Healthcare Compliance Training - Speaker Biographies


 

U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program

PROGRAM SCHEDULED for June 13-16, 2016 | Newark, New Jersey

For more than a decade, Seton Hall Law School has collaborated with experts in the healthcare and compliance fields to develop relevant, engaging curriculum and session topics for the U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program. Our speaker panel includes government officials, in-house and outside counsel who are experts in pharmaceutical and medical device fraud and abuse issues, legal scholars, compliance officers, and trusted industry advisors.

Speaker Biographies
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  1. Lynne Anne Anderson
  2. Katherine Armstrong
  3. Dennis Barnes
  4. Peter Blenkinsop
  5. Joseph Braunreuther
  6. Regina Gore Cavaliere
  7. Michael R. Clarke
  8. Scott Danzis
  9. Howard L. Dorfman
  10. Mike Doyle
  11. Jacob Elberg
  12. Maggie Feltz
  13. Gary F. Giampetruzzi
  14. Timothy Glynn
  15. Sandra González
  16. Nicholas C. Harbist
  17. Michael D. Hutchinson
  1. Elizabeth H. Kim
  2. Bruce A. Levy
  3. Seth Lundy
  4. Joseph W. Metro
  5. John P. Oroho
  6. Katie C. Pawlitz
  7. Lucy Rose
  8. Maureen Ruane
  9. Suzanne Seferian
  10. Lynn Shapiro Snyder
  11. James Sheehan
  12. Carlos Tessi

 Lynne Anne Anderson

lynne andersonLynne Anderson is a partner in Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She is a practiced jury and bench trial lawyer, who has handled a wide range of employment litigation, including retaliation/whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and breach of contract claims, in various state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels and government agencies.  She regularly provides strategic counseling to clients regarding internal investigations, business restructuring, and a myriad of other employment issues.

Ms. Anderson has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading lawyers for business, as well as by Best Lawyers in America.  She has also been listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers since its inception in 2005, and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in the state.  In 2013, she was selected by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare.”

Ms. Anderson is an active member of BioNJ, the current chair of the New Jersey Law & Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP), a member of the American Employment Law Council, and fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial lawyers.  She is a past president of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), and the 2009 recipient of the NJWLA Women’s Initiative & Leadership Platinum Award.

Ms. Anderson received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.


 Katherine Armstrong

katherine armstrongKatherine Armstrong is counsel at Drinker Biddle’s Government & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on data privacy issues, including law enforcement investigations, and research and analysis of big data information practices including data broker issues.

Ms. Armstrong has more than 30 years of consumer protection experience at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served in a variety of roles, including most recently as a Senior Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. In the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, she led Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) initiatives, including law enforcement investigations, consent negotiations, rulemakings, and other interpretive policy initiatives. During her tenure at the FTC, she served as an Attorney Advisor to Chairman Janet Steiger and Commissioner Sheila Anthony, and was responsible for counseling on matters of consumer protection policy and enforcement.

While at the FTC, Ms. Armstrong was deeply involved in the analysis of data broker and big data issues, and was part of the team responsible for the May 2014 Commission report, “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability.” She has spoken frequently before industry conferences, foreign delegations, and other groups on FCRA and FTC consumer protection matters.

Ms. Armstrong earned her bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College and her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School.


 Dennis Barnes

dennis-barnesDennis Barnes is Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer at PAREXEL International.  Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, PAREXEL is a clinical research organization focused on assisting its pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer clients with executing the necessary clinical trials that allow their products to be evaluated by regulatory authorities in markets throughout the world.

Prior to joining PAREXEL, Mr. Barnes held various positions with pharmaceutical manufacturers and consulting firms that service the pharmaceutical industry over the last 18 years, including Sanofi US, GlaxoSmithKline, Navigant Consulting, KPMG, and PwC.

Mr. Barnes earned his B.A. in economics from Bucknell University, his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business.  Mr. Barnes is also a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Seton Hall Healthcare Compliance Certification Program.


 Peter Blenkinsop

peter blenkinsopPeter Blenkinsop is a Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He joined the firm in 1999 as a policy analyst. He became an associate in 2006, and a partner in 2014. His practice focuses on food and drug law, information management and privacy, and international regulatory compliance. He also assists in the management of several special-purpose industry consortia.

As a member of the life sciences and pharmaceutical practices, Mr. Blenkinsop has assisted clients in addressing a range of policy issues related to medical product R&D and sales and marketing. Many of these projects have involved the development and implementation of legislative, regulatory, and media strategies, and they have related to a diverse range of matters, including biosecurity, human subject protections, drug product approvals, and drug labeling/advertising. He has represented clients before health and environment regulators in the United States and European Union and at international treaty negotiations under the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols.

Mr. Blenkinsop also advises companies on compliance issues raised by HIPAA, COPPA, the CAN-SPAM Act, the Junk Fax Prevention Act, and other federal, state, and international privacy laws. He assists clients in identifying privacy risks and developing information management strategies. He has also drafted contractual agreements concerning data uses and privacy, developed privacy policies and operating procedures and drafted privacy notices and consents.

