Disruption, Consolidation and Innovation in the Health Care Industry: Get Smart! Chaos Is Your New Friend

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Disruption, Consolidation and Innovation in the Health Care Industry: Get Smart! Chaos Is Your New Friend

January 17, 2019 Georgetown University Law Center

Competition, consolidation and collaboration in the health care industry are fostering disruption and innovation in the delivery of health care services. This disruption and innovation inevitably leads to opportunities for investors, lenders and professionals who can make sense of the chaos.

It’s time to get smart! Attend this conference to learn about cutting-edge issues relating to the delivery of health care, private equity’s takeover of the industry, the rationing of health care services and reimbursements, and more.

Special features include presentations by health care CEOs on what keeps them up at night, and a keynote by former governor, physician and health care advocate Howard Dean. This Washington, D.C., conference is timed to occur just after the critical 2018 elections, where the outcome could have a profound effect on the regulatory and legal environment for the health care industry.

Program chairs Suzanne A. Koenig of SAK Management Services LLC (Riverwoods, Ill.) and Nancy A. Peterman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Chicago) discuss the important focus of the program on a recent ABI podcast. Listen here

Conference attendees will take away a detailed understanding of the key business, financial and legal issues that are and will be plaguing the industry, enabling attendees to identify opportunities and successfully navigate those opportunities in the ever-changing health care industry.



Event Information 270574

Thursday, January 17

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Ziegler

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Suzanne A. Koenig

SAK Management Services, LLC; Riverwoods, Ill.

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

9:15-9:45 a.m.

Deregulation in the Current Political Environment.

This talk will kickoff the Symposium with his take on deregulation in the current political environment, with specific emphasis on Healthcare and Pharma. He'll also specifically address Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling this month holding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, and what that ruling might mean for the future of healthcare.

Donald F. McGahn II

Washington, D.C.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

The Changing Delivery of Health Care: Who Will Be the Winners and Losers?

With Amazon, Walmart and others entering the health care market and partnering with established players, there will be winners and losers as health care businesses navigate the changing delivery of care — from the minute clinics to telemedicine to concierge medicine to whatever might be coming next. This panel will provide an overview of the changes in the delivery of health care, including the legal implications of those changes such as privacy concerns, security breaches, antitrust implications and other legal challenges as the law tries to catch up with innovation.

Wayne P. Weitz, Moderator

Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC; New York

Singleton A. Cox

DaVita Inc.; New York

Paige Dworak, FACHE

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. / East Orange General Hospital; East Orange, N.J.

Jeffrey A. Kraut

Northwell Health; New York

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Health Care Investing: Where Do You Put Your Money to Work?

How do investors and lenders view the health care services industry? Investors will outline criteria for investing in deals, identify key trends and issues, and provide various return characteristics regarding their investments by type of investment. The lenders will outline their views of risk within the various sectors, outline their views of the current state of the market, provide general terms regarding their specific products, and provide a general overview of how their loans are performing. There also will be a focus on some of the more challenging sectors of the industry, particularly hospitals, senior housing and post-acute care. Finally, this panel will highlight the legal challenges in structuring a health care loan, how to attempt to isolate liabilities, and how to recover your money when you need to take legal action on account of defaults, including navigating complex regulations when dealing with patients, records and medical waste, as well as the complexities of a restructuring.

John R. Weiss, Moderator

Duane Morris LLP; Chicago

Kjerstin Hatch

Lapis Advisers; Larkspur, Calif.

Evelyn Lee

SunTrust Bank; Washington, D.C.

Helen Quick

Locust Point Capital; Washington, D.C.

Jason Simmers

Ventas, Inc.; Chicago

Mike Taylor

First Midwest Bank; Chicago

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon: Essentials of Real Health Reform

The biggest obstacle to real health care reform is not political fighting or Washington interest groups; it is that the system works to spend as much money as possible — and often gets the wrong outcome.

Howard B. Dean, III

Dentons; Washington, D.C.

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Show Me the Money: Navigating the Reimbursement Web

Most health care businesses rely on Medicare, Medicaid and insurance company monies. As a result, understanding the reimbursement system is key to a business’s success or failure. Business leaders on the provider and managed-care side will discuss the rates and pressures on health care businesses, including in insurance company mergers/renegotiations of contracts, and the impact of hospital readmissions, fraud and ACOs. Other panelists will provide a detailed overview of the legal framework, structure and pitfalls of the reimbursement system, including regulatory dos and don’ts and how to keep the money flowing during a restructuring (whether in or outside of bankruptcy).

