Tenth Annual Sedona Conference® on Complex Litigation Focuses on Health Law & Medical Products Litigation

February 07, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The Sedona Conference®, a nonprofit law and policy think-tank based in Sedona, AZ, announces a nationally renowned faculty and extremely timely topics for its Tenth Annual Sedona Conference® on Complex Litigation: Health Law and Medical Products Litigation—Common Ground, to be held at the Hilton Sedona, in Sedona, AZ, on Thursday and Friday, April 17-18, 2008. The Conference will focus on the issues that the Health Care and Medical Products Industries need to address when they encounter multifaceted civil litigation or governmental investigations. Attorneys, regulatory personnel and others interested in health care or medical products law will benefit from the dialogue led by the country’s foremost practitioners, jurists and enforcers in this area.

Cutting edge and timely, this year’s topics include: (1) eDiscovery (and records management) challenges; (2) Dealing with the Government: How to Handle Governmental Investigations and the Role of the Anti-Kickback Statutes and the False Claims Act; (3) Dealing with Private Plaintiffs: Whistleblower Litigation/Qui-Tam Actions; (4) Public Relations and Health Care/Medical Products Litigation: Legal and Ethical Issues; (5) Conducting an Internal Investigation/Regulatory and Compliance Issues; and (6) Ethical Issues in Conducting Internal Investigations.

The Conference faculty includes Elizabeth Ainslee, Schnader LLP, Philadelphia, PA; Katie J. Bergstrom, Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis, MN; Kevin F. Brady, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, Wilmington, DE; Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney & Counsellor at Law, McLean, VA; The Hon. Katharine Hayden, DNJ, Newark, NJ; former Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges, NixonPeabody, New York, NY; Renatta Hesse, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC; Joan D. Humes, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN; Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, New Orleans, LA; Janet H. Kwuon, ReedSmith, Los Angeles, CA; Roman Silberfeld, Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, Los Angeles, CA; Steven P. Sokolow, Novartis Corporation, New York, NY; Joshua H. Soven, U.S. DOJ, Washington, DC; Michael C. Theis, Hogan & Hartson, Denver, CO; and Barbara E. Tretheway, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN.

Registration is $1195/person, $1095/person if two or more from the same firm register at the same time. Overall registration is strictly limited to 40 to ensure an intimate environment for meaningful dialogue – the hallmark of The Sedona Conference®. MCLE credit will be applied for, including ethics credits. To register, or for more information including the complete agenda and faculty bios, please go to The Sedona Conference® website – www.thesedonaconference.org - and click on the conference title in the upper-right hand corner, or call 1-866-860-6600.