Mr. Blenkinsop received his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Yale University, where he graduated with distinction both in economics and in East Asian studies and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in February 2006, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He is a former associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.


 Joseph Braunreuther

Joseph Braunreuther is Deputy General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson. He joined the General Law Department of Johnson & Johnson in 2001. Previously, he held the position of General Counsel for the Pharmaceuticals Group. He has provided legal counsel to numerous Johnson & Johnson operating companies in the areas of commercial litigation, including class action cases, securities litigation, intellectual property disputes, and contract disputes. He also counsels the operating companies on how best to avoid such litigation.

Mr. Braunreuther came to Johnson & Johnson from the United States Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, where he had been Executive Assitant United States Attorney, responsible for handling both criminal prosecutions and civil actions on behalf of the United States. From 1995 to 1999, he was Chief of that office’s Civil Division, and from 1986 to 1991, Deputy Chief of its Frauds Section. He has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime.

Mr. Braunreuther has also spent time in private practice with the Haight Gardner firm, and from 1991 to 1995 as a partner with the international law firm Watson Farley & Williams, both in New York City. He was also Deputy Special Counsel to the United States Senate Banking Committee during its Whitewater investigation and hearings.

Mr. Braunreuther is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and St. John’s University School of Law, where he was an Editor of the Law Review.


 Regina Gore Cavaliere

regina_cavaliereRegina Cavaliere is Principal of Advisory – Regulatory Enforcement & Compliance at KPMG LLP.  She joined KPMG on July 1, 2015 in its Short Hills, New Jersey U.S. Forensic Advisory Services practice.  Her most recent role was as the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for U.S. affiliates of a Japanese-based pharmaceutical/medical device company.  She led the Ethics, Quality & Compliance group and had responsibility for development and maintenance of a comprehensive ethics and compliance program that included healthcare law compliance, internal investigations, auditing and monitoring, training, privacy and information security, transparency, policies and procedures, document control, contact call center, manufacturing quality, and clinical trial/GCP quality.

Ms. Cavaliere brings experience with healthcare law compliance, having worked for three life sciences companies over the past 18 years.  Her areas of expertise include sales and marketing compliance as well as non-promotional compliance (e.g., medical and clinical affairs), pharmacovigilance compliance, and quality.

In her most recent role, Ms. Cavaliere successfully completed a Corporate Integrity Agreement with HHS-OIG for her prior employer.  She has also supported regulatory inspections (e.g., FDA, MHRA, EMA) involving manufacturing, pharmacovigilance, and clinical areas.

Ms. Cavaliere was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Rx Compliance Report and has presented at various industry conferences on the implementation of a comprehensive compliance program for a pharmaceutical manufacturer over the past decade.

Ms. Cavaliere received her B.A. from Seton Hall University and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark.


 Michael R. Clarke

michael clarkeMichael Clarke is Vice President of Corporate Compliance at Indivior Inc. He is responsible for managing the global compliance program for Indivior Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based global specialty pharmaceutical company that markets addiction treatment therapies, across its business operations in the North American, European, Middle East, African, China and Pacific Rim regions. His duties include overseeing third party due diligence; providing education and guidance on appropriate HCP, HCO, and governmental interactions; developing and revising ethics policies; training direct employees; monitoring sales and marketing practices; counseling on OFAC requirements; overseeing internal investigations; and implementing processes to mitigate corruption, fraud, and bribery risks.

Previously, Mr. Clarke was V.P., Ethics & Compliance - Americas for Actavis plc, a global specialty and generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, as well as Vice President and Compliance Officer for EBI, LLC, d/b/a Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies, a division of global orthopedic medical device company Biomet, Inc. He also served in an ethics & compliance officer role for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Edison Schools, and Medco Health Solutions.

Before working in-house as a compliance professional, Mr. Clarke practiced corporate, civil, and criminal law as a litigation partner with the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, as an associate at the law firms of Hannoch Weisman and Scarinci & Hollenbeck, and as an Assistant Deputy Public Defender in Essex County, New Jersey. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel - New Jersey; a member of the board of trustees for the Legal Services Foundation of Essex County; a former Chair of the ABA’s Business Law Section’s Corporate Compliance Committee (from 2006 – 2010); and a former co-chair of the Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee of the National Bar Association. He has been a panelist or moderator for numerous presentations on internal investigations, conducting third party due diligence, or setting up and managing corporate compliance programs.

Mr. Clarke received his A.B. from Brown University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.


 Scott Danzis

scott danzisScott Danzis is a partner in Covington & Burling's Food & Drug and Health Care practice groups. Mr. Danzis focuses his practice primarily on the regulation of medical devices, but also includes regulation of drugs, biologics, and tobacco products. He regularly works with companies in developing strategies for interacting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including strategies for clinical development and premarking review (including appeals and dispute resolution, when needed). He also advises on compliance with postmarket requirements, including advertising and promotion restrictions, postmarket reporting, and enforcement actions.

