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2021 Health Law Conference


Date Aired: Friday, September 24, 2021
Runtime: 7:00h

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Focus on Public Health Law

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Health Law Section on Friday, Sept. 24, for its annual conference. This virtual event will focus on public health law and the importance of well-being.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Wendy K. Mariner, a professor at Boston University School of Public Health, School of Medicine and School of Law. Mariner will offer an overview of public health law as it stands in the commonwealth today.

Mariner’s research focuses on laws governing health risks, including social and personal responsibility for risk creation, health insurance systems, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, health information privacy, and population health policy. She has authored more than 100 articles in legal, medical and health policy publications on public health law, patients’ and consumers’ rights, health care reform, insurance benefits and regulation, AIDS policy, immunization, research with human beings, and reproductive rights.

Mariner is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, having previously served as chair, vice chair and secretary. She has also been a member of the ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law.

Other topics for the conference will include:

  • Caregivers, Providers, & Public Opinion
  • Ethical Challenges for Impaired Lawyers and Getting Help
  • Privacy and Security Issues in Public Health
  • Balancing Population Health and Individual Rights
  • Employment Issues
  • Public Health Issues in Education

This program was hosted using Zoom.


Eunice Aikins, Esq., Program Co-chair
Dragonfly Therapeutics, Waltham
Natale DiNatale, Esq., Program Co-chair
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston
James Downes, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of James Downes, Boston
Paola Rossetti, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Clerk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Wendy Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH, Keynote Speaker
Barbara J. Bowe, LICSW, Panelist
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers | MassLOMAP, Boston
Professor I. Glenn Cohen, Panelist
Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Matthew Connolly, Esq., Panelist
General Counsel, Massachusetts Executive Office of Education
Rodney Dowell, Esq., Panelist
Board of Bar Overseers, Boston
Conor Duffy, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Jamie Katz, Esq., Panelist
Beth Israel Lahey Health, Inc., Cambridge
Wendy E. Parmet, Esq., Panelist
Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
Kathryn Rattigan, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Providence
Joel Rosen, Esq., Panelist
Rosen & Goyal PC, Andover
Abby Warren, Esq., Panelist
Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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