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Event Information 270574

Thursday, January 17

9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

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

Jeffrey A. Kraut

Northwell Health; New York

George Pillari

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.; Los Angeles

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

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

Howard B. Dean, III

Dentons; Washington, D.C.

A former DNC chairman, presidential candidate, six-term governor and physician, Howard Dean currently works as an independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world. He serves as an MSNBC contributor and is a strategic consultant for Dentons law firm, which has offices on five continents. He is also the founder of Democracy for America, a progressive online organization with 1 million members nationwide. Dean began his career in public service in 1982, when he transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont. He served as governor for 12 years — the second-longest-serving in the state.

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).

Stephen N. Clapp

Curae Health, Inc.; Clinton, Tenn.

Marshall Glade

GlassRatner; Atlanta

Rhonda Sandel

Texas Emergency Care Centers; Houston

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

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

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

Felicia G. Perlman

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 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 LLPHammond Hanlon Camp LLC Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. B.C. Ziegler and Company

Bronze Level

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLCBaker & Hostetler LLP EISNERAMPER LLP Lapis Advisers

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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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 with your requests.


Suzanne A. Koenig

SAK Management Services, LLC; Riverwoods, Ill.

Nancy A. Peterman

Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Chicago

Advisory Board

Kevin J. Altomari

The Redan Group; Pittsburgh

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.