From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Danzis served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While at FDA, he was broadly involved in a wide range of legal and regulatory matters related to medical devices and drugs. He also worked on implementing key provisions of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.

Mr. Danzis has significant experience in the following areas: FDA regulatory strategies, including strategies for the premarket review (510(k)s, PMAs) of medical devices; appeals and dispute resolution within FDA; IDEs, INDs, and clinical trial regulation; advertising, promotion, and scientific exchange, including responding to enforcement actions and investigations; imports and exports of FDA regulated products; QSR and cGMP requirements, including responding to FDA 483s and enforcement actions; product recalls; adverse event and MDR reporting; FDA consent decrees and OIG corporate integrity agreements; regulatory due diligence; and compliance with antifraud statutes, including the anti-kickback statute and the False Claims Act.

Mr. Danzis developed and edited a book on the regulation of in vitro diagnostic products and laboratory testing, In Vitro Diagnostics: The Complete Regulatory Guide (FDLI, 2010). He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on the regulation of drugs, biologics, and medical devices. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America from 2011-2014 and Washington DC Super Lawyers from 2014-2015.

Mr. Danzis received his B.S. from Cornell University, his Master’s from George Washington University in Health Care Management and Policy, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Editor-In-Chief of the Virginia Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif.  In addition, Mr. Danzis clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub on the U.S. Court of  Appeals for the Second Circuit.


 Howard Dorfman

Howard DorfmanHoward L. Dorfman is founder of H.L. Dorfman Pharmaceutical Consulting, a consulting resource to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries, focusing on identifying and addressing compliance, regulatory, and risk management issues.  Based on his experience in a series of senior in-house positions, he undertakes extensive in-dept reviews of current company practices, identifies shortcomings and potential risk, and prepares remedial programs to address and reduce exposure in healthcare compliance, regulatory, and legal matters.  Prior to starting his consultant company, he served as the founding general counsel at Turing Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, located in New York City.

Previously, Mr. Dorfman served as Vice President, General Counsel at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Parsippany, New Jersey, the U.S. pharmaceutical operations for the privately-held Swiss-based global pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device company.  Prior to that, he served as Counsel in the Life Sciences group at Ropes & Gray LLP in New York, where he focused his practice on pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries.  Prior to his time at Ropes & Gray, Mr. Dorfman was chief legal officer of the pharmaceutical division of Bayer Healthcare LLC, where he was responsible for legal oversight relating to the commercial, regulatory, and compliance activities of the company's pharmaceutical operations.

Before joining Bayer, Mr. Dorfman worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), first as Counsel for litigation, where he oversaw and directed nationwide mass tort litigation involving hormones, antibiotic, and medical device products, and later as Counsel to the company’s U.S. Medicines Group, where he was responsible for the legal functions relating to the two largest prescription pharmaceuticals in the BMS cardiovascular franchise.

Mr. Dorfman’s areas of expertise include FDA regulatory law, fraud and abuse, compliance programs, risk management processes, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and licensing and product liability.  He established Office of the Inspector General compliance procedures at a major pharmaceutical company while counseling on Medicare, Medicaid, and other healthcare reimbursement matters.  Liaising with international stakeholders, he has developed FDA risk management plans and global drug labeling protocols in accordance with U.S. regulatory standards.

Mr. Dorfman has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, where he taught a law and graduate course on pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory and compliance laws for the past four years.  In addition, he has lectured widely and published articles on a range of product liability, healthcare compliance, and FDA regulatory issues.  He is the Editor-in-Chief and a contributing author to the PLI text on Pharmaceutical Compliance and Enforcement – the third edition will be published in early 2016.

Mr. Dorfman received his B.A. (with honors) from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.


Mike Doyle

mike-doyleMike Doyle is a Supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been a Special Agent of the FBI since 1996, serving his entire time in the Newark Division. He has investigated a broad array of criminal, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence matters, spending the majority of his time in the White Collar Crime arena. Mr. Doyle supervises all White Collar Crime investigators in the Trenton and Franklin Township Resident Agencies of the FBI Newark.  He is responsible for all programs, including health care, public corruption, and a myriad of complex financial crimes.  Of investigative note, Mr. Doyle was the Case Agent of the investigations leading to the conviction of the former Mayor of the State’s largest city, long-time Newark Mayor and New Jersey State Senator Sharpe James.

Additionally, Mr. Doyle recently concluded an investigation into corruption in the State’s capital city, which led to the conviction of twelve individuals, as well as the Mayor of Trenton Tony F. Mack and his brother. Mr. Doyle also led the investigation into one of the largest and longest running insider-trading conspiracies (Bauer, et al.), culminating in a co-defendant receiving the longest sentence in U.S. history for insider-trading. The case is the subject of a June 2014 CNBC American Greed episode. Mr. Doyle has held several positions within the FBI, including hostage negotiation coordinator, weapons of mass destruction coordinator, defensive tactics instructor, and national co-chair of the FBI Director’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Doyle has been nominated for the FBI Director’s Award on two occasions, and in 2008 was the recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Investigator of the Year Award.

