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Runtime: 7:00h

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Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section has rescheduled its 2020 Health Law Conference for Friday, Dec. 4. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in April 2020 and will now be available in a virtual setting to protect the program presenters and attendees.

This year’s faculty includes speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Board of Bar Overseers, as well as private sector attorneys who deal with compliance issues.

Conference Agenda

8:55-9 a.m.: Welcome & Opening Remarks

9-9:45 a.m.: Introduction to Health Care Compliance        
James Bryant, Esq., chief compliance officer, Brigham & Women’s Healthcare
James Downes, Esq., Law Office of James Downes

9:45-10:30 a.m.: Privacy and Security Issues in Health Care 
Kathleen Porter, Esq., Robinson + Cole
Anna Gurevich, Esq., Robinson + Cole

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.: State Oversight of Health Care in Massachusetts  
Eric Gold, chief, Health Care Division, Office of MA Attorney General
Steven Hoffman, Division of Law and Policy manager, MA Board of Registration in Medicine

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Health Care Oversight by the U.S. Department of Justice
Gregg Shapiro, chief, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Amanda Strachan, chief, Health Care Fraud Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office

12:15-1 p.m.: Break  

1-1:45 p.m.: Compliance Issues in Health Care Research
Emily Sobiecki, legal counsel, Mass General Brigham, Office of the General Counsel
Torrey K. Young, Esq., Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff

1:45-2 p.m.: Break

2-2:45 p.m.: Special Issues in Health Care Workplace Investigations

Abby Warren, Esq., Robinson + Cole 
Natale DiNatale, Esq., Robinson + Cole

Sonia Worrell Asare, Esq., Regional Director of Integrity & Compliance, Trinity Health of New England

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Ethical Concerns in Conducting Internal Corporate Investigations 
Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., Rosen & Goyal PC
David A. Kluft, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel, MA Board of Bar Overseers

3:45-4 p.m.: Closing Remarks/Adjournment

This conference will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program on Dec. 4.

The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 6.6 live CCB CEUs based on a 50-minute hour. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Non-lawyer compliance specialists can enjoy a special discounted conference rate of $50. Register with promocode HLComp2020, or call (617) 338-0530.


James T. Downes, Jr., Esq., Conference Chair
Law Office of James Downes, Boston
James L. Bryant, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer, Panelist
Brigham & Women's Healthcare, Chestnut Hill
Natale V. DiNatale, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston
Eric M. Gold, Esq., Panelist
Attorney General's Office - Health Care Division, Boston
Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., Panelist
Rosen & Goyal PC, Andover
Anna Gurevich, Esq., Panelist
Hinckley Allen, LLP, Boston
Steven L. Hoffman, Esq., Panelist
Board of Registration in Medicine, Wakefield
David A. Kluft, Esq., Panelist
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston
Kathleen Porter, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Gregg Shapiro, Esq., Panelist
Newman & Shapiro, Boston
Emily Sobiecki, Esq., Panelist
Partners Health Care, Boston
Amanda Strachan, Esq., Panelist
Abby M. Warren, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Sonia Worrell Asare, Esq., Regional Director of Integrity & Compliance, Panelist
Trinity Health Of New England, Hartford
Torrey K. Young, Esq., Panelist
Mukasey Frenchman & Skarloff LLP, New York

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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