American Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division: Health Law Committee

Young Lawyers Division:
Health Law Committee

Committee Description

The Health Law Committee is concerned with health care issues in courts and administrative proceedings especially areas affected by changes throughout the health care industry, including professional negligence, privacy, credentialing, electronic discovery, managed care, as well as fraud and abuse.

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Message from the Chair

Navigating the Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Laws:

A Primer for Young Lawyers on the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law

Duration: 60 Minutes, Download Audio Here!

About the program:

With the enactment of PPACA, the Federal Government is more focused on the issues related to healthcare fraud and abuse than ever before. It is critical that young healthcare lawyers be aware of the regulations and statutes that directly affect healthcare providers and suppliers with respect to fraud and abuse. Join us for a discussion of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, which will provide a basic fundamental overview of the Fraud and Abuse laws. Conrad Meyer and Lisa Taylor, experienced healthcare attorneys, will discuss the fundamentals of Stark and Anti-Kickback and guide the participants through a number of hypothetical?s, addressing topics such as physician compensation and consulting arrangements.

Program Faculty:

Matthew R. Fisher, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, Worcester, MA
Conrad Meyer, Chaffe McCall, New Orleans, LA

Lisa D. Taylor, Inglesino, Pearlman, Wyciskala & Taylor, Parsippany, NJ

Medical Malpractice 101


About the Program:
If you want to learn about how to handle a medical malpractice case or have some experience and want to learn how to get to the next level, then this teleconference is for you. A panel of experienced attorneys from the plaintiff side, defense side and in-house for a provider will discuss medical malpractice cases from start to finish, including:

  • How to assess a case when it comes in the door;
  • Communicating with physicians;
  • How to retain an expert witness and considerations to keep in mind;
  • Addressing discovery issues from obtaining medical records to preparing witnesses;
  • Knowing when to mediate or settle a case; and
  • Bring a case to trial, including how to connect with a jury.regulations and guidelines.

Program Faculty:

Matthew R. Fisher, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, Worcester, MA
Kenneth Braxton, Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX
Robert Casby, Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C., Boston, MA
Joan Vorster, Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, Worcester, MA

Articles and Newsletters


Spring Newsletter 2014

The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics
The practice series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of a law practice. With over 170 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.

We need your updated articles! Interested in writing an article?
For more information email the Committee Chair, Jennifer Scharf, at or YLD Program Associate, Renee Lugo at

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Modified by Renee Lugo on April 11, 2014

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