Mr. Doyle holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, an MBA in Finance from Drexel University, and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting.


Jacob Elberg

jacob-elbergJacob Elberg is the Chief of the Healthcare & Government Fraud Unit at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. He supervises and directs all of the Office’s criminal and civil investigations and prosecutions of health care fraud offenses, including investigations and prosecutions of fraud against the government and private health insurance plans, illegal kickback schemes, violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and the improper diversion of prescription drugs, as well as all health care-related actions brought by the Office under the False Claims Act. In addition, Mr. Elberg supervises and directs the Office’s investigations regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, as well as fraud against certain other government agencies and programs.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2007, Mr. Elberg was an associate at Dwyer & Collora LLP (now Collora LLP) in Boston, where his areas of practice included white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Elberg received his J.D. in 2003 from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude, after having received his B.A. in 2000 from Dartmouth College, from which he graduated cum laude. After graduating law school, Mr. Elberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy Gertner (District of Massachusetts).


Maggie Feltz

maggie feltzMaggie Feltz is Executive Director of Ethics & Compliance at Purdue Pharma. Her primary focus at Purdue is on the Sales & Marketing functions. She also oversees Purdue’s aggregate spend efforts, ensuring compliance with state and federal marketing reporting requirements.

In her role, Ms. Feltz collaborated with other attorneys and compliance professionals to negotiate Purdue’s Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA). Since the initiation of the CIA in July 2007, she has partnered with Purdue colleagues and management to ensure its smooth implementation.

Outside of Purdue, Ms. Feltz served as Co-Chair of the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (PCF) from 2009 to 2015, a non-profit coalition founded in 1999 of senior compliance professionals and legal counsel from approximately 65 of the largest research-based pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Prior to joining Purdue, Ms. Feltz served as Compliance Counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and practiced health care law at McDermott, Will & Emery. She received a B.A. in Bioethics from Wellesley College, an M.A. in Medical Ethics from Case Western Reserve University, and she received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


Gary F. Giampetruzzi

Giam1Gary F. Giampetruzzi is a partner in the Litigation Department at New York office of Paul Hastings, LLP. He routinely advises clients on day-to-day compliance matters, and represents corporations in high-profile federal and state investigations, including those involving federal and state False Claims Act (qui tam suits), State Attorney General consumer protection statutes, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and oversees other complex civil and criminal litigation matters.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Giampetruzzi served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Government Investigations at Pfizer Inc, with responsibility for government investigations across the company’s multiple business units and operations globally, and associated government litigation with U.S. and international prosecutor offices. He was previously a Deputy Compliance Officer responsible for international compliance investigations and programs, with responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of compliance programs and systems across the company's international operations, with an enhanced focus on emerging markets.

Mr. Giampetruzzi has extensive experience with all facets of the anti-corruption and FCPA landscape.  He has been a leader in this growing area of practice for more than a decade, having led the development of compliance programs and measures, conducted and overseen hundreds of internal investigations, and been on the ground in more than 40 markets worldwide (including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America).  He was instrumental in the development of proactive market review approaches that have been incorporated into recent government resolutions, and acquisition due diligence techniques that were cited in the Justice Department’s FCPA Guidance document.

Mr. Giampetruzzi was named to Ethisphere magazine’s 2015 Attorneys Who Matter listing in the Specialists – Private Practice category.

Mr. Giampetruzzi received his B.S.E.E from New York Institute of Technology and his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.


Timothy Glynn

timothy glynnTimothy Glynn is the Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education and Miriam T. Rooney Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Since joining Seton Hall in 1999, he has taught various courses in the corporate law, employment law, and compliance areas, as well as first-year Civil Procedure and Torts.

Professor Glynn has published many articles addressing issues in corporate and employment law, and he is the author of a leading employment-law textbook, Employment Law: Private Ordering and Its Limitations (3rd ed. 2015) (with Charles Sullivan and Rachel S. Arnow-Richman).  His scholarship focuses on a variety of topics, including the allocation of decision-making authority and legal accountability within the corporation, the role and limits of enforcement mechanisms in employment law, and the impact of enterprise structures on legal protections and legal compliance.  He frequently presents on these topics to professional and academic organizations.

Professor Glynn received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review.  He clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  He then practiced law as an associate at the firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focusing in the areas of securities, business, and employment litigation.  Prior to joining Seton Hall, he again served a judicial clerk, this time for the Honorable John R. Tunheim, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Please find Professor Glynn's full profile here.