David Gordon, Moderator

Polsinelli; Atlanta

Stephen N. Clapp

Curae Health, Inc.; Clinton, Tenn.

Marshall Glade

GlassRatner; Atlanta

Bert Orlov

EisnerAmper LLP; New York

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Sponsored by EisnerAmper LLP

3:00-3:55 p.m.

Hear from the CEOs: What Keeps Them Up at Night?

CEOs share their insights on the challenges facing the industry, the new innovations that will transform the industry, and how health care policy is expected to change, when it will change, what needs to change, and how politics plays into all of this!

Samuel R. Maizel, Moderator

Dentons; Los Angeles

Paige Dworak, FACHE

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. / East Orange General Hospital; East Orange, N.J.

Marc Ferrell

Bridgepoint Healthcare; Washington, D.C.

Robert J. Henkel

Former CEO of Ascension; St. Louis, Mo.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

The Next Big Wave in Health Care Restructurings

This panel of experts will leave conference attendees with key takeaways that will help them know where to find their next opportunities. These experts will highlight the financial and legal issues facing the distressed sectors of the industry that you need to know as you work through the restructuring issues facing these sectors.

Elizabeth A. Green, Moderator

BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.

Hon. Kevin J. Carey

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (D. Del.); Wilmington

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Louis E. Robichaux IV

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC; Dallas

Matthew J. Ryan

Houlihan Lokey; Chicago

5:15-7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill


Conference Rates

Registration Rates Early
(by 11/9/18)
(after 1/4/19)
ABI Member/Non-Member
Join and Save*
Govt./Aca. ABI Member
Govt./Aca. New ABI Member*

* Includes a one-year ABI membership for first-time members — a $325 value! You must be an ABI member to attend. Membership is individual and nonrefundable. If your membership has expired, select the member rate and add in your membership renewal fee.

Exhibitor Rates

ABI Member Exhibitor Registration**
New ABI Member Exhibitor Registration***
Additional Booth Representative

**Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative.

***Includes one 6’ table and full registration for one booth representative AND a one-year ABI membership (a $325 value).




Gold Level

Polsinelli LLP

Silver Level

BDO USA LLP“GlassRatner”Hammond Hanlon Camp LLCPorzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. B.C. Ziegler and Company

Bronze Level

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC Baker & Hostetler LLP Berkeley Research Group, LLC“Deloitte" Dentons EISNERAMPER LLP Lapis AdvisersShumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.SM Financial Services Corporation Wilmington Trust Corporation and its affiliates.

Conference Information



Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, First Floor
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001


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Due to the limited amount of parking available, the Georgetown University Law Center cannot provide parking for programs held there. Disabled persons may make arrangements to park at the Law Center by calling (202) 662-9330. We encourage attendees to take Metro or a taxi to the program. Drivers can use the following nearby parking garages:


Union Station Parking Garage
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601 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Continuing Education

Accreditation has been or will be requested for this program from states with mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements for 4.0 CLE credits (based on a 60-minute credit hour) and 4.8 CLE credits (based on a 50-minute credit hour). Georgetown University Law Center is an accredited CLE provider in most MCLE states. Georgetown Law CLE is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. Some states require nominal accreditation fees, and you will be asked to submit payment at the program’s conclusion. If you have any questions about CLE, please contact Georgetown Law CLE at (202) 662-9890.

Cancellation Policy

All fees, except a $75 handling fee, will be refunded if written notice of cancellation is received by December 27, 2018. No refunds will be granted after December 27, but substitutions will be allowed. After December 27, upon written request, a coupon for 20% off the registration fee (not including optional events) will be issued, which can be used (by the canceling registrant only) for any ABI educational program up to one year after this conference, or for this same conference next year.


Speakers are subject to change.


Services for People with Special Needs or Dietary Restrictions Call (202) 662-9890 or email [email protected] with your requests.


Suzanne A. Koenig

SAK Management Services, LLC; Riverwoods, Ill.

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Advisory Board

David Gordon

Polsinelli; Atlanta

Andrew C. Helman

Murray Plumb & Murray; Portland, Maine

Don Husi

Ziegler Investment Bank; Nashville, Tenn.

Warren J. Martin, Jr.

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.; Morristown, N.J.

Matthew J. Murer

Polsinelli; Chicago

Naomi O’Dell

RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Chicago

Paul Rundell

Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, LLC; Chicago

Steven Shill

BDO USA, LLP; Costa Mesa, Calif.

Allen D. Wilen

EisnerAmper LLP; Iselin, N.J.