Sandra González

sandra-gonzalezSandra González is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.  She counsels pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies on a variety of compliance-related issues, including federal and state fraud and abuse laws, FDA promotional regulations, industry standards regarding healthcare professional (“HCP”) interactions, sample compliance, and anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

Ms. González’s experience includes: advising pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies on the continued enhancement of global anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs, including conducting proactive reviews, and advising on core program components such as monitoring, investigations, and remediation; serving on in-house review committees to provide legal or regulatory review and assessment of branded and unbranded promotional materials and marketing activities directed towards consumers and HCPs, as well as sales training materials and scientific communications, supporting new product launches and providing guidance on lawful preapproval communications strategies, including disease awareness campaigns; drafting, editing, and reviewing compliance and ethics manuals, field handbooks, policies, procedures, and guidelines in areas of promotion, off-label communications, consultants and speakers, HCP interactions, privacy, patient assistance programs, medical science liaisons, dissemination of medical/scientific information to HCPs, research activities, grants and charitable contributions, training, monitoring, investigations of suspected non-compliance, disciplinary measures, and enforcement procedures, and developing compliance implementation plans with milestones to assess progress; developing company-wide compliance training materials, as well as department-specific materials, and training promotional speakers on company policies and procedures related to FDA-regulated promotion and permissible conduct; conducting investigations into payments to HCPs in violation of state gift limitation and ban laws; performing audits, gap analyses, and risk assessments of overall compliance programs, sampling activities, and disclosure reporting and gift limitation compliance as well as drafting and presenting executive summaries of audit and assessment results; and drafting and reviewing agreements, including fee-for-service, clinical study, investigator initiated study, and third party.

Ms. González received her B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Latin American Studies from the State University of New York – New Paltz, and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.


Nicholas C. Harbist

nicholas harbistNicholas Harbist is a Partner at Blank Rome LLP. He concentrates his practice in complex criminal and commercial litigation. He represents clients in many industries in matters related to healthcare fraud and abuse, defense contract fraud, securities and tax fraud, environmental crimes, antitrust and FCPA crimes, export crimes, and general business fraud; RICO, antitrust, securities, trade secrets, healthcare, and professional licensing litigation; corporate internal investigations; corporate compliance programs; and Qui Tam/False Claims Act and whistleblower litigation.

Mr. Harbist is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1984–1996), where he served as the special fraud coordinator; and special assistant U.S. attorney involving litigation under the Classified Information Procedures Act.

Mr. Harbist was a featured speaker at the American Bar Association’s 7th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in New Orleans on November 8, 2013, where he spoke on The Coordination of Criminal, Civil and Insurance Claims Associated with Plaintiff Crime in the Workplace.

Mr. Harbist is consistently recognized by The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He was also recognized in the 2014 edition of The International Who's Who of Investigations Lawyers. He has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Harbist is a member of numerous community and professional organizations. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as National Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's White Collar Crime Committee. He was recently appointed as Co-Executive Director of the ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Division and is the former Vice-Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He is also a Former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Criminal Law Section and serves as a Trustee for the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for New Jersey. He also serves as a board member of the Long-Range Planning Committee for the Justinian Society. He regularly writes and speaks on white collar criminal law topics.

Mr. Harbist received a B.S., magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law.


Michael D. Hutchinson

michael hutchinsonMichael Hutchinson is General Counsel at Stryker. He joined Stryker as its Assistant Counsel in June 2008, was promoted to Chief Legal Counsel for the Orthopaedics Group in December 2008, then Deputy General Counsel in 2012, and General Counsel in 2013. He is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Stryker’s legal, compliance, and corporate secretary functions.

Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Hutchinson worked for several law firms and as an in-house attorney in the Washington, D.C. area. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Clark University.


Elizabeth H. Kim

elizabeth kimElizabeth Kim is an Associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP. She is a member of the firm’s FDA Regulatory & Compliance practice. She counsels life sciences companies on a broad spectrum of matters related to the approval and commercialization of FDA-regulated products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, human/non-human tissue products, and cosmetics. She has in-depth industry experience from long-term secondments and extended service as acting in-house counsel, general counsel, and/or compliance officer to small and mid-sized manufacturers. She serves on in-house promotional review committees to evaluate promotional materials (including broadcast ads, print materials, and digital/social media) and marketing activities directed toward consumers and healthcare professionals. She has been involved in numerous product launches, counsels clients on fraud and abuse issues, and assists with implementation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. She also advises clients as well as investors on FDA-related considerations in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other types of transactions including FDA regulatory due diligence.

Ms. Kim received her B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.S. in Clinical Practice from Columbia University, and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was a member of the Rutgers Business Law Journal.


Bruce A. Levy

LevyBruce A. Levy is the Director of the Criminal Defense Department at Gibbons, PC. Mr. Levy defends clients across the healthcare industry against administrative, civil, and criminal fraud allegations brought by the government and whistleblowers.  He has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare law and focuses on defending against government enforcement initiatives, complex healthcare litigation, and regulatory compliance.  He has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, hospitals, home health agencies, and a variety of healthcare providers, covering a broad range of issues relating to the federal anti-kickback statute; the Stark law and its regulations; the False Claims Act; the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.  He also counsels drug and device manufacturers regarding sales and marketing compliance issues relating to interactions with healthcare professionals and off-label promotion and works with clients to develop and improve compliance plans and compliance training.  He has extensive criminal, civil, and appellate experience in administrative, state, and federal courts and has personally handled leading national cases relating to allegations of criminal and civil health care fraud and abuse.

Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Levy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 1991-2001, and was the Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator from 1995-2001.  During his time there, he participated in dozens of False Claims Act investigations and tried more than a dozen criminal cases to verdict including healthcare, bank, and tax fraud matters.

Mr. Levy has taught as an adjunct professor of healthcare fraud and abuse at Seton Hall Law School.  He is a frequent lecturer to private and government groups regarding healthcare fraud enforcement and compliance.

Mr. Levy has been listed in Best Lawyers®, for Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,  for Healthcare and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, and has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, for Criminal Defense: White Collar.

Mr. Levy received his B.A., cum laude, from Brandeis University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.


Seth Lundy

seth-lundySeth Lundy is a partner at King & Spalding's Washington, D.C. office, as well as a deputy chair of the FDA & Life Sciences Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on healthcare matters, concentrating on the federal and state regulation of medical device and pharmaceutical device manufacturers and of healthcare providers and suppliers, including corporate compliance, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, False Claims Acts, state law compliance and reporting regulations, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Mr. Lundy’s experience includes working closely with federal regulators and legislators to create, revise, and interpret new laws, regulations, and policies in the healthcare field; developing business and marketing strategies to cope with changing federal regulatory schemes; corporate compliance; government investigations; healthcare contracting; effecting mergers and the creation of new healthcare entities; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and billing advice; and civil and criminal litigation.  His clients include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment suppliers, hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, institutes of mental health, physician groups, nursing facilities, and hospices.

Mr. Lundy is a frequent author and speaker on healthcare compliance, Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, and the Stark Law.  He has been recognized as a Top Healthcare Attorney in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA Guide, 2008 to Present, as a leading healthcare lawyer in the U.S. by Expert Guides, Guide to the Leading Healthcare Lawyers, 2014 edition, and as an Outstanding Healthcare Lawyer by Washington DC Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions.  He has also been recognized in Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers, December 2013.

Mr. Lundy received his B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College and his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University.


Joseph W. Metro

MetroJoseph W. Metro is a partner at Reed Smith’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of its Life Sciences Health Industry Group. He practices in the area of health care regulatory law. Mr. Metro’s practice focuses on counseling health care manufacturers, distributors, and providers on reimbursement, regulatory, and fraud and abuse issues.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Metro has provided analysis and counseling on behalf of manufacturers with respect to government pricing matters, including the Medicaid drug rebate statute, the Veterans Health Care Act’s drug pricing standards, the federal anti-kickback statute, and other state and federal laws relating to the promotion of prescription drugs and medical devices.  In this area, he has assisted with day-to-day methodological counseling, contract pricing strategies, recalculation matters, government pricing investigations, and due diligence on government pricing matters.  He has been listed in the LMG Life Sciences Guide since its inception as a life science “star” in the pricing and reimbursement arena.

Mr. Metro regularly works with manufacturers on health care fraud and abuse compliance, including regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters.  He has helped companies in various aspects of compliance program development and financial relationship reporting, as well as day-to-day counseling, the preparation of OIG advisory opinion requests, responses to subpoenas and other internal and external investigations, and conducting health care regulatory due diligence in the context of product and company acquisitions.

Mr. Metro received his B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Russian/Soviet Area Studies from Dickinson College and his J.D., with high honors, from George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the George Washington University Law Review and the Order of the Coif.


John P. Oroho

john orohoJohn P. Oroho is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Porzio Life Sciences, LLC. He meets regularly with companies to identify sales and marketing issues and to propose solutions that streamline their practices in meeting compliance requirements of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Oroho is also a principal of the law firm Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., and practices in the Life Sciences Compliance and Regulatory Counseling Department. He concentrates his law practice in regulatory compliance with respect to the Prescription Drug Marketing Act (PDMA), Antikickback statute, False Claims Act, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Mr. Oroho previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the PDMA Alliance, a national trade association focused on sample distribution and pharmaceutical marketing and sales compliance. He has an extensive pharmaceutical regulatory and compliance background. He also spent three years as General Counsel for Integrated Pharma Technologies and Computer Systems Services & Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Oroho was recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2015. He received his B.S., with honors, from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.


 Katie C. Pawlitz

katie pawlitzKatie Pawlitz is a Partner at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the Washington, D.C. office. She represents a variety of health care providers, suppliers, manufacturers, and associations regarding regulatory issues arising under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and under the health care fraud and abuse laws, including anti-kickback, physician self-referral, beneficiary inducement, and false claims laws. She also assists clients involved in anti-kickback, Stark Law, and False Claims Act investigations and litigation matters. Additionally, she works with clients to develop, implement, and monitor health care fraud and abuse and corporate compliance programs.

Ms. Pawlitz also regularly counsels pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers regarding federal and state marketing restrictions and reporting requirements, including the “Sunshine” provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known as the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.

Ms. Pawlitz received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri, and her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.


 Lucy Rose

lucy roseLucy Rose is President of Lucy Rose & Associates. She provides training and consulting to the pharmaceutical industry and its service support providers. From 1995-97, she served as the Director of the Office of Training and Communications for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There she designed and implemented programs to improve external communications with the pharmaceutical industry, health care professionals, and consumers. Additionally, she designed and implemented programs to improve employee performance, including leadership and management development. Examples of programs introduced during her leadership include: design and implementation of CDER’s World Wide Web Site, Live Satellite Educational TV programs with the pharmaceutical industry, comprehensive introductory training programs for new reviewers, and design and implementation of CDER’s crisis communication program.

Ms. Rose led CDER’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications (DDMAC) from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, she was responsible for the regulatory oversight of all prescription drug advertising and marketing to U.S. health care professionals and consumers. Among those challenges encountered during her leadership were the CME (Industry Supported Scientific and Educational Activities) Guidance and Direct to Consumer Broadcast Advertising considerations.

Prior to joining FDA, Ms. Rose was associated for seven years with Mead Johnson Pharmaceuticals, a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. She began her career as a sales representative, served as a regional sales trainer, and for four years was the District Sales Manager of the Washington, D.C. district.

Ms. Rose has been honored with a number of awards. The FDA twice selected her for their highest leadership accolade, the Award of Merit, for her leadership at DDMAC and at the Office of Training and Communication. DTC Perspectives and PHAME have elected her to their respective Direct To Consumer Hall of Fames for her many years of leadership in the DTC arena. Additionally, she speaks extensively at professional conferences on the regulatory and compliance issues surrounding the promotion of prescription drugs.

Ms. Rose earned a B.S. degree in biology from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., and an MBA from Averett College. In addition, she graduated from the Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program as a board-certified Physician Assistant.


Maureen Ruane

Maureen RuaneMaureen Ruane is Partner and Chair of Health Care Litigation, Investigations & Compliance at Lowenstein Sandler, LLP.  She has extensive experience defending entities and individuals who are the subject of government investigations in both criminal and civil matters – with a particular emphasis on representing life science and health care companies and executives.  As the Chief of the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 2010-2013, she actively supervised and directed the Office’s investigations and prosecutions involving health care fraud, including claims brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), among others, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other significant fraud cases.

In private practice, Ms. Ruane has defended numerous criminal and civil enforcement actions by the Department of Justice, HHS-OIG, FDA, and state Attorneys General.  She also has extensive experience guiding companies through whistleblower complaints and conducting internal investigations after reports of potential misconduct by company employees.

In addition to her litigation and investigations practice, Ms. Ruane counsels life science and health care companies on enforcement risks, regulatory matters, and compliance.  She has significant experience in helping companies negotiate, implement, and operate under HHS-OIG Corporate Integrity Agreements.

Ms. Ruane she was selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America (2015 & 2016) for her work in health care litigation, white collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation.  She was ranked as a leading individual in the white collar crime and government investigations practice area by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2010), acknowledged by Super Lawyers (2009-2010) and Rising Star (2007) for white collar criminal defense, business litigation, and appellate work, and was listed as one of Forty under 40 promising professionals by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2007.

Ms. Ruane received her B.A., with honors, in English and Political Science from Rutgers University and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law–Newark, where she was Senior Articles Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.


Suzanne Seferian

seferian-suzanneSuzanne Seferian is Global R&D Health Care Compliance Officer at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. Her team is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of programs designed to ensure compliance with applicable regional/local health care fraud and abuse laws, anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, advertising and promotion laws, privacy laws, codes of conduct and Johnson & Johnson company policies governing the R&D organization’s activities.

Ms. Seferian joined the Johnson & Johnson Law Department in 1999, where she provided legal support for the creation, implementation, and management of corporation-wide fraud and abuse and compliance programs. In 2006, Ms. Seferian joined the World Wide Office of Health Care Compliance & Privacy (WWOHCC&P), where she provided support and oversight to the medical device franchise HCC programs. In 2008, she joined the Pharmaceuticals Group Health Care Compliance organization.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Seferian worked at Reed Smith and other major law firms in the Philadelphia area, practicing health care law. She represented academic medical centers, pharmaceutical and device companies, physicians, long term care facilities, and other health care entities. She also clerked for the criminal division of the New Jersey Judiciary.

Ms. Seferian holds a B.A from Barnard College/Columbia University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.


Lynn Shapiro Snyder

lynn shapiro snyderLynn Shapiro Snyder is on the Board of Directors and is a Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and she is Strategic Counsel with EBG Advisors, Inc. She has over 35 years of experience at the firm, advising clients about federal, state, and international health law issues, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, compliance, and managed care issues. Her clients include health care providers, payors, pharmaceutical/device manufacturers, and those companies and financial services firms that support the health care industry. She publishes extensively and is a frequent speaker, particularly on topics related to health reform.

Modern Healthcare magazine named Ms. Snyder as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” in its inaugural list, in August 2002. In April 2005, the magazine named her as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” In the May 2006 issue of Nightingale’s Healthcare News, she was named one of the “Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyers for 2006.” She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2006-2015) in the field of Health Care Law; named to the Washington, DC Super Lawyers list (2007-2015) in the area of Health Care; recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2014); and, over the years, recognized in Chambers USA. She received an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. In 2007, she was presented with the Women to Watch Award by the Jewish Women International. She has also been quoted in the New York Times and other leading publications.

Ms. Snyder serves on the firm’s Board and Finance Committee, and is Chair of the Third-Party Payment Practice Group, which concentrates on legal and regulatory matters arising under third-party payment programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. She co-chairs the Health Care Fraud Practice Group, which focuses on federal and state fraud issues, including anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, secondary payor issues, and false billings, and she co-chairs the Health and Employment Law (HEAL) Group and contributes to its blog. In addition, she works on matters in the Pharmaceutical Industry Health Regulatory Practice Group and the Managed Care/Integrated Delivery System Practice Group.

Ms. Snyder is Founder and President of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation™, authored “Advancing Women in Business: 10 Best Practices,” and co-authored “Answering the Call: Understanding the Duties, Risks and Rewards of Corporate Governance.”

Ms. Snyder joined the firm in 1979, and is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, and before the United States Supreme Court. She was board recertified as a Specialist in Health Law in the State of Florida in 2003.

Ms. Snyder earned a B.A. in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center.


James Sheehan

James SheehanJames Sheehan is the Chief of the Charities Bureau at the Office of the New York Attorney General. Prior to his current position, Mr. Sheehan was Chief Integrity Officer/Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Human Resources Administration. Mr. Sheehan is the former New York State Medicaid Inspector General, where he oversaw the fraud and abuse enforcement activities of New York’s $50 billion Medicaid program. Previously, he was the Associate U.S. Attorney for Civil Programs in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Sheehan’s practice has emphasized health care fraud since 1987. He has personally handled or directly supervised over 500 health care fraud cases. In 1997, he was lead counsel in U.S. v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Labs, which resulted in a $332 million recovery for the United States. He has given over 300 presentations on health care fraud issues to a variety of professional, governmental, consumer, and business groups.

Mr. Sheehan received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Carlos Tessi

tessi-carlosDr. Carlos Tessi is Vice President of Compliance at Shionogi, Inc.  He has over 30 years of experience in global pharma, having worked in a variety of different medical, marketing, and management roles and is recognized as a proven leader in Pharma Ethical Business Practices & Compliance.

As the former vice president of Business Practices & Compliance for the Global Human Health division at Merck & Co. Inc., Dr. Tessi built and continued to strengthen Merck’s worldwide compliance infrastructure.  Partnering with Merck’s Corporate Office of Ethics, he implemented a Compliance Metrics Assessment Tool for the commercial division.  This ensured that the company met, on a worldwide basis, all internal and external obligations, as established by applicable laws, regulations, and industry codes.

Dr. Tessi developed a global risk assessment methodology that enabled aggregation of individual country data and provided multi-level visibility to the worldwide divisional business risk footprint.  With Merck’s acquisition of Schering Plough in 2009, he was instrumental in the alignment of both compliance organizations, identifying best practices and common processes, and making strategic recommendations for “value capture” in the consolidated organization.

After retiring from Merck, Dr. Tessi joined Bausch & Lomb as the Compliance Director for Global Pharmaceuticals.  He established a robust global compliance infrastructure for the Pharma division, including a global due diligence process to evaluate potential partners and monitor third parties and vendors across geographies.  In this capacity, he was also instrumental in Bausch & Lomb’s acquisition of ISTA Pharmaceuticals and Laboratorio Pfortner-Waicon.

Following the acquisition of Bausch & Lomb by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Tessi joined Shionogi Inc. to lead the U.S. Compliance Office.  In this role, he has developed a strategic vision for ethical business practices and compliance, which accelerated top line growth by simplifying and enhancing compliance systems and processes, and protected that growth by identifying gaps, effectively assessing risk, and providing appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

Dr. Tessi has been extremely active at the IFPMA’s Code Compliance Council, and participated in the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum, World Economic Forum’s PACI program, ECOA, and WHO’s Program for Good Governance in the Pharma sector.

Dr. Tessi holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Buenos Aires, where he was an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology department.  He is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and effective in